January 2017

Kindred Spirits

Jan 17, 2017 1:12:00 PM

Ann | Mentee

After 25 years working in social services, Ann was exhausted. Raising two sons by herself had taken its toll. After they moved out, she quit her job and found she was alone with a person she didn’t like - herself. “I just stopped ... believing that there was anything left for me to do. I was old and I was a burden.” Unhealed wounds from the past cropped up, dragging her self-worth even lower. She withdrew from friends and family, and her isolation fed a spiral into darkness.

“I was ready to die. I was more ready to die than I was to live.”

Partnering with the Inland Northwest

Jan 17, 2017 1:11:35 PM

In 2010, UGM leadership undertook the task of creating our first strategic plan. We decided there was an important piece missing: partnership...Read More >