Feed-a-Family Homeless Prevention Program distributes over 500 tons of food each year to help families living below the poverty line who often struggle with hunger, nutrition, and food insecurity. We consider this to be our “first line of defense” in preventing homelessness. If we can reduce a family’s grocery bill they will have more funds to pay for rent, utilities, and other household expenses. HUM also provides financial help through prescription, utility & rent assistance and offer referrals and case management to families on the road to self-sufficiency.
Bridge of Hope Daily Hot Meal Program provides almost 100,000 meals annually to the homeless and people in need. Hot lunches are served 363 days each year to the homeless and working poor. Each meal is balanced with protein, vegetables, fruits, salads, a starch, dessert and a beverage. This is often the only quality nutrition our guests have access to.
Hope Place provides emergency housing for up to 3 months for over 100 families with children each year. Families are provided a safe place to stay, day care for children, three 3 meals a day, tutoring, life skills and budgeting classes, and case management. Our Rapid Rehousing Program helps families quickly establish a new residence each year through financial assistance and follows up with case management to increase the chance of a successful outcome, helping families return to being self-sustaining members of our community.
Barracks of Hope provides transitional housing for up to 9 months to male and female veterans who have struggled with homelessness, addiction, and mental health. Single occupancy rooms are provided, along with mental health counseling, case management, and three meals per day. In 2019, Barracks of Hope served 52 veterans and helped move 28 into permanent housing.
We Need Your Help – Get Involved
There are many ways YOU can help HUM help our neighbors in need and make our community a better place. You can help by donating food, volunteering your time or services, attending or sponsoring a fundraiser, committing to sponsor a room at Hope Place, or introducing Halifax Urban Ministries to a friend who may want to get involved.
HUM’s annual budget is $2,300,000 which is funded mostly by individuals, faith groups, businesses, foundations, organizations and our partners. We are now also reimbursed for rent and utility assistance provided to families through federal, state and local grants. 94% of each dollar goes to provide services here in our community. To sponsor an event, donate, learn more or schedule a tour call 386-317-5880 or email email@example.com