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June 2022

Moving Forward

Jun 9, 2022 4:39:31 PM

Meet Terry, Jordan and Teri, walking different pathways toward recovery.

March 2022

Loved by a Good God

Mar 15, 2022 3:15:28 PM

We are all so broken.

Sin breaks us, not just our relationship with God, but our relationships with each other and with ourselves. Sin even fights with sin. Greed and lust and pride wage war against each other. We live amidst all this sin and brokenness, and so, life is hard. We should not expect it to be otherwise. Still, God. God is the light in the darkness. The healer who binds what is broken. He doesn’t make life easy, but He is with us in all its terror and beauty. He is the one who heals us from the inside out, and that makes all the difference.

Dionne’s Story

“Why would God spend any time working on somebody like me with all the things I’ve done in my past? The lies and the mask…I want to say ‘mask,’ but it was more than that. It was the whole other person I was trying to be or that I portrayed myself to be because I lied, cheated, stole, just as bad as all those people I was saying I was not… God would never accept all these things out of a person. Why would He want to waste His time on me because there are so many better people in the world than me? Why would He love me?”

January 2022

21 Ways You Made Real Change Possible in 2021

Jan 14, 2022 11:47:00 AM

1. You opened doors to gospel conversations which resulted in 35 baptisms, including Christina's. 

 

November 2021

Together for the Holidays

Nov 10, 2021 4:03:41 PM

JUST TWO YEARS AGO THIS CHRISTMAS, Sarah was in a dark place. She had sent her six-year-old daughter, Lylee, to live with her mom in Texas, and CPS had just taken Alize, her 6-month-old. “They literally ripped her from my arms,” Sarah told us. “It was like one of those scenes from the movies. You’re on your knees and you’re screaming, and then she was screaming. It was awful. It broke me.”

September 2021

A Safe, Healing Community

Sep 8, 2021 12:33:25 PM

UGM is more than a shelter.

Deep at the root of everything we do—from creating a warm welcome to helping people heal, thrive and get back to work—lies the belief that every man, woman and child is created in the image of God with inherent dignity, beauty and worth. We believe each person is created with a unique purpose and that our job is to help them rediscover it.

June 2021

5 Key Elements of Real Change

Jun 11, 2021 3:57:40 PM

What does it take to change?

How do you break a twenty-year addiction? How do you stop being angry and resentful for all the ways you feel like life has dealt you a bad hand? How does a person who pushed everyone out of their life, turn around and embrace authentic community?

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.