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.
After 33 years of service, Russ retired. He and his wife Reeta came to Spokane and devoted their lives to helping others... Read More >
Raydeane Owens, lead pastor at Heart of the City Church in Coeur d’Alene, recently described why the church believes it’s important to... Read More >
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 >
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.
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 >
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 >
We've been using the slogan “Hope starts here” for years, and I’ve thought I got it, but after a trip to a large city, I see it in a new way.
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 >
Thank you for all the ways you partner with us to care for children and youth in our area! Learn More >