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

We are bound together by our stories.

"I'm Thankful for My Rocky Past": Thoughts on Gratitude from Shelter Guests

Nov 25, 2020 3:13:24 PM

"I'm thankful for my rocky past, for it has brought me here today." Miranda, Resident, CdA Center for Women and Children (CWC) 

10 Years Clean and Sober: The Difficult Daily Battle of Ongoing Recovery

Nov 18, 2020 1:00:00 PM

Dean has been clean and sober since first entering UGM 10 years ago, but never once has sobriety been the easy choice.

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

Nov 12, 2020 2:29:38 PM

"We came here to learn how nurses can contribute to the community, but we are shocked at how much more we learned..."

Bikes and Budget Advice: A UGM Volunteer Feature

Nov 5, 2020 1:44:00 PM

UGM's "Bike Guy" offers friendship and financial advice to men rebuilding their lives.

We Asked Shelter Residents to Define Grace

Oct 29, 2020 1:41:06 PM

Grace is the foundation for all we do at the Union Gospel Mission. We asked residents what grace means to them.

Meet UGM Ambassador Kristi Kinsinger

Oct 22, 2020 2:29:46 PM

Getting involved at UGM is easy. Kristi Kinsinger has been a volunteer, mentor, financial partner and president of UGM Auxiliary. And she's a natural recruiter, asking where you would like to serve.

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.