Visit from AZ’s Largest Family Homeless Shelter CEO

Lots of people have heard of UMOM, the largest homeless shelter for families in Arizona. Many have even volunteered at the downtown Phoenix institution without knowing that UMOM stands for “United Methodist Outreach Ministries,” one of numerous ways United Methodists work to bring people of all persuasions together for the good of the community.


Darlene-Newsom-003The Fountains is proud to welcome UMOM’s Chief Executive Officer, Darlene Newsom, to Fountain Hills on Sunday, April 12th. Darlene has worked in the non-profit sector in Arizona for over 35 years and has been a tireless advocate for the prevention of and end to homelessness in Phoenix. Recognizing her commitment to serving the homeless in Arizona, Darlene has been honored with numerous awards, including the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce’s Public Sector Athena Award in 2011 and the Phoenix Business Journal‘s 28 Most Admired Leaders in 2013.

This Sunday, she will not only be sharing some of the many success stories of UMOM over the last 50 years, but will also be bringing exciting news about plans for the future. Ms. Newsom will be speaking at both the 9am and 11:15 services at The Fountains, a United Methodist Church, 15300 N. Fountain Hills Blvd. For more information, call 480.837.7627

UMOM’s many programs and services include Family Homeless Shelters, Permanent Housing, Watkins Basic Needs Shelter, Veteran Programs, Child Care, Wellness and Educational programs. UMOM strives to keep families together, provide a continuum of care from emergency shelter to transitional housing and finally, permanent, affordable housing. Families at UMOM have the opportunity to gain the skills, medical care, quality childcare, and education they need to rebuild their lives and succeed when they leave. To find out more about UMOM, visit

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WATCH HERE FOR THE FOUNTAINS UMC RESPONSE TO COVID-19Information changes frequently, so be sure to check back often

The Fountains UMC is creating a plan for its response to COVID-19, with the goal of maintaining social distance to keep everyone safe. Sharing information and maintaining contact with members and the community is critical, and to that end we have several actions in process. Watch here for updates, and come back often to check on new information!

  • All in-person meetings and group gatherings on campus are supended through the end of April.
  • The Fountains UMC Office will be open by appointment only until further notice.
  • Sunday morning Celebrations are Live-Streamed at 9:30am only, no face-to-face gatherings.
  • Meals at JUSTA and Halle Centers are suspended until further notice.
  • April 24-26 Mingus Mountain All Church Camp is cancelled
Sunday Morning Celebrations

Sunday morning Celebrations will be held at 9:30 online only, via Livestream, You Tube and Facebook. Follow one of these links to tune in on Sunday mornings: