Goodmans Interior Structures Selects UMOM New Day Centers to Receive $20,000 Office Makeover



Goodmans Interior Structures announces UMOM New Day Centers, a nonprofit that provides homeless families with shelter, housing and support services, as the 2013 winner of the Goodmans’ Eye for the Good GuyS Board Governance Award.

The Good GuyS award recognizes the most effective nonprofit (501c3) boards of directors, one in Maricopa and one in Pima counties.

Goodmans selected UMOM, the largest homeless shelter for families in Arizona, because its board of directors has been effective in strategically planning for the organization’s sustainability.

UMOM has purchased adjacent property for future growth, created a succession plan for the CEO and executive team to ensure continuity, and participated in a comprehensive organizational assessment that is leading to improvements in infrastructure and business processes.

In addition, UMOM has opened and staffed the remaining 22 family shelter units on its Van Buren campus, and now provides emergency, transitional and domestic violence shelter to 175 families. UMOM also provides housing to 320 families and rental assistance to dozens more.

“UMOM New Day Centers is thrilled to have been selected and look forward to our continued partnership with Goodmans Interior Structures. UMOM Board of Directors and staff have worked tirelessly over the past several years to strategically retool our programs and services to not just manage family homelessness but to end family homelessness through creating effective interventions and partnerships in the community,” said Darlene Newsom, CEO of UMOM New Day Centers.

Goodmans will create a collaborative work environment for UMOM that helps the nonprofit collaborate, brainstorm and solve problems. Design work will begin immediately.

“UMOM’s board of directors provides significant leadership to ensure, for years to come, that the organization will continue to fulfill its mission of helping homeless families reach their greatest potential,” said Adam Goodman, CEO of the family-owned Goodmans Interior Structures.

More than 11,320 people voted online for their favorite “Good GuyS” during the contest’s public voting period, March 11-22.

Goodmans selected the winners based on a tallied score from a questionnaire, the judges’ review of the answers and public voting.

The Edge School, a school for at-risk youth, is the Pima County “Good GuyS” winner.