Rooted in the Word

Mar 10, 2020 5:42:19 PM

What drives Ron Stice to teach the Bible to women in recovery is his love for Jesus. Ron has been teaching and involved in ministry for 46 years.

Volunteer Case Managers

Jan 9, 2020 1:04:09 PM

When men enter the UGM Men's Shelter, building trust, listening and encouraging is key to helping men rebuild their lives. But all of that takes time.

Serving the Lord - and Enjoying It

Nov 7, 2018 12:50:23 PM

Jim Illback gives his valuable computer skills and quite a bit of his time to support UGM's ministries. He volunteers because he genuinely enjoys using those skills to serve the Lord.

“A great way to share God’s grace”

Nov 16, 2017 11:19:00 AM

Many children in our shelters have experienced trauma in their short lives, and all of them need to know they are loved and cherished. Enter volunteer Ronnie.

January 2017

Kindred Spirits

Jan 17, 2017 1:12:00 PM

Ann | Mentee

After 25 years working in social services, Ann was exhausted. Raising two sons by herself had taken its toll. After they moved out, she quit her job and found she was alone with a person she didn’t like - herself. “I just stopped ... believing that there was anything left for me to do. I was old and I was a burden.” Unhealed wounds from the past cropped up, dragging her self-worth even lower. She withdrew from friends and family, and her isolation fed a spiral into darkness.

“I was ready to die. I was more ready to die than I was to live.”

Legacy Partner: Geraldine Fait

Dec 1, 2016 9:21:00 AM

Geraldine Fait’s connection to UGM goes all the way back to the Mission’s earliest days. Her husband, Fred, was a policeman assigned to... Read More >

October 2016

The Faithful Team

Oct 19, 2016 4:51:00 PM

Roberta, Kathi, and Ginger - lovingly referred to by the Center staff as the "faithful team" - earned their nickname because of their dedication to volunteering in the kitchen at the Center for Women and Children every Wednesday.

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 >

Partner Profile: The Beldens

Sep 16, 2016 1:00:29 PM

The Beldens said they particularly appreciate the holistic approach at UGM – what Stephanie calls, “the whole package.” Read More >

Imparting Skills and Confidence

Jul 5, 2016 11:35:08 AM

As a volunteer job coach at UGM, Randy recognizes the importance of building confidence and preparing men to re-enter the workforce... Read More >

Offering True Friendship

May 12, 2016 12:15:42 PM

For nearly two years, the men and women in UGM recovery live in an uplifting community, and then, they must re-enter society... Read More >