November 2018

Homeless with Children

Nov 7, 2018 1:01:40 PM

“I can go without. But I will not let my daughter sleep on the streets.”

Kylee shows the desperation and resolve of a homeless mom with a three-year-old.

There are more people like Kylee than you might expect. Homeless families make up 41% of the homeless population nationwide, and UGM shelters about 113 women and 52 children every single night at three locations. Each has a unique story, but there are a few common threads that stand out: domestic violence, addiction, poverty, mental illness, and the tenacity with which any mother can fight for her kids.

Crisis Shelter Medical Clinic: “Treat them like they matter”

Sep 11, 2018 2:12:10 PM

The medical clinic serving homeless women and children at the new Crisis Shelter facility is a place of safety and healing in every sense.

Crisis Shelter Update

Apr 5, 2017 5:03:41 PM

In January, the Crisis Shelter for Women and Children celebrated its 10th anniversary, and thanks to many of you, they did it in a newer, much larger location

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 >

Church Partner: Christ the Redeemer

Dec 1, 2015 10:20:50 AM

One of the first churches to get involved with UGM’s summer youth ministry, Christ the Redeemer brings a group of at-risk youth to camp... Read More >

Take Action: Crisis Shelter Teams

Feb 1, 2015 10:30:53 AM

UGM is building a league of teams to surround the Women’s Crisis Shelter as it seeks to meet the demand of homeless women and children... Learn More >

Take Action: Buy a Backpack

Aug 1, 2014 10:00:05 AM

Will you purchase a backpack and/or gift cards so that we can make sure the kids living in our shelters have the supplies they need? Help Now >

Volunteer Profile: Tim and Amanda Hepper

Apr 1, 2014 11:54:14 AM

Tim Hepper became a volunteer at the UGM Crisis Shelter four years ago shortly after his wife died. “There was a hole in my life that I knew... READ MORE >