I came to Restoration with nothing but a garbage bag of belongings. Through the hand of God and the love of those at Restoration, I left the richest man alive.
— Romie Hunter, former RUM participant
Restoration Urban Ministries (R.U.M.) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1993 with a goal of helping the most needy and desperate individuals, families and single parents in East Central Illinois to rebuild their lives through temporary, comprehensive services.
Restoration Urban Ministries programs include temporary housing, classes, case management, employment guidance, and spiritual counseling. In addition, substance abuse recovery programs, food and clothing pantries, and skills training have helped 5,000 people (like Romie—who testified above) rebuild their lives, connect or reconnect with God, and build healthy, strong families.