Watkins Basic Needs Shelter

This unique, year-round program is designed specifically to serve up to 120 homeless single women as well as up to 20 families every night. As a result of this critical program, we are able to provide the most vulnerable with a warm, safe place to sleep and a healthy meal.


UMOM provides case management and other supportive services for families and single women. UMOM manages and operates the Watkins Basic Needs Shelter. We also receive additional support, both volunteer and financial, from many faith-based and community organizations.

Learn more on how you can volunteer at Watkins Basic Needs Shelter.