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Take Action: Give a Hand Up

Homeless-Guy's-SignHow many times have you pulled up to a stop light and seen a man or woman holding a cardboard sign, asking for help? No one likes to see people begging on street corners. You want to show care and compassion without adding to the problem, but how?

Be prepared to offer real help by giving them a UGM service card. Cards list the resources UGM provides for homeless men, women, and children. Include one in a bag with hygiene items or tie one to a granola bar, water bottle, or bus pass, and you are ready to offer real help the next time you encounter a panhandler. For more information, call 509-535-8510 or pick cards up at 1224 E Trent.

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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10 Lessons I keep learning at the Union Gospel Mission: Part 2

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10 Lessons I keep learning at the Union Gospel Mission: Part 2

Editor's Note: A few days ago, volunteer David Wang shared a few of the lessons he’s learned spending time with homeless men in the day room at the...

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I Was in Prison

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I Was in Prison

I was in prison and you gave me a second chance. Paul Staley was a self-described “peace-loving man.” A product of the sixties. A flower child. A...

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10 Lessons I keep learning at the Union Gospel Mission: Part 1

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10 Lessons I keep learning at the Union Gospel Mission: Part 1

Editor's Note: Washington State University professor David Wang is a volunteer in the day room at UGM. His is a ministry of relationship or, as David...

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