Family of Faith offers an accepting environment where people can hear the gospel, feel supported, and begin to change... Read More >
With your help, UGM creates a strong community where people receive grace and feel accepted and loved... Learn More >
We recently asked Summit staff member Audrey Feetham some questions about the church’s partnership with UGM.
You came alongside us.
People with strong support systems don’t usually end up in homeless shelters.
There’s no way we could serve over 360,000 meals per year at under $2 per meal without the help of our partners. It truly takes a community... Read More >
This job is all about coming alongside a man and telling him, ‘Everything’s gonna be OK and putting a little light on his life for a minute.” Read More >
You can earn money for the homeless while you shop in the community. Fred Meyer will donate $2.5 million to non-profits in the Northwest this year through.
family breakdown, substance abuse
Chris’ mom went to prison when he was three for selling cocaine. His dad hung himself when Chris was eight. “My life completely flipped upside down. One day I was hanging with my friends, going to school, and the very next day, I was halfway across the state with foster parents.”
After two years, Chris moved to Spokane to live with his grandparents. He started using drugs in high school and got kicked out. At 18, he was on the streets. He tried the Mission for a while, but at that point, “I was like, I know everything. Don’t talk to me.”
Recently, my wife, Caryl, and I were sitting in a Florida airport waiting for a flight back to Spokane when a group of twenty to thirty uniformed soldiers deplaned and started walking down the terminal. As they walked, people rose all along their path and started clapping – a full uproarious applause with hoots and hollers. We could still hear the applause after they were out of sight, and I can still feel the emotion of that moment.