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

We are bound together by our stories.

The Business Practicum: Getting People Back to Work

Jul 29, 2021 11:39:24 AM

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.

An Offering of Oil: When God Asks Imperfect People to Serve Imperfect People

Jul 22, 2021 1:39:22 PM

UGM Volunteer Mentor Lauren McCrea writes about her experience signing up to mentor homeless women when she did not feel qualified or worthy.

Revealing the Mess Inside: The Value of Authenticity in Recovery

Jul 15, 2021 2:25:33 PM

Why is authenticity a necessary element in whole-person recovery? Because without it, we cannot minister to one another's truest wounds and inner motivations.

Low-Barrier vs. High-Barrier Shelter

Jul 12, 2021 4:56:11 PM

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."

Behind the Scenes: Meet UGM’s Longest Serving Board Member

Jul 8, 2021 1:51:17 PM

Vern Scoggin has served on the UGM board of directors for over half of UGM's long history... and he has no plans to quit.

Recovery: Giving God the Wheel

Jul 1, 2021 9:57:25 AM

Jenn was angry at God when she entered Women's Recovery at Anna Ogden Hall. What she experienced within those halls set her free to love Him and enjoy her life.

Voices of Recovery: Beverly’s Testimony

Jun 24, 2021 9:42:01 AM

Beverly's life was defined by abandonment, until she found healing and recovery at Union Gospel Mission.

Recovery: Reversing a Lifetime of Distrust

Jun 17, 2021 9:48:32 AM

Dealing and using drugs, womanizing, in and out of prison. For 40 years, James lived the only life he knew. What would it take for him to make a change?

High-Impact Kids: Not Too Young to Make a Difference

Jun 10, 2021 12:07:35 PM

Anneke and Catcher love volunteering in childcare at the UGM Crisis Shelter because they can see how greatly their love and attention impacts kids in crisis.

Unchanging Truth in Changing Times

Jun 3, 2021 10:33:44 AM

When Former Men’s Shelter Chaplain Jim Carson told us he’d like to host a Facebook fundraiser in honor of Union Gospel Mission’s 70th Anniversary, we were surprised...