Take Action: Give a Hand Up

Oct 5, 2015 11:32:24 AM

How many times have you pulled up to a stop light and seen someone with a cardboard sign, wanting help? You want to show compassion, but how? Learn More >

Godspeed, Randy Altmeyer

Oct 5, 2015 11:18:23 AM

Long before Randy Altmeyer was old enough to work, he was part of the Union Gospel Mission. His dad, Harry Altmeyer, was a board member... Read More >

September 2015

Beyond Labels

Sep 1, 2015 12:00:19 PM

Prisoner. Addict. Homeless. Drunk. When we use labels, we miss out on seeing people for who they really are. We confuse peoples’ actions with their identities.

Looking in from the outside, people might have labeled Shannon Duval a druggie, a jailbird, an unfit mother or even a loser.

When she was 21, Shannon gave birth to Evan, who was born prematurely. For 2 months, Shannon was unsure whether Evan would live. She used drugs to deal with the fear and uncertainty.

When Evan finally did get better, Shannon stopped using. Over the course of the next three years, she had two more children and earned her college degree.

Take Action: Come for Coffee or Lunch

Sep 1, 2015 11:40:53 AM

This may sound crazy, but one of the best things you can do to help break the cycle of homelessness is to visit one of our shelters... Learn More >

Helping Children in Need

Sep 1, 2015 11:20:10 AM

Thank you for all the ways you partner with us to care for children and youth in our area! Learn More >

Take Action: Backpacks

Aug 5, 2015 3:20:36 AM

Take Action: Backpacks

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.

Take Action: Give a Hand Up

Apr 1, 2015 11:30:19 AM

In our learning centers, men and women are studying for their GEDs, learning computer skills, prepping for college, searching for jobs... Learn 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 >

Church Connections: Coeur d'Alene Bible Church

Feb 1, 2015 10:20:34 AM

The pastor of CDA Bible Church took a few minutes to explain his church’s involvement with the UGM Center for Women and Children... Read the Story >

Take Action: Gift Cards

Dec 1, 2014 10:40:43 AM

It’s hard to overestimate the joy that accompanies a gift card for one of our guests. It may look like a bit of plastic, but it’s actually... Learn More >