Join UMOM in observing Domestic Violence Awareness Month
In Arizona, one in four women will experience domestic violence. Since 2009 UMOM’s Domestic Violence program has provided safe shelter and services to over 1,300 individuals. UMOM’s Domestic Violence shelter offers survivors of abuse and their children a safe place to stay and access to many resources needed to regain their independence. UMOM’s housing program also connects domestic violence survivors with a permanent, safe place to live when exiting shelter.
UMOM’s Domestic Violence program includes a 63 bed facility at an undisclosed location with 24 hour security to ensure families’ safety. Families have access to private rooms, with an on-site cafeteria as well as clothing and resources that include safety planning, counseling, child care, health care, advocacy and more. Additionally, housing assessments are completed for all clients at intake so they can create a plan to return to housing while in shelter.
UMOM is committed to protecting survivors of domestic violence and their families and connecting them with housing and resources to help them become successful. This year the program’s achievements include:
109 families served including 123 Adults and 252 Children
98% of victims did not return the person to the who abused them (who reported destination upon shelter exit)
47 families exited to permanent safe housing
UMOM’s Domestic Violence shelter helps people like Regina*, a smart, compassionate, single mother who is a domestic violence survivor. She found safety, stability and success for her family at UMOM. She worked with a case manager and advocate to create a safety plan and goals for herself and her children, access quality child care, and stabilize employment.
Regina worked with a UMOM housing specialist and found a safe, permanent place for her family to stay when they left the shelter. Regina and her children are doing well and have had no contact with their abuser.
UMOM’s Domestic Violence shelter gives survivors of abuse and their children a safe place to recover from trauma and provides them with the resources they need to regain their independence. Celebrate Regina’s story with us. Throughout the month of October, you can join UMOM New Day Centers in raising awareness for Domestic Violence. You can join us in the following ways:
- Wear purple on “Wear Purple Day” Friday, October 18th
- Support UMOM programs and donate online
- Visit http://paintphoenixpurple.org/ to learn more about the City of Phoenix Campaign for Domesitc Violence Awareness
- Donate items for UMOM’s Domestic Violence shelter such as: toiletry items, diapers, towels and linens, & gently used clothing
- Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to see our updates during Domestic Violence Awareness Month and throughout the year
*Name changed to protect confidentiality of individual.