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Genevieve Gromlich, Content and Communications Manager

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Troubled Kid to Child of God: Jesse’s Story

At three years old, Jesse stabbed a kid in the head with a knife.

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Easter Series: Where is the Sweetness of the Resurrection?

Easter.

Just the word evokes thoughts of bird song and budding tree branches, spring dresses, pastel button downs and family photo opportunities in...

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The Split 2021: Running for God, Walking with Jesus

Each Year, Negative Split hosts a community 5k, 10k, and half marathon that starts in the Kendall Yards neighborhood and travels through the heart of...

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When Program Ends: Mentoring UGM Alumni

Ric Rocca and his family own and operate multiple Jimmy John's franchises in the Spokane area. And somehow Ric still finds time to volunteer at UGM.

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Mentoring Through Recovery and Relapse

“I know that no matter what I throw at them, they are going to support me and love me and speak truth into my life.” - Laura, UGM Crisis Shelter

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Meet Pat: Super Volunteer

In 2020 alone, volunteers saved UGM nearly $2.2M. It is no exaggeration to say that we could not realistically function without our fleet of...

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How UGM Business Partners Change Lives

"I'm sold on it. I tell you I'm sold."

Mitchell Long, Chief Executive Officer at Northwest Ob-Gyn, took time out of his busy schedule to sit down...

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Physical Healing: Health Care at a Homeless Shelter

At Union Gospel Mission, we value whole-person recovery. This means we believe that in order to become a God-dependent, contributing member of...

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2020: A Year to Remember

2020 was a year for the history books, wasn’t it? We sure are glad you stuck with us through it all. In the end, because of the commitment of our...

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Breaking the Generational Cycle TOGETHER

Stories of family dysfunction, neglect and abuse come to our doors every day. Many people are caught in generational cycles of sin and suffering,...

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Homeless, Penniless, Pregnant

Scripture doesn’t tell us a lot about Mary’s feelings on the eve of giving birth to the Savior of the world. We do know she had never been pregnant...

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Winning Essay: What I Wish People Knew About Homelessness

"Being homeless doesn't make you less of a person." UGM Men's Shelter resident

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Inside the UGM Crisis Shelter: A Volunteer's Perspective

We asked high-impact volunteer Margene Nobles to discuss her work with the ladies at UGM's Crisis Shelter for Women and Children. She delighted us...

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Bikes and Budget Advice: A UGM Volunteer Feature

Most residents know him as “The Bike Guy”.

In the summer of 2018, UGM Volunteer John Battista started a bicycle club. With just 8 bikes and basic...

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We Asked Shelter Residents to Define Grace

The Union Gospel Mission seeks to provide a safe, healing environment where grace flows freely. 

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The Gift of Talk Therapy for Homeless Men

Dr. Ed Schultze received his doctorate in psychology from Fuller Seminary and has been working in the field for about 50 years. He has worked...

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What Causes Homelessness? (It Isn't Always Addiction)

We talk a lot about the cycle of homelessness and addiction here at UGM. We know that substance abuse is a contributing factor for a large percentage...

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In Their Words: Two Men Share Their Stories of Recovery

Tyler and Mike recently spoke at UGM's phase promotion event, where they were honored for completing phase 4. 

"Just a few years ago I was lost and...

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God-Dependent Ministry: One Woman's Example

As much as we might like to have a sense of control, Union Gospel Mission is not in the business of gathering broken people, fixing them up, and...

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From Crisis to Creativity: How the Pandemic Has Impacted the Future of UGM Youth Outreach

In many ways, understanding the present, let alone planning for the future, has felt impossible this year. If we’re honest, 2020 has presented us all...

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A Lot of Love: How a Used Car Dealership Provides Homeless Services

Car shopping along E Sprague Ave. in Spokane Valley can feel like running a gauntlet of clambering salespeople, flashy marketing ploys, and banners...

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Addiction Recovery: A Healing of the Heart

Mike is moving into the role of Director of Men’s Recovery as Jerry Reese retires.

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From Victim to Victor: a Story of LIFE Recovery

“In a weird way, I felt protected on the streets. I was outside of time.”

Amber Fries spent much of her life as a young adult running from the sense...

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Loved into New Life: Two Stories of Recovery

Zach, 21, says he grew up at UGM. When he entered the Men’s Recovery program, he had dropped out of high school and never had a job. What he did have...

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7 Reasons to Donate Your Vehicle to UGM Motors

1) You invest in renewed lives.

When you donate a vehicle to UGM, all proceeds from the sale go directly toward improving lives in your community.

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