Thunderbirds Charities Awards Grant to UMOM New Day Centers

UMOM New Day Centers, Arizona’s innovative leader in shelter, services, and housing for families, single women, and youth experiencing homelessness, has received a generous gift from the Thunderbird Charities. The $300,000 donation will provide critical programming assistance for families and unaccompanied youth as they rebuild their lives to end their homelessness.   In addition to emergency shelter, UMOM focuses programs and services on each individual to ensure barriers to employment and stable housing are addressed. Examples of programs and services include education and employment assistance, child care, housing assistance, utility and rent deposits, work tools and uniforms, bus passes or gas cards to get to and from work or school, and more, depending on the need.

“We value our partnership with Thunderbirds Charities and the support they provide for those in need in our community,” said Darlene Newsom, UMOM CEO. “The recent Thunderbirds Charities donation will go a long way to improving the programs and the reach of the families we serve.”

“UMOM has such a tremendous impact on the individuals in our community, experiencing homelessness. They are critical to providing the needed support to help stabilize our most vulnerable and we are proud to support such a great mission,” said Chance Cozby, President of Thunderbirds Charities.

UMOM’s ultimate goal is to ensure clients receive not only safe and stable shelter but help through programs, support services, and assistance obtaining well-paying employment and permanent housing – all elements of long-term self-sufficiency.

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This grant is part of the Spring 2019 cycle. View a list of all Recent Grantees.