Halifax Urban Ministries
Homeless Prevention & Intervention

Our mission is to prevent homelessness among low-income families by providing emergency assistance & to intervene on behalf of homeless people.
HUM Shelterfam4Halifax 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.

HUM offers 4 primary programs to help our neighbors in need

 

humfaf1Feed-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 humbohserving144,000 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.
 
 
HP-2014-075Homeless 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.
 
 
HUMshelterra2The 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.
sota611smWe 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 mark@halifaxurbanministries.org
Because People Matter to God!