Gospel. Change. Jobs. These are our three distinctives.
While the Inland Northwest is home to multiple organizations committed to serving people experiencing homelessness, UGM has three characteristics that distinguish us from other charities and government entities: 1) We are boldly Christ-centered; the hope we are offering is the hope of the gospel. 2) We are here for people who are ready to change their lives; and 3) we believe everyone has a valuable contribution to make to the world.
Union Gospel Mission's Barb Comito defines UGM's place in the effort to end homelessness: All homeless shelters are not created equal, she says. "This may seem obvious, but before I came to work at UGM, I honestly thought they were."