About HUM - Halifax Urban Ministries

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


Our mission is to prevent homelessness among low-income families by providing emergency assistance & to intervene on behalf of homeless people.

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

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Board Leadership


Executive Board Members
Judy Barefield, Board Chair
Jim Dinneen, Vice Chair
Don Teasley, Secretary
Jerry Cutter, Treasurer

Board Members
David Barker, Selma Barker,Ward Berg, Norris Brewer, Lonnie Brown, Tensy Caine, Anne Evans, Al Falco, Autumn Johnson, Rev. John Long, Tim Mann, Ted Serbousek, Les Thompson, Gary Wandelt, Senator Tom Wright, Geri Wright-Gibson
Ex Officio: Rev. Dionne Hammond, William (Bill) Turner

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Staff Leadership

Administration
 
Buck James  Executive Director
 
Donna Dooley– Director of Operations
 
Mia Andrade – Director of Finance
 
Paul Denton – Financial Assistant
 
Shannon Farrell – Finance/Contract Coordinator
 
Laurie Riley – Volunteer/Donation Coordination

 
Homeless Prevention & Intervention
 
Tanisha Gadson – Prevention & Intervention Coordinator
 
Laurie Riley – HUM South


Housing Case Management
 
Jeremy Royce – Housing Specialist
 
Surbrina Thayer – Housing Case Manager
 
Brandy Harris – Housing Case Manager
 
Lisa Degolier– Hope Place Case Manager


Hope Place Family Shelter
 
VacantResident Assistant Team Lead

 Vacant – Resident Assistant

Brianna Johnson – Resident Assistant

Vacant – Resident Assistant

Joanne Robert – Resident Assistant
 
Chana Sampson – Resident Assistant

Terrance Simms – Maintenance

Mike Gurin – Hope Place Cafe Manager
 

Bridge of Hope
 
Bess Dufoe – Kitchen Manager
 
Rufus Harper – Program Assistant
 
 
Barracks of Hope
 
Tonya Smith – Resident Assistant

Derick Brown – Counselor and Case Manager


Logistics

Mike Lazo – Driver

Sherrie Reaves – Driver

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©2012-2020 Halifax Urban Ministries. All Rights Reserved. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE WITHIN THE STATE, 1-800-HELP-FLA (435-7352) OR THROUGH WWW.FLORIDACONSUMERHELP.COM. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. Send us an email or Call 386-252-0156
©2012-2019 Halifax Urban Ministries. All Rights Reserved. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE WITHIN THE STATE, 1-800-HELP-FLA (435-7352) OR THROUGH WWW.FLORIDACONSUMERHELP.COM. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. Send us an email  Call 386-252-0156
©2012-2019 Halifax Urban Ministries. All Rights Reserved. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE WITHIN THE STATE, 1-800-HELP-FLA (435-7352) OR THROUGH WWW.FLORIDACONSUMERHELP.COM. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. Send us an email  Call 386-252-0156
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