The HUM Family Shelter – Daytona Beach, Florida
Your support can make a real difference in people’s lives. The largest, fastest growing group of homeless people are families with children, comprising 40% of the homeless, mostly with single mother heads of household.
One mother who lived in the shelter with her children for several months receiving case management, child care & job search assistance, a safe place to sleep & food to feed her 3 children, said as they transitioned to independent living with a job in hand “I never met the person that sponsored my family, without the person knowing me they helped me. I hope they will help another family. They sure helped us.”
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Three meals a day are provided to shelter guests, a continental type breakfast in the shelter and a hot lunch and supper are served at our Bridge of Hope Hot Meal kitchen.
This is one of 500 families over the past 10 years that moved into a permanent residence after staying at the shelter and getting back on their feet.
Staff is on site 24 x 7 to help guide families to achieve goals, regain self-sufficiency and return to permanent housing.
Common areas make up for the small rooms and provide for social interaction in areas like our play room.
In the evenings family’s often gather on the 3 sofas in the common area living room.
The outdoor play ground may be small but it is a secure, happy place for children to play!
Early each morning families gather outside the front of the shelter as the children head to school so parents can work and save for a better future.
Yes, Santa does know the address of the shelter and always come bearing gifts and blessings for the children!
Inside the front door, shelter guests who have experienced loss and hard times are reminded of one of the most important things they must remember as the rebuild their lives.
The shelter is available only to families with children. Adults will be drug screened and must commit to ending any substance abuse and must pass a background check for crimes that may affect the safety of the children.
The HUM Family Shelter Provides:
- 21 rooms/88 bed spaces.
- For families with children.
- Provides up to 3 months of shelter for homeless families to get on their feet.
- Help for parents to find employment and daycare opportunities for children
- Tutoring provided for children in shelter’s media center.
- Classes provided to families on finance and family dynamics.
- Access to all services of The HUM Center
- 3 meals a day for residents
- Access to HUM Rapid Rehousing Specialists
In 2015, 54 families moved through the HUM shelter and into permanent residences of their own many with the help of our housing specialist with and HUD or ESG funding to help in their transition to self-sufficiency. Learn More about the HUM Rehousing Program Here.
If you would like to partner with HUM we invite you to tour the HUM Center & Family Shelter. Please consider making a donation. Contact Ginny at 386.252.0156 to schedule a tour or email her at Ginny@halifaxurbanministries.org
Donations may be mailed to:
Halifax Urban Ministries
215 Bay Street
Daytona Beach FL 32114
For shelter admission information call 386.252.9400 ext. 23
Because People Matter to God!