Meaningful Work

Jul 5, 2016 11:50:26 AM

I saw this quote on a reader board near the Mission recently, “The best social program is a productive job for anyone who’s willing to work.” Read more >

April 2015

I Didn't Have a Job

Apr 1, 2015 12:00:06 PM

Poor work history. Felony record. Long periods of unemployment. Addiction issues. Lack of education. No transportation. No appropriate work attire. No teeth.

Good Work

Apr 1, 2015 11:50:28 AM

There’s a good kind of tired. That kind where you’ve put in a full day of hard, physical work. You got dirty. You sweat . . . Read More >

Engage! Work Seminar

Feb 1, 2014 6:50:38 AM

Eight local business leaders recently participated in UGM’s Engage! work seminar on how to keep a job and earn a promotion. They spoke to... Read More >

Notes of Thanks and Amazement

Jan 1, 2014 10:56:19 AM

See notes of thanks and amazement from UGM's Life Recovery program. God moved the mountains. God spoke to the heart of the people. God opened the door...

Business Practicum: Hospitality

Sep 1, 2013 11:55:42 AM

As part of her recovery, Dionne Varney needed to find a new career. Before coming to Anna Ogden Hall, she spent 14 years in the adult entertainment industry

February 2013

Binding up the Brokenhearted

Feb 1, 2013 4:40:00 PM

“I believe what drives people to bad behavior, whether it’s addiction or abusive relationships or being abusers, is brokenness of heart. They harden their heart because it has been so broken and they can’t risk having it broken any more. So they become hard and cold or run to addiction, anything to escape that pain. I believe broken heartedness is behind everything that every woman who comes into Anna Ogden Hall faces.” – Chris Armstrong, Director of UGM Women’s Recovery.

September 2012

Making Old Things New

Sep 1, 2012 12:01:00 PM

“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.

A Little Goes a Long Way

Sep 1, 2012 12:00:18 PM

A Little Goes a Long Way

Volunteer Profile: Leslie Barta

Aug 1, 2012 12:00:13 PM

Volunteer Profile: Leslie Barta

Contributing Members of Society

Aug 1, 2012 12:00:03 PM

Contributing Members of Society