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Employment Training in a Culture of Recovery

Helping our guests put an end to their homelessness is never as simple as just finding them employment. Before being able to land a job, many require...

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How UGM Business Partners Change Lives

"I'm sold on it. I tell you I'm sold."

Mitchell Long, Chief Executive Officer at Northwest Ob-Gyn, took time out of his busy schedule to sit down...

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Working For Eternal Rewards

Feeding the hungry, sheltering the vulnerable and restoring people into the community through the gospel sounds like very admirable, spiritual work....

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jolene

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How UGM Does On-the-Job Training

Work is a huge piece of recovery. Just participating in constructive activities in a team is a valuable growth opportunity, especially for people who...

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Union Gospel Mission: Our Doors Are Open

“Partnering with the Inland Northwest to reach the poor with the love and power of the gospel so they may become God-dependent, contributing members...

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Residents in UGM programs are urged to connect their career path with their passions, something our Business Partners have made possible time and again. Meaningful work is a cornerstone of recovery.

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Business Partners Get People Back to Work

Work is a key ingredient of the process of ending homelessness one person, one family at a time. And while you’ll find current and former residents...

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Lessons from 10 Years Working With Homeless Men

The inimitable Dean Whisler just marked 10 years working at the UGM Men’s Shelter, where he’s now the Social Services Manager. We asked him a few...

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Charity that works

The recent tension between the City of Spokane and Blessings Under the Bridge actually points to a positive bottom line: Spokane is an extremely...

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Spokane Barista Academy

Turns out, coffee may just empower youth to avoid the cycle of poverty, homelessness, and addiction.

UGM is teaming up with Project Hope and Indaba...

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A Lasting Legacy of Vocational Education

On Tuesday, October 20, UGM held an open house and dedication for the new DeRuwe Center, an annex to the Men’s Shelter and administration building....

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Robert Lindstrom in front of Thrift Store

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No Job, No Home

 

Talented, Hard-Working and Homeless

Editor's Note: While this blog post was written in 2014, we're happy to report that Robert is still employed at...

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5 Reasons to Donate Your Vehicle to the Union Gospel Mission

Reason #1: Shari Griffin

Shari, 50, just finished the first four phases of the LIFE Recovery program at the UGM Center for Women & Children in Coeur...

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