Skip to the main content.
Donate Need help?
Donate Need help?

LIFE at the Mission

Inside stories of hope, courage, and recovery

Sign Up Today

Jim and Ken

abuse

5 min read

UGM Crisis Shelter: A Safe Haven for Women

Written by Heather Pollock, UGM Women’s Recovery alumna and Crisis Shelter employee.  Stories. Everyone has one. My story with Union Gospel Mission...

Read More

5 min read

Women's Recovery: Reflecting the God Who Sees

As UGM's  Women's Lead LIFE Recovery Counselor, Jana Ross helps dozens of women and children every week who are suffering from the effects of trauma,...

Read More

4 min read

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...

Read More
Dyann has escaped domestic violence and now loves to serve others.

4 min read

Dyann escaped domestic violence but had nowhere to go

Dyann was married to a man who abused her for five years. He hit her. He pushed her down stairs. At one point, she ended up in the emergency room...

Read More

3 min read

The Cycle of "Love"

This post is the first in a 2-part series on relationship addiction by UGM LIFE Recovery Counselor Yvonne Wilhelm. How would you define relationship...

Read More
child.sleeping

3 min read

The Reason Why

In all honesty, it is easy to judge addicts. But there are stories behind each face. And once these stories are heard, it becomes harder to judge. ...

Read More

4 min read

Addicted to Men

Amanda’s struggle to overcome relationship addiction Editor’s Note: We interviewed Amanda, 23, one year ago when she lived at the UGM Crisis Shelter...

Read More

2 min read

White-Water Rafting as Part of Recovery

An Immersion in Trust By Darlene Willis, a resident at the UGM Center for Women & Children in Coeur d'Alene Last Friday morning, the weather was warm...

Read More