Our History

Troy Area United Ministries, founded in 1986 as a consolidation of the United Urban Ministry of Troy and Troy Area Council of Churches, meets immediate needs of homeless persons, women and dependent children fleeing domestic violence, persons living with HIV/AIDS, youth, those who are food insecure, and low income persons.

Here, people of spirit, justice and care work together to build the spiritual and social well-being of people in the Troy Area.  Over 300 volunteers serve in a year’s time. Our very active Board of Directors represents local congregations and the community at large.

In 2003, TAUM purchased a building and became a stakeholder in South Troy at 392 Second St. Here, the Osgood Neighbors gather on the second Tuesday of the month. Our Troy Damien Center serves three hot, nutritious meals per week, and from this site, TAUM’s Furniture Program delivers $250,000 worth of good used furniture free of charge to those in need.

In 2016, TAUM celebrated its 30th Anniversary. A legacy fund has been established to sustain TAUM’s vital programs well into the future.

On an annual basis, over 2,000 people are served by TAUM’s programs.

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