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Safety, a Solid Plan, and Time: Joel’s path to recovery

Union Gospel Mission’s LIFE Recovery program is more than a treatment program; it’s an in-depth approach to whole-person healing. It acknowledges...

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Joining Together for Camp

By Ryan Brown, UGM Youth Outreach Director There’s a beautiful synergy that happens at camp each year that is truly an example of the Body of Christ...

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Mike and mentor Tim

Take Action: Become a Mentor

  With your help, UGM creates a strong community where people receive grace and feel accepted and loved. However, the men and women in recovery can’t...

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Anna Ogden Hall Women Walk the Runway

By Valerie Horner, UGM Volunteer This year’s Spokane-Eastern WA Chapter of the Women’s Council of REALTORS Wellness Celebration and Rally decided to...

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Books Bless the Center for Women and Children

The UGM Center for Women and Children in Coeur d’Alene was recently the beneficiary of 1,400 books, the culmination of the Eagle Scout project of a...

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We Were Alone

You came alongside us. People with strong support systems don’t usually end up in homeless shelters.

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Tod and Derek

Tod Randall, UGM warehouse supervisor, oversees the receipt and dispersal of food donations (an almost $2 million annual value). He sees the...

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Teaching Children to Serve Others

“Share.” As a parent, how many times do you suppose you’ve said that word?  We want our children to be generous, selfless, compassionate, but...

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Dreams that grow into forests

Group gathered on a foggy Saturday to dedicate heart-shaped tree park. This blog post is a little different for UGM. It’s not really about the...

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The Towel

Last year, I experienced a significant dream, a visitation from the Lord. In my dream, I walked out onto our patio, and Jesus was seated in one of...

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Hypocrite

My teenage daughters told me the other day that they grew up thinking “hypocrite” was a bad word, akin to calling someone a curse word. Funny how our...

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Colors of Hope Update

From left: Ethan, Melissa, Cameron, Isaiah, Silas, Noah, Izzy, Roman, Maliaka, Joe and Maranatha The Reid and Hefling families stopped by 1224 E...

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Good-bye, dear friend

Grace Peterson created a beautiful tapestry with her life, and the people of UGM – staff, residents and volunteers – are oh-so-grateful to have been...

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2013 Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

Volunteers are a huge part of everything that happens at the Union Gospel Mission. They devote countless hours in service to the poor of our...

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Into the Neighborhood

Our church, Grace Christian Fellowship, is across the street from Logan Elementary. Over the years, we have watched the children in our neighborhood...

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UGM volunteers rock!

It's National Volunteer Week, and boy, oh boy, do we love our volunteers. Thankfully, they seem to like us pretty well, too. It turns out, when...

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BELIEVE

"BELIEVE" was the theme of UGM's Annual Banquet this year. The event was full of amazing stories of life transformation: men and women changed from...

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Will color for food

Meet the Hefling family: Maliaka, Izzy, 4, Noah, 9, Silas, 6, Roman, 2, Joe, and Maranatha, 16 mos. Inspired by Christ's miraculous feeding of the...

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Spring (no) break

Spring break missions group from the Evangelical Free Church in Bozeman, Montana What are your plans for spring break? Some people go skiing or head...

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Inseparable

“And when this happens, when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we...

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Representing by Receiving

By Hannah Bogue, UGM Donations Coordinator

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Three of God's Children

CHRIS family breakdown, substance abuse Chris’ mom went to prison when he was three for selling cocaine. His dad hung himself when Chris was eight....

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Ambassadors for Christ

  Photo by the Spokesman Review (Original Article: A Place to Heal) I hadn’t had a chance to look at the newspaper before my breakfast meeting...

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Update on Sean Stevens

Sean Stevens graduated from the Men’s Recovery Program in 2011 and is working as the donations driver for the Union Gospel Mission Thrift Store in...

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