UMOM New Day Centers is a leader in providing services for homeless veterans and their families in Phoenix. Through the four grant awards from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs we work with the Veterans Administration to provide housing, shelter and supportive services to these individuals and families who have sacrificed so much for our country.
If you are, or know someone who is, a Veteran experiencing homelessness or are at risk of homelessness please contact the SSVF team at UMOM or Save the Family. A Housing Stability Specialist will work with you to discuss housing options, assist you in getting on shelter waitlists, and screen for assistance. Phone: 602-466-1655
Click on the links below for more information about each program.
Veteran Program Summary:
Transitional Living (Grant-Per-Diem for veterans and their families)
UMOM has 8 units of Transitional Living specifically for homeless veteran families on the main campus. Veterans are eligible if they have a referral from the VA Hospital, are able to live independently, and have dependent children. UMOM will case manage these families to help attain permanent housing within the community. The anticipated average length of stay is 6 months or less, but families may remain in the program for up to 2 years.
Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)
The Supportive Services for Veteran Families(SSVF) Program started in Fall 2011 and is located off site of the UMOM campus at Madison Pointe Apartments, with a satellite program at Save the Family in the East Valley. SSVF serves over 130 veteran households a year, totaling 360 homeless or at risk individuals in their transition to stable permanent housing. UMOM’s SSVF program has been highlighted nationally in the Congressional Record, and recently by the First Lady in her remarks to the National Alliance to End Homelessness and by inviting UMOM staff and a UMOM veteran client to the White House for The Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness.
SSVF provides short term, rapid rehousing and homelessness prevention assistance with intensive case management to very low-income veteran families to obtain stable permanent housing. The SSVF program focuses on intensive case management to help participants increase their ability to sustain permanent housing and reach their greatest potential. Housing Stability Specialists will work with veteran families to identify their housing stability goals such as locating affordable rental housing, obtaining or maintaining employment, budgeting, or applying for VA and public benefits. In addition to working with a Housing Stability Specialist the SSVF program is able to provide temporary financial assistance to the veteran household for some expenses relating to housing stability such as rent, utilities, child care, employment training.
Permanent Supportive Housing
UMOM provides ten veterans and their families with permanent supportive housing which includes rent subsidies, case management, and supportive services.
This program is housed at Madison Pointe Apartments, which is an affordable housing community in Central Phoenix managed by the NRP Group. This community is located near the Phoenix VA hospital and will have a tenant preference established for military families. This program allows us to provide permanent housing, subsidy and support services to ten families within the Madison Pointe complex.