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

We are bound together by our stories.

2020: A Year to Remember

Jan 14, 2021 12:41:54 PM

2020 was a year for the history books, wasn’t it? We sure are glad you stuck with us through it all. In the end, because of the commitment of our strong community, the good definitely overwhelmed the bad.

2021: What Will Be New in the New Year?

Jan 7, 2021 2:34:09 PM

Will anything be new in 2021? YES! God's mercies are new every day. UGM's Sonny Westbrook encourages us to place our hopes for the new year in Christ and Christ alone.

Breaking the Generational Cycle TOGETHER

Dec 31, 2020 8:31:56 AM

Mom and daughter, Shilo and Aslan, have made the choice to break their family's cycle of abuse and neglect together.

Homeless, Penniless, Pregnant

Dec 23, 2020 9:38:34 AM

What was Mary feeling in the days before Jesus was born? She had never been pregnant before, she’d never given birth, and now she was newly betrothed, heavy with child, and had no place to stay...

2020 Vision: Jesus Changes Everything

Dec 19, 2020 6:57:37 PM

We invite you to look back on the year through the lens of Christmas: Jesus changes everything.

Winning Essay: What I Wish People Knew About Homelessness

Dec 10, 2020 1:06:00 PM

We asked homeless men at our Shelter to tell us what they wished people knew about homelessness. Their essays astounded us.

Inside the UGM Crisis Shelter: A Volunteer's Perspective

Dec 3, 2020 2:31:33 PM

As a volunteer, Margene has provided case management and chapel services, organized work days, and has even attended a resident's labor and delivery.

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

Nov 25, 2020 3:13:24 PM

We asked UGM homeless shelter residents and staff what they were most thankful for.

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..."