About HUM - Halifax Urban Ministries

Homeless Prevention & Intervention
in Volusia/Flagler Counties
People Matter to God
Because People Matter to God!
Homeless Prevention & Intervention
in Volusia/Flagler Counties
Because People Matter to God!
Because People Matter to God!


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Halifax Urban Ministries
Homeless Prevention & Intervention


Halifax Urban Ministries prevents homelessness among low-income families by providing emergency assistance and intervenes on behalf of those who have become homeless to reestablish permanent housing.

Halifax Urban Ministries is a faith based nonprofit that has served our community since 1981. Almost all of our funding is through financial donations by the local community. 94% of each dollar directly provides services to our guests. We offer homeless prevention & assistance services throughout Volusia County from HUM service centers and distributed services at 30 partner & school locations. Flagler residents may access services at our Ormond Beach locations.

HUM offers 4 primary programs to help our neighbors in need:

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.

HUM Services 2019 – What Your Donations Accomplished


Homeless Prevention
Feed a Family- 30,256 bags of 32 pounds of food (484 tons)
Food Brings Hope - 8,022 bags of 16 pounds of food (64 tons)
Volusia County Summer Camps – 663 bags of 16 pounds of food (5 tons)
Financial Assistance (rent 235, electric 160, water 54, medical expenses 19, bus passes 581)


Shelter Programs
Hope Place Family Shelter - 139 families served
Hope Place Unaccompanied Youth – 30 youth served
Barracks of Hope – 57 veterans served, 28 transitioned to permanent housing
Cold Weather Shelter - 241 people on 6 cold nights (i.e., <40°)
Hurricane Shelter – 89 sheltered at Volusia County Fairgrounds


Homeless Intervention & Assistance
Hot Meals at the Bridge of Hope 94,882
Showers & Hygiene Packs 29,853
Clothes & Shoes 10,628
Breakfast & Snack Food Bags 13,112
Bus Passes – 581 served
Case Management - 7,489 served


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 info@halifaxurbanministries.org

People Matter to God
Board Leadership


Executive Board Members
Anne Evans, Board Chair
Judy Barefield, Vice Chair
Al Falco, Secretary
Jerry Cutter, Treasurer

Board Members

Norris Brewer, Jim Dinneen, Christy Gillis, Autumn Johnson, Ted Serbousek, Scott Smith, Don Teasley, Gary Wandelt, Bob Williams, Senator Tom Wright, Sam Willett

Ex Officio: Rev. Dionne Hammond, William (Bill) Turner

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Staff Leadership

Administration
 
Buck James Executive Director   (386) 317-5886 (Option 3)

Donna Dooley – Director of Operations   (386)317-5872

Rebecca Wetzel – Director of Finance    (386)317-5878

Rita Kostiuk – Finance Assistant    (386)317-5876

Rhonda Hodges Marketing/Volunteers    (386)317-5886 (option 3)



Hope Place Resident Advocates   (386)317-5886 (Option 0)


Donna Burke – Resident Advocate

Tiawanna Byrd – Resident Advocate

Tamara Carter Resident Advocate

Kanisha Howard – Resident Advocate

Wilbur Keesey – Resident Advocate

Joanne Robert Resident Advocate

Terry Smith Resident Advocate
John Watson Resident Advocate


Hope Place Kitchen (386)317-5891

Bess Defoe Bridge of Hope Mobile Pantry Chef

Tina Davis Hope Place Café Chef

Martha Thomas – Assistant Cook

Stan Arel – Facilities


Housing Case Management

Surbrina Thayer Lead Case Manager    (386)317-5874

Jeremy Royce HUD Certified Housing Counselor    (386)317-5870

Julie Bernstein Case Manager    (386)317-5890

Tanisha Gadson Case Manager    (386)317-5871

Matthew Kiss – Case Manager (386) 317-5875

Trace Rudolph – Case Manager (386) 317-5901
Jessica Youngs – Housing Locator


Barracks of Hope   (386)252-9400 ( Option 1)

Brandy Conaway Facility Manager    (386)252-9400 ( Option 2)


Patricia Bernot - Resident Advocate

Lena Britton – Resident Advocate

Suzanne Forlenzo – Resident Advocate

Laurie Riley – Resident Advocate


Logistics

Rick Evener – Driver
Rick Zercher - Driver

Dan Ziegler – Driver

Jay Hott – Driver

Bob Kohler – Maintenance

Jennifer Ellis – Donations


Sustaining Partners

Bank of America
Brown & Brown Insurance
Daytona International Speedway
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
Florida Hospital
Florida United Methodist Conference
Gordon Food Services
Jon Hall / Ritchey Automotive
Little Caesars
Publix
Sodexho
Thrivent





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Halifax Urban Ministries, Inc. is an IRS approved not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that is registered with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Registration #CH2031. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE FLORIDA DEPARTEMENT OF AGRIGULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES CHECK A CHARITY OR BY CALLING 1-800-HELP-FLA (435-7352). REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. Donations are tax deductible. The principle place of business is 1340 Wright Street, Daytona Beach, FL 32117. (386) 317-5886
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© 2012-2020 Halifax Urban Ministries, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Halifax Urban Ministries, Inc. is an IRS approved not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that is registered with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Registration #CH2031. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE FLORIDA DEPARTEMENT OF AGRIGULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES CHECK A CHARITY OR BY CALLING 1-800-HELP-FLA (435-7352). REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. Donations are tax deductible. The principle place of business is 1340 Wright Street, Daytona Beach, FL 32117. (386) 317-5886
Halifax Urban Ministries is an equal opportunity provider.
Halifax Urban Ministries is an equal opportunity provider.
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