March 2021

Where Does Our Hope Come From? Miranda's Story

Mar 31, 2021 2:13:41 PM

Our hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.

“The Lord your God is in your midst. A mighty one who will save.” (Zeph. 3:17) Jesus entered human history to take our sin and shame to the grave, to make a way for us to know the nearness of God. Drugs, lust, 

March 2021

Where Does Our Hope Come From? Robert's Story

Mar 31, 2021 2:13:37 PM

Our hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.

 

“The Lord your God is in your midst. A mighty one who will save.” (Zeph. 3:17) Jesus entered human history to take our sin and shame to the grave, to make a way for us to know the nearness of God. Drugs, lust, 

January 2021

Twenty Twenty

Jan 8, 2021 12:59:16 PM

 


Our mission stays the same – even in times of crisis.

 

Twenty. Twenty. The words are destined to become a meme where disaster upon disaster strikes, and the hero gets back on his feet only to be hit by another unexpected turn of events. But, thank the Lord, you were a steadfast friend through it all.

November 2020

Homelessness: Beneath the Surface

Nov 10, 2020 12:57:54 PM

NO ONE DREAMS OF BEING HOMELESS… or enslaved to a drug. No one plans to spend their entire life trying to escape pain. Yet today, as many as 550,000 Americans are living unhoused, existing in survival mode. How did they get there?

September 2020

Change Is Possible

Sep 14, 2020 12:47:11 PM

We believe no one was created for mere survival on the streets, for an existence blurred by mind-numbing substances.

March 2020

Death to Life

Mar 10, 2020 5:51:00 PM

Amanda describes God breaking into her life like defibrillator paddles shocking her heart – a clear death to life experience. For almost a year, she had been walking in darkness – addiction, destructive relationships, homelessness. And in the midst of that darkness, God came to her.

January 2020

The Power of a Generous Community

Jan 9, 2020 1:05:06 PM

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.

November 2019

Where Change Begins

Nov 13, 2019 8:51:00 AM

Imagine yourself in these real-life situations.

You’re living in your car because you lost your job and your home. You can’t take a shower, let alone print a resume or get clean clothes for a job interview.

You’re sleeping on a couch in a drug house, just living for your next fix. You’ve tried to quit, but you’ve failed over and over.

You’re afraid to leave your abuser because you don’t know where you could go with your kids and be safe.

If someone said you need to change your life, you’d probably agree. But how? Where do you start?

September 2019

Real People. Real Change.

Sep 10, 2019 11:10:14 AM

Our beliefs about God and His purposes shape how we serve the poor. UGM is here so people created in His image can experience real change in a safe, healing environment.

 

We believe no one was created for mere survival on the streets.

June 2019

Lifelong Recovery

Jun 11, 2019 1:36:06 PM

Five years.

It takes five years actively pursuing recovery for an addict to have a strong chance (about 85%) of lifelong recovery.

Five years minus the length of our recovery program leaves a gap of at least three years in which our clients are most vulnerable to relapse.

That’s a gap we’re working to bridge. Just like the program, the transition back into society must consider the needs of the whole person – spiritual, social, emotional, mental and physical – to be sustainable.

 

March 2019

A Resurrection Story

Mar 14, 2019 10:09:22 AM

More than food, shelter or even the air we breathe, we need Jesus.

That’s why the gospel is the cornerstone of UGM, holding up everything we do and believe. Our need for Him unites UGM staff, residents, volunteers, and partners around the cross – and the empty tomb – of Jesus.

Resurrection (new life) is what makes UGM 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  was one of those people.