Halifax Urban Ministries
Our mission is to prevent homelessness among low-income families by providing emergency assistance & to intervene on behalf of homeless people.
Halifax Urban Ministries is a faith based nonprofit that has served our community since 1981. Almost all of our funding is through financial donations by the local community. 94% of each dollar directly provides services to our guests. We offer homeless prevention & assistance services throughout Volusia County from HUM service centers and distributed services at 30 partner & school locations. Flagler residents may access services at our Ormond Beach locations.
HUM offers 4 primary programs to help our neighbors in need
Feed-a-Family Homeless Prevention Program each month helps over 2800 families living below the poverty line stay in their homes by reducing their grocery bill. These families often struggle with hunger, nutrition, and food insecurity. HUM also provides financial help through prescription, utility & rent assistance leaving families more funds for rent, helping prevent homelessness. We also offer referrals and case management to families on the road to self-sufficiency. This program operates from our permanent service centers and with distributed services at partner locations & using mobile units.
Bridge of Hope Daily Hot Meal Program provides almost 100,000 meals annually to the homeless and people in need. Each meal is balanced with protein, vegetables, fruits, salads, a starch, dessert and a beverage. This is often the only quality nutrition our guests have access to.
Homeless Direct Services include laundry, showers, case management, mail service, ID applications, clothing, Internet access and other services. HUM has and onsite medical clinic in collaboration with Halifax Health and has forged partnerships to provide mental health services, cold weather shelters, legal and Traveler’s Aid.
The HUM Family Shelter provides emergency housing for up to 3 months for over 80 families with children each year. Offering families a safe place to stay, access to homeless direct services listed above, 3 meals a day, tutoring, life skills and budgeting classes. Our Rapid Rehousing Program helps families quickly establish a new residence each year through financial assistance and follows up with case management to increase the chance of a successful outcome, helping families return to being self-sustaining members of our community.
HUM Services 2016 –
Homeless Prevention & Intervention
What Your Donations Accomplished Homeless Prevention
Feed a Family Bags 32,096 (500 tons)
Baby Products (Diapers, formula, wipes) 3,044
Financial Assistance (Rent-Utilities) 112 Families
Travelers Aid 224 Bus tickets 159 Home Free Shelter Programs
Cold Weather Shelter 481 People for a cold night
HUM Family Shelter 95 Families for 5,425 nights Homeless Intervention & Assistance
Hot Meals at the Bridge of Hope 94,882
Showers & Hygiene Packs 29,853
Clothes & Shoes 10,628
Breakfast & Snack Food Bags 13,112
Case Management 4,898 Plus other services including Internet use, haircuts, ID documents, laundry, blankets, legal assistance, referrals, bicycles, mail pick up, backpacks, and partnerships providing medical & mental health services at the HUM Center. We Need Your Help – Get Involved
There are many ways YOU can help HUM help our neighbors in need and make our community a better place. You can help by donating food, volunteering your time or services, attending or sponsoring a fundraiser, committing to a shelter family sponsorship or simply making the financial donation in person, by mail or online. HUM’s annual budget is $2,500,000 which is funded mostly by individuals, faith groups, businesses, foundations, organizations and our partners. We are now also reimbursed for rent and utility assistance provided to families through federal, state and local grants. 94% of each dollar goes to provide services here in our community. To sponsor an event, donate, learn more or schedule a tour call 386-317-5880 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Because People Matter to God!