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AOH_webApproximately 240 people attended the 1st Annual Afternoon of Hope Luncheon at the UGM Center for Women & Children in Coeur d’Alene to learn more about UGM’s approach to recovery and the breadth of services available. A delightful basket lunch was provided by Connie Spurlock and Crew, and the Honorable John T. Mitchell spoke about the role trauma plays in addiction and criminal behavior: "Unless the underlying trauma is addressed, all we do is treat and re-treat a woman's addiction." More than $20,000 was raised toward providing an all-around health and wellness program for residents.

New Beginnings: Treasures from the heart

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New Beginnings: Treasures from the heart

Jarrod’s life in Spokane has been a series of ups and downs. He battled with addictions for more than 10 years. Yet on March 11, 2024, he will...

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Redeemed and Renewed: A testimony of God's grace

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Redeemed and Renewed: A testimony of God's grace

This winter, UGM resident Alethea shared her testimony at a staff meeting. With tremendous vulnerability and newfound confidence, she recounted how...

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From Recovery to Retail: Hope comes from UGM Thrift Stores

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From Recovery to Retail: Hope comes from UGM Thrift Stores

Three women from the UGM Recovery program achieved well-deserved positions at the Coeur d’Alene Thrift Store. Megan, Debra, and Starla serve as...

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Dedication of the UGM Center for Women & Children in CDA

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Dedication of the UGM Center for Women & Children in CDA

Over 300 people came to celebrate the dedication of the new Center for Women and Children in Coeur d’Alene. Area mayors, county commissioners,...

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UGM Idaho Hires Key Staff

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UGM Idaho Hires Key Staff

The Union Gospel Mission is pleased to announce the hiring of JoAnn Zajicek (ZI-check) as Director and Debi Pauletto as Community Relations Director...

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Binding up the Brokenhearted

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Binding up the Brokenhearted

“I believe what drives people to bad behavior, whether it’s addiction or abusive relationships or being abusers, is brokenness of heart. They harden...

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