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 non profit that has served our community since 1981. Almost all of our funding is through financial donations by the local community. 95% of each dollar directly provides services to our guests. We offer homeless prevention & assistance services throughout Volusia Co. from 4 HUM service centers and distributed services at 14 partner locations. Flagler Co. reidents may access services at our Ormond Beach locations.
Homeless Prevention & Intervention
HUM offers 4 primary programs to help our neighbors in need
Feed-a-Family Homeless Prevention Program helps over 2700 families living below the poverty line stay in their homes by reducing their grocery bill. This, plus utility & rent assistance leaves 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 withh distributed services at partner locations & mobile units. Bridge of Hope Daily Hot Meal Program provides over 144,000 meals annually topeople in need. Each is balanced with protein, vegetables, fruits, salads, a starch & dessert. This is often the only quality nutrition our homeless guests have access to. Homeless Direct Services include laundry, showers, case management, mail service, ID applications, clothing, Internet access and other services. HUM has forged partnerships to provide medical & mental health clinics, cold weather shelters, legal and Traveler’s Aid. The HUM Family Shelter provides emergency housing for up to 6 months for over 90 families with children each year. Offering families a safe place to stay, access to all homeless direct services listed above, 3 meals a day, child tutoring, life skills and budgeting classes helping families return to being self-sustaining members of our community. HUM Services 2014 – by the Numbers
What Your Donations Accomplished Homeless Prevention
Feed a Family Bags 27,052 (541 tons)
Baby Products (Diapers, formula, wipes) 1,717
Financial Assistance (Rent-Utilities) 169 Families
Travelers Aid 157 People Shelter Programs
Cold Weather Shelter 1,071 People for a cold night
HUM Family Shelter 93 Families for 6,006 nights Homeless Intervention & Assitance
Hot Meals at the Bridge of Hope 144,416
Showers & Hygiene Packs 26,501
Clothes & Shoes 8,786
Breakfast & Snack Food Bags 8,082
Case Management 1,206 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 financial donation in person, by mail or online. HUM’s annual budget is $1,400,000 which is funded by individuals, faith groups, businesses, organizations and our partners. Less than 15% of our funding is from federal grants and 95% of each dollar goes to provide services here in our community. To sponsor an event, donate, learn more or schedule a tour call 386-252-0156 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Because People Matter to God!