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5 min read

How the Gospel Brings Us Home

Guest post by UGM Aftercare Coordinator Dennis Roach 

A mythical story contains elements of fantasy and reality, a blend that sometimes pushes us to...

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Inside the UGM Crisis Shelter: A Volunteer's Perspective

We asked high-impact volunteer Margene Nobles to discuss her work with the ladies at UGM's Crisis Shelter for Women and Children. She delighted us...

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"You Broke Down Our Biases": Nursing Students Share Experience at UGM Men's Shelter

Nursing Students Ruth and Madison came to UGM to give. They set up a medical station and provided free care and advice to guests at the Men's...

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A Lot of Love: How a Used Car Dealership Provides Homeless Services

Car shopping along E Sprague Ave. in Spokane Valley can feel like running a gauntlet of clambering salespeople, flashy marketing ploys, and banners...

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Safety is the First Step to Recovery

“Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.” Psalm 91:1

Under God’s Roof

Joey Reyes defies homeless...

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Homeless and Nowhere to Be

 Kari had been walking for four days. Literally.

She wasn’t going anywhere. She didn’t need the exercise.

She was walking because her life had come...

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From Homeless to Hope Fountain

Kimmi (Halbrook) Lane arrived at the UGM Crisis Shelter nine and a half years ago as a guest. Little did she know it was the beginning of a journey...

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Matt Lewis helps the homeless at UGM, sharing the passionate love of a good God at the Men's Shelter.

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Pursued and Loved by a Good God

Matt Lewis has worked with the guests at the Men’s Shelter a little more than a year – first as a resident advisor and now as day desk supervisor....

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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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Shelter Life...A Child's Perspective

By Ellen Presley, former House Manager at the Crisis Shelter for Women and Children

They brush their teeth, do their homework, eat dinner, do chores,...

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A Front Row Seat to Holiness

Editor's note: This is the first in an Advent devotional series based on Isaiah 61:1-3. Some of the posts in this series were first published as part...

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Kimmi found a safe place at the UGM Crisis Shelter

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A Whole-Person Approach to Breaking the Cycle

Safe Shelter

Kimmi Halbrook liked to play, “Let’s Make a Deal” with God: Get me out of this scrape, and I promise to get my act together. But at 39 –...

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