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Jim and Ken

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What Does It Take to Walk out of Homelessness and Addiction?

Summer is a time of celebration at UGM. At the annual LIFE Recovery Commencement, we honor the most recent participants who have reached the end of...

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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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Relief vs. Development: Diagnosing Causes

Editor’s Note: Pastor John Repsold, whose downtown Spokane church Mosaic Fellowship includes ministry to people experiencing homelessness, presented...

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homeless-guy

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Love Your Homeless Neighbor

“If we are to love our neighbors, before doing anything else we must see our neighbors. With our imagination as well as our eyes, that is to say...

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Barbara with Honda Element from UGM Motors

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Why I Bought My Car at UGM Motors

I recently bought a 2003 Honda Element with 127,000 miles at UGM Motors for $6,700. I looked around a bit on Craigslist first, but I didn’t go to any...

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Panhandling: to give or not to give?

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It is hard not to be moved by a thin, weathered-looking man standing on the corner in crusty...

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The services homeless people need

(This article was posted in 2014 and updated in 2019.)

 

UGM: the Whole Person Approach

In its quest to break – not perpetuate – the cycle of ...

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