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Jim and Ken

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More Than a Roof: partnering to help the unhoused find home

The cycle of homelessness, abuse, and addiction is not halted simply with the provision of a roof and four walls. Although food and housing are...

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Former Resident Gives Back: Anita Williams' Story

Every day, we get glimpses into people's stories, and often we get to walk alongside men and women for a season... but only occasionally do we get...

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Radical Hospitality: Food as Grace

You may have heard us say we’re not just a soup kitchen, and while that is certainly true, it is also true that so much of what we do begins with a...

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Journey of Faith: Clai's Story

Clai, who works in the kitchen at the UGM Men’s Shelter, has come to have a deep and dynamic relationship with God. God has placed him in a job in...

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Serving with Humility: the Volunteer Case Manager Team

During my first couple of weeks as the Staff Writer at Union Gospel Mission, I was tasked with helping interview seven volunteer case managers who...

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Breaking Bread at UGM

“Breaking bread – it’s a community thing” – Bethany Kuhn, UGM sous chef. Food is about so much more than food. It symbolizes grace, warmth,...

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Loneliness and Isolation

“Humans connect to other humans at so basic a level that when we disconnect, our souls shatter into a thousand little pieces.” – Peter Leithart   ...

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Recovery in the Kitchen

“As good stewards of the manifold grace of God, each of you should use whatever gift he has received to serve one another.” – I Peter 4:10 Dale Fruin...

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Food Partners: A Win-Win Relationship

Food service partners provide the bulk of the ingredients for the meals served at the Union Gospel Mission, which added up to more than 310,000 in...

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The Pacific Coast Mission held chapel services and served meals to homeless men.

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A Brief History of UGM, Part 1: 1951 to 1987

In the autumn of 1951, a group of businessmen from Spokane attended a dinner hosted by Albert Arend, where they heard testimony from a former...

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Setting God's Table at a Homeless Shelter

One of the reasons the Union Gospel Mission exists is to feed the hungry. We live in an extremely generous community that provides resources and...

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