UMOM is Impact Awards Community Champion







At the Impact Awards on May 14th, the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce honored UMOM with the 2013 Community Champion Award!

The Impact Awards honors the accomplishments of businesses and the impact they’ve made on the Greater Phoenix business community. Darlene Newsom, Chief Executive Officer for UMOM, accepted the recognition at the luncheon. Visit to see all the honorees.


Turn those speakers up and listen to CBS feature UMOM and the McDowell Mountain Music Festival!

Turn up those speakers and listen as Vicky Carmona from CBS interviews UMOM’s Chief Develpment officer Karen Fletcher. They discuss what UMOM is all about, our programs and services, how you can get involved, how you can volunteer and much more! The interview also highlighted the upcoming McDowell Mountain Music Festival (MMMF), taking place March 22, March 23 and March 24.

To hear the entire interview, click here.

UMOM is excited to be a beneficiary of MMMF 2013. For tickets please click here. For more information on the event and to download and informational flyer, click here.


UMOM Featured in Arizona Commercial Real Estate Publication!

Arizona Commercial Real Estate highlighted UMOM and the McCarthy Heart Hats Team, who completed an in-kind playground project for UMOM New Day Centers Fillmore property. McCarthy removed old sand from the play area (which was attracting unwanted cats), installed a new playground surface, painted the basketball court and ramada, installed a watering system and planted new vegetation. To read the full article, click here.


Publication Update!

We have updated the publication section of our website! Head on over to check out our Community Impact Report. It contains updated facts and figures on our shelter programs, affordable housing, supportive services, demographics and a full financial summary.


UMOM a Finalist for the 2013 IMPACT Award!

The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce just announced that UMOM is a finalist for this year’s Impact Awards! The Impact Awards honors the accomplishments of businesses and the impact they’ve made on the Greater Phoenix business community.  The final awards ceremony will be held this May. We are very honored to have been recognized in this way and to be standing alongside the other agencies in our award category who also do amazing work in the community alongside us.


Go Daddy executive, Bob Parsons, wife give back in a big way

Check out this great story from the Arizona Republic about Go Daddy Founder Bob Parsons and his wife, Renee’s philanthropic giving in Arizona.

UMOM is so grateful for the recent investment from The Bob and Renee Parsons Foundation that enabled us to pay off the mortgage on the 7.2 acre main campus plus expand capacity and supportive services for homeless families.

Read the story:



KTAR Interviews UMOM CEO

Darlene Newsom, CEO of UMOM New Day Centers, was interviewed on November 27, 2013 as part of KTAR 92.3FM’s “Arizonans In Need” series.

Listen now to hear Darlene talk about UMOM’s mission, programs and services, and how you can help this holiday season.