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September 2017

Jody: Hardworking... and Homeless

Sep 11, 2017 12:12:35 PM

In the 37 years since he joined the Navy out of high school, Jody Littleford has worked. Hard.

Launching and landing aircraft on a carrier. Loading, driving and unloading trucks. Building displays. Construction. Electrical work. Plumbing. Fiberglass repair on boats. All physically taxing jobs.

Jody didn’t mind that. “I love working, actually.”

Volunteer Spotlight: Jon Garcia, Men's Shelter

Sep 11, 2017 12:01:46 PM

After a few years getting people to “move along,” Jon felt God's nudge: “I needed to stop sending the homeless away and start telling them about Jesus instead.”

What is the Loving Response to a Homeless Person?

Sep 11, 2017 11:59:41 AM

To determine what is truly loving our homeless neighbors, we must ask ourselves: What does this person need – not just in the moment but long-term?

Happy Faces

Oct 19, 2016 4:13:40 PM

Paul and Virginia serve meals to homeless men, women, and children every week. "We believe we were blessed to be a blessing"... Read More >

September 2016

Homeless - Human

Sep 16, 2016 2:15:00 PM

It’s easy to look at a homeless person and see only his or her homelessness – the weathered face, the cardboard sign, the worn clothes, the desperation. It’s easy to forget that, first and foremost, he or she is a human being, created in the image of God.

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 >

Take Action: Create A Better Crisis Shelter!

Jul 5, 2016 11:45:28 AM

For three years, UGM has been in a state of anticipation. We have watched the average number of guests grow to 87 per night. We need your help >

Take Action: Service Projects

Mar 15, 2016 11:30:56 AM

Do you prefer to get involved in helping our homeless guests in a hands-on, tangible way? Service projects offer a great opportunity to do so! Learn More >

We are Thankful - To Those Seeking Help

Nov 1, 2015 9:30:11 AM

Here at UGM, we are grateful that Jesus pursued David, that he came to UGM, that he committed to 18 months in pursuit of life transformation... Read More >

October 2015

Trace - Homeless

Oct 5, 2015 12:19:00 PM

Trace spent 15 years intermittently homeless, fluctuating from employed to unemployed, living on the streets or in an RV without heat, running water or electricity. “A box on wheels.” The thing he longed for most? A shower.

First Impressions

Oct 5, 2015 12:15:00 PM

When we allow our impressions to become assumptions about people’s motives and character, the damage can be devastating.