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Lynn Yount, UGM Volunteer

Business Partners: Caramel Kitchen

Nov 13, 2019 8:49:00 AM

Brad and Stephanie Hunter own Caramel Kitchen. As business partners with UGM, they're helping single moms get back to work to support their families.

Real People. Real Change.

Sep 10, 2019 11:10:14 AM

From homeless to housed. From abused to safe. From unemployed to working. From addicted to free. UGM believes anyone can have real change.

Lifelong Recovery

Jun 11, 2019 1:36:06 PM

Just like recovery, transition back into society must consider the needs of the whole person: spiritual, social, emotional, mental and physical.

Everyone Has Something to Offer

Jun 11, 2019 1:35:28 PM

PTA Performance, a center for physical therapy, training and sports skill development, partners with UGM to provide job training for business practicum participants.

A Resurrection Story

Mar 14, 2019 10:09:22 AM

UGM is not just a well-meaning charitable organization but a Spirit-empowered partnership of believers and churches, sharing the good news with people trapped in spiritual poverty and death. Charity Mchaffie was one of those people.

Adopted into a Church Family

Mar 14, 2019 10:02:41 AM

Church connections are vital for ongoing recovery when residents transition out of UGM. The Body of Christ is a crucial resource when the old challenges resurface.

Homeless with Children

Nov 7, 2018 1:01:40 PM

UGM shelters about 113 homeless women and 52 homeless children every single night. Each has a unique story, but there are a few common threads that stand out: domestic violence, addiction, poverty, mental illness, and the tenacity with which any mother can fight for her kids.

Serving the Lord - and Enjoying It

Nov 7, 2018 12:50:23 PM

Jim Illback gives his valuable computer skills and quite a bit of his time to support UGM's ministries. He volunteers because he genuinely enjoys using those skills to serve the Lord.

Homelessness: A Case Study

Sep 11, 2018 2:16:30 PM

When "country boy" Mike found himself homeless, living in his car in North Idaho, the thought of coming to the Union Gospel Mission in Spokane scared him, but the support and fellowship he found surprised and changed him.

Crisis Shelter Medical Clinic: “Treat them like they matter”

Sep 11, 2018 2:12:10 PM

The medical clinic serving homeless women and children at the new Crisis Shelter facility is a place of safety and healing in every sense.

Recovering from Childhood Trauma

Jun 4, 2018 5:26:51 PM

Most of the people finishing the UGM LIFE Recovery Program this month experienced trauma as young children: Abuse. Neglect. Abandonment. Homelessness. These stories are hard to hear, but only by listening to the stories can we begin to understand how those wounds can be healed.