Made Up Mind, Inc.


Those who have mad up their minds...


  1. Toastmsaters
    25 Jan, 2018
    Part of being in M.U.M. is attending program related meetings including Toastmasters.  Toastmasters is a speech training group that focuses on self presentation through practice.  It will help with the self-articulation M.U.M. members will need when its their turn to share their story or for future job interviews.  Communication is a priceless skill that can go a long way which is why we want to encourage our members to participate in Toastmasters.  M.U.M. looks to help the men and women in
  2. Safe Haven
    21 Jan, 2018
    Safe Haven
    M.U.M. isn’t just a place that’s open during events or normal business hours; it’s a place where the guys that are a part of the program can turn to in hard times.  Just the other day we had two guys who had been kicked out of their home during a family issue but had no where to go.  They turned to the M.U.M. facility as a safe haven where they could go without issues or worries of being tempted during hard times.  This culture of fraternity and being there for one another is exactly the type
  3. M.U.M. Services
    15 Jan, 2018
    M.U.M. Services
    M.U.M. wants to thank all those that allowed them to do snow removal for donations.  All donations went toward helping others.  Services like these are what M.U.M. wants to extend to all the community and the community’s businesses.  When you choose to use M.U.M. you are supporting an organization that is here to make this community a safer place.
  4. My Brothers Keeper
    15 Jan, 2018
    My Brothers Keeper
    Micah W., 41, father of six, came to Big Boy’s Moving through the POPS program.  He first worked as a laborer for the moving company before he was able to move on to a better job through the first of many more relationships Big Boy’s Moving and M.U.M. hopes to establish with other local businesses.  Nehemiah G., 39, father of three, came to Big Boy’s Moving for support after being released from the Monroe County Corrections Facility because he knew the owner.  He was given temporary work in
  5. Jermaine's Story
    09 Jan, 2018
    Jermaine's Story
    Jermaine S., 40, father of 3, came to Big Boy’s Moving with virtually the clothes on his back, the rest in a duffle bag, from Washington D.C. the summer of 2016.  He was living on the couch of a friend until he got on his feet. “I’ve known the owner of Big Boy’s Moving for over 20 years.  So when I say when he offered me a job I wasn’t sure what to expect until I saw what I had been hearing what he had been doing in our community.  I didn’t use to know him as AJay, nor did this community.  But
  6. Real Talk
    06 Jan, 2018
    Real Talk
    M.U.M. respects the belief of those that think that having a job before a home is the answer to reducing homelessness or re-offending.  But I, speaking for the voice of many, and mostly from experience, know that the strongest chance to reducing recidivism is that a home and meaningful employment must come hand in hand.  Giving these men work experience and at the end of the day dropping them off at a shelter or at the home or apartment of someone who is gracious enough to let them sleep on
  7. Chris's Story
    06 Jan, 2018
    Chris's Story
    Chris B. 35, became associated with Big Boy’s Moving through POPS.  He gained work experience as a mover for Big Boy’s Moving through the program. After completing work experience Chris was hired on as a full-time employee.  He is aspiring to become a part of M.U.M. in the future by continuing to volunteer his time serving others. Chris is originally from Bloomington.  He has six children that he is working hard to provide for.  His history has included incarceration, homelessness, and
  8. The Heart of M.U.M.
    30 Dec, 2017
    The Heart of M.U.M.
    My name is Antonio “AJay” Jackson. I am grateful to have the opportunity to tell you about MUM as well as about myself. I came to Bloomington, IN in 1991 through an I.D.O.C work release program. Since my arrival 26 years ago, I have spent over 22 of those years in an 8x10 or some form of penal dormitory as a result of choices that I use to make; choices founded upon the mindset that I used to have. I’ve been that guy that was stuck in the cycle that I see many stuck in today: jail, park,
  9. Michael's Story
    29 Dec, 2017
    Michael's Story
    Michael became affiliated with Big Boy's Moving through the POPS work experience program.   26 year old Michael H. is the father of two children with one on the way. He came to Bloomington, IN when his girlfriend’s father invited them after Michael’s cancer was getting worse and he needed a place to stay. He’s witnessed many of his family members becoming addicts and becoming incarcerated which ultimately left him homeless. Michael has received help from the Salvation Army, they gave him
  10. Corey's Story
    29 Dec, 2017
    Corey's Story
    Corey D., 38, was one of the first movers that was employed with Big Boy's Moving as it was starting out.  He was a friend to the owner who gave him a shot at employment.  He later on became one of the roommates of the owner because he could not get housing or get a place to rent due to his past.  For many guys like Corey it is hard to find housing that is not through a program because of the background checks that most apartment complexes require or the high pricing.  This usually results in
  11. M.U.M. - Made Up Mind, Inc.
    07 Nov, 2017
    M.U.M. - Made Up Mind, Inc.
    Who We Are M.U.M. is the declaration of an individual who has made a commitment to do what it takes for however long it takes.  He realizes that recovery isn't about reaching a point of where "they got it."  In other words they never reach a point of thinking they have arrived.  M.U.M. is a made up mind that understands that recovery consists of making right choices every day in a continuation of "getting it."  M.U.M. is not dedicated to just giving men and women who are released back into