The Union Gospel Mission exists because of an extensive community of people like you.
People who recognize that they have been blessed and want to give back.
People who take seriously God’s command to love the poor.
People who share a belief in the value of hard work and recognize that recovery, getting your life back on track, is hard work.
People who believe a community that cares for the hurting is a better community for all.
After 33 years of service, Russ retired. He and his wife Reeta came to Spokane and devoted their lives to helping others... Read More >
When Jack heard about the plans for a new UGM Center for Women and Children in Coeur d’Alene, he funded the rescue side of the Center... Read More >
“My exterior has nothing to do with my heart.”
Zachariah’s story is written in ink all over his body. His mom died when he was 12. The tear drop under his eye is for her. He never knew his dad. At 13, the gang became Zachariah’s family. The 1 and the 8 scrawled on top of his head mark him as a member of the 18th Street gang, a distinction he cannot easily escape. He’s been to prison three times for drugs, guns and stealing cars. “Sinful nature” is inscribed in fancy script on the left side of his head, and on his forearm, a little blue devil stands on a bed of skulls.