Read what’s happening in the UGM community - residents, staff, volunteers.

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Meet UGM Ambassador Kristi Kinsinger

Oct 22, 2020 2:29:46 PM

Getting involved at the Union Gospel Mission is easy - the hardest part is figuring out which of dozens of opportunities is the best fit for your calling and resources.

Kristi Kinsinger has taken advantage of many: She’s been a volunteer, mentor, financial partner, and president of UGM Auxiliary, to name a few. In all of these roles, Kristi's a natural recruiter; she's passionate about inviting others to join her in a work that is so important. "One of our mandates from Christ is to help the poor," she says.

Now, Kristi is a member of the UGM Association Board, which provides leadership and oversight for the entire UGM organization. Serving on the board is a way for her and others to bring to the cause some of their most valuable resources: time, experience, and a heart for serving.

Walking Away From Shame

Oct 15, 2020 2:50:25 PM

Where does shame come from and what can we do when we experience it?

2020 Vision: Bear One Another’s Burdens

Oct 8, 2020 8:25:07 AM

UGM Marketing Director Barb Comito answers why UGM shelters maintain a high barrier.

The Gift of Talk Therapy for Homeless Men

Sep 30, 2020 3:44:39 PM

As a volunteer psychologist at UGM's Men's Shelter, Dr. Ed Schultze offers mental health counseling to a uniquely vulnerable population.

What Causes Homelessness? (It Isn't Always Addiction)

Sep 24, 2020 4:30:36 PM

Homelessness isn't a choice healthy people make. It's also not a choice that only addicts make. Asking how a person became homeless can help us understand and better serve all our neighbors.

Working For Eternal Rewards

Sep 10, 2020 12:01:03 PM

UGM Head of Housekeeping Pat Bren enjoys the very practical yet very ministerial nature of his position.

In Their Words: Two Men Share Their Stories of Recovery

Sep 2, 2020 3:28:56 PM

UGM Men's Shelter residents, Tyler and Mike, shared their stories of recovery at the recent LIFE Recovery phase promotion event.

God-Dependent Ministry: One Woman's Example

Aug 27, 2020 4:30:36 PM

UGM Women's Recovery Counselor Becky Wall reveals how total, daily dependence on God provides a framework for his powerful ministry.

From Crisis to Creativity: How the Pandemic Has Impacted the Future of UGM Youth Outreach

Aug 13, 2020 2:44:51 PM

UGM's Youth Outreach Director Ryan Brown reflects on a summer of faith, change and hope.

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

Aug 6, 2020 1:41:11 PM

UGM Motors General Manager Jim Stroh puts service at the forefront as he leads a team to restore donated vehicles and generate income for UGM’s homeless services.