December 2016

Moms and Kids Reunited

Dec 1, 2016 9:30:00 AM

One of the most beautiful extensions of personal healing and recovery is the reunification and restoration of families. Moms get their children back. Children get their moms back.


Addiction creates chaos and instability and affects a mother’s ability to parent. Addicts live in survival mode, often oblivious to their children’s needs and ill-equipped to meet those needs. Children end up neglected, abused or separated from their families of origin.

Elizabeth, a resident in UGM Recovery, explained the dilemma she experienced trying to be a mom to her daughter, Celine, while in her addiction:

Heart to Heart: Giving Good Gifts

Dec 1, 2016 9:23:00 AM

We talk a lot in Christian circles about the commercialization of Christmas. But here at UGM, we see some of the most amazing gifts... Read More >

Take Action: Gift Cards

Dec 1, 2016 9:22:00 AM

UGM residents express deep appreciation for what they are given every single day. But there’s something particularly special about being given...Read More >

Legacy Partner: Geraldine Fait

Dec 1, 2016 9:21:00 AM

Geraldine Fait’s connection to UGM goes all the way back to the Mission’s earliest days. Her husband, Fred, was a policeman assigned to... Read More >

Business Partner: Bob McConkey

Dec 1, 2016 9:20:55 AM

Bob McConkey, owner of DAA Northwest and McConkey Auction Group, isn’t afraid to mix business and faith. “We’re not shy about our faith... Read More >