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

We are bound together by our stories.

We Need Each Other: The Cure for Loneliness

Nov 12, 2019 12:58:37 PM

“Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted.” – Psalm 25:16

For decades, Debra was a self-described “functioning drunk,” spending each workday looking forward to her evening drinking. But that was just a symptom of the real problem.

Debra was “painfully lonely” long before she ended up homeless.

“Alcohol didn’t get me here in all actuality, even though it caused me to be extremely lonely… I didn’t know how to get along with people, so instead of having a voice and confronting them about anything at work, I just took off.”

Loneliness and Isolation

Nov 7, 2019 11:24:04 AM

To address homelessness, we must address loneliness through human connection.

Thanking God for Real Change

Oct 30, 2019 4:15:21 PM

Christians can know who they're thanking for every good and perfect gift. Here are a few of the things I'm thankful for at UGM.

Toward Better Relief and Development

Oct 22, 2019 10:50:59 AM

We must develop relief and development systems that stop rewarding behaviors destructive to both homeless people themselves and others. 

Relief vs. Development: Diagnosing Causes

Oct 16, 2019 3:32:54 PM

Relief is not enough. Unless a move from street to housing is accompanied by development of the person, that person will continue to live in poverty.

You are the solution to homelessness.

Oct 9, 2019 2:02:13 PM

While UGM provides food and shelter, our major contribution to the issue of homelessness is extending the love of Jesus Christ. The government can't do that.

We Believe...

Oct 2, 2019 2:42:06 PM

Amid heated debate around the solutions to homelessness, UGM states as clearly as possible who we are, what we believe, and what we’re trying to do.

A Look Inside Men’s Recovery

Sep 26, 2019 4:43:48 PM

True recovery involves getting to know Jesus and following His plans for life. That's the heart of Men's Recovery at UGM.

Love Your Homeless Neighbor

Sep 19, 2019 2:22:05 PM

We must first see and know people, not their condition, if we are to love the poor like God calls us to do.

UGM Auxiliary: Prayer, Presence and Projects

Sep 11, 2019 9:29:17 AM

The UGM Auxiliary is an essential support to the work of UGM. These dedicated volunteers serve by praying, showing up, and taking care of practical needs.