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We are bound together by our stories.
UGM Auxiliary: Prayer, Presence and Projects
We're Celebrating Real People Making Real Change.
Recovery: The Hardest Work
The Greatest Stories Ever Towed
The Heart of Lifelong Recovery
How UGM Does On-the-Job Training
Who is Jesus?
Recovery in the Kitchen
UGM Camp: God Answers Simple Prayers
Is Housing the Answer to Homelessness?
Christianity and the Debate about Homelessness
Running on the Road to Recovery
The Real Poverty of Relationships
It Won’t Be Different This Time
Cleaning up Homeless Encampments
3 Ways Student Impact Gives Kids a Family
Does Poverty Cause Homelessness?
Juvenile Detention: Discovering God as Father
Absolutely, Positively the #1 Best Thing at UGM Camp
Silenced by Anxiety, Freed in Recovery
God changed me through UGM.
Union Gospel Mission: Our Doors Are Open
Authenticity in Recovery
Learning Who God Really Is
Make His Path Straight
The Gospel and the Gathering
Renewing Her Mind
Beyond Sobriety to Life Transformation
Hospitality to Strangers
Rooted in Love
Overcoming Obstacles to Fight Homelessness
How UGM has changed me
Who's Behind UGM?
Recovery Changes People.
Partner Profiles: Volunteer Jenny Gasperino
A Firm Resolution to Be Softened
Death and Christmas
The Five C's of Children's Recovery
Homeless and Nowhere to Be
A Long, Uphill Path for Moms in Recovery
Restoring Children to a Healthy Home
Trauma, Time, Trust: Helping Homeless Women
Family Breakdown: Restoring a Damaged Masterpiece
House Mom to the Homeless and Broken
Five Tips from a Used Car Salesman
Gratitude by the Moment
From Homeless to Hope Fountain
What Homeless People Want You to Know
Food Partners: A Win-Win Relationship
Pursued and Loved by a Good God
Real people. Real change.
Homeless, Hopeless, Loved
Elizabeth: Under a Shadow
I am no one's Savior.
No Gray Areas: Inside the Payroll Office
A Brief History of UGM, Part 2: 1987 to Present
Let God Transform You
A Brief History of UGM, Part 1: 1951 to 1987
What Winning Looks Like at UGM Camp
Beauty from Ashes. Literally.
Working Where God is at Work
UGM Camp: Faith Like a Child
Why Get Involved in a Church?
Long-Term Recovery: The Right Kind of Hungry
Facing Fears at UGM Camp
One Man, Two Careers in Service
Recovery from Abandonment
Recovery: Facing Anger at God
The Emotional Toll of Fatherlessness
Forgiving Yourself as Part of Recovery
Youth and the Future of Ministry
The UGM Residents You Didn't Know About
3 Ways UGM Campers Make Lifelong Memories
What the Kids in Juvenile Detention Want to Know
The Car Alarm in the Brain
If “You’ll Never Amount to Anything,” Why Try?
The Problem with Self-Improvement
Setting God's Table at a Homeless Shelter
Dyann escaped domestic violence but had nowhere to go
Homeless and Fatherless
Get to Know Sonny Westbrook, UGM's Pastor
The Love of the Father
A New Way to Look at Repentance
Feeding the Hungry: Behind the Scenes
What You Have to Offer a Homeless Person: Acceptance
Business Partners Get People Back to Work
5 Reasons to Register for the Hunger Run
Church Partnership: Sun City Church
Howdy, Partners: Why We Keep Using That Word
Giving from the Heart
7 Reasons to Donate-Shop-Save at UGM Thrift Stores
Not Caring is Not an Option
Stay with the Shepherd
Christmas: The Power of God with Us
The Thrill of Hope to a Weary World
Thank You, God, for this Blood Clot
Gratitude on the Recovery Journey
In Everything, Give Thanks
Making Connections for Homeless Veterans
Lessons from 10 Years Working With Homeless Men
Sharing Stories of Helping the Homeless
Feeding the Hungry, Body and Soul
What You Should Know About Helping the Homeless
Why World Homeless Day?
A Unique Opportunity for UGM Clinic
The Courage to Speak
Freeman Shooting Drives Us to Our Knees
Loving Women in Crisis: Karen Herford
UGM Camp: The Gospel Sinks In
Three Portraits of Recovery
Student Impact: Like Family
UGM Camp: Love and Loyalty
Cleaning Out Your Closet, Changing Someone's Life
UGM Camp: The Luckiest One
Domestic Violence: Why Does She Stay With Him?
Volunteer Profile: Gary Leonard
UGM Camp: No Longer Alone
The Gospel: The Heart of Trauma Recovery
Writing for Their Lives
Untying Heart Knots
Kevin: “My life revolved around avoiding pain.”
Jason Had 3 Shoes. God Gave Him 3 Stores.
Is Addiction a Sin or a Disease?
Why I Bought My Car at UGM Motors
Charity that works
UGM Camp: Much More than Fun and Games
The Young and the Homeless: Fighting Poverty at its Roots
Working from the heart
Profiles in Courage: UGM Edition
Jesus Came to the Mental Asylum with Me
Five Steps to the New You
How Failure Revealed My True Calling
Recovery and Vocational Education Go Hand in Hand
A Ministry of Emotions
Recovery. For Life.
Christ is the Light of the World
UGM Core Value: Thankful and Generous
Serious Mental Illness: Four Things UGM Can Do
My Personal Suicide Prevention Plan
I Have a Mental Illness
The Paralyzing Nature of Anxiety
Mental Illness: An Obstacle for the Homeless – and Many Others
A Vessel for Jesus at the Crisis Shelter
Dealing Faithfully with the Winter Blues
Healing Homeless Men through Relationship
Does God Hate the Rich?
10 Things You Should Know About the UGM Crisis Shelter
It Isn't "Us and Them"
UGM Core Value: Total Accountability
2017: Looking Forward
The Blog Post You Don’t Want to Read
God worked through you in 2016
Melissa: Building Trust, Breaking a Cycle
Who Are the Poor?
Katie: One Mom's Journey of Restoration
A Broken Hallelujah: What has Christmas to do with Suffering?
What Does it Mean to Love the Poor?
Jessie: A Fully Present Parent
UGM's Role in Caring for the Poor
Does God Call You to Love the Poor?
Elizabeth: Conformity vs. Transformation
Helen: From Homeless to Grateful
UGM Core Value: Pursuing Excellence
Learning about Grace and Truth
5 Ways Businesses Can Partner with UGM
Truly Loving Relationships
One Veteran's Journey to a Homeless Shelter
Providing Medical Care to the Homeless
Lose the Label: Performer
UGM Core Value: Christlikeness
Stories within a Story
World Homeless Day 2016
Volunteers: Rivers of Living Water
UGM Core Value: Unified Teamwork
Rachel: A Year Later
UGM Core Value: God-dependence
How a New Kidney Helped Me Better Understand Recovery
UGM Core Value: Stewardship
A Burden of Light
The Journey toward Recovery
Lose the Label, See the Human.
Kids in Recovery
Camp Reflection: Kids Like Us
The Crisis Shelter: Many Stories, One Home
Learning Life Lessons at Camp
Comforting with the Comfort She Received
What Can Prayer Do in the Face of So Much Pain?
Following His Lead: Kristen
A Better Home for Women and Children in Crisis
Employment Helps the Homeless
Coming Together to Find Balance
The Fatal Attraction of Addiction
Caring for People through Their Animals
Joining Together for Camp
Lose the Label: "Drunken Indian"
Finding God in Bad Situations
Your Money’s in Good Hands.
Celebrating Beauty from Pain
Graduation Spotlight: Kat and Kanesha
Recovery: A Holistic Process
Learning to Get Back up
Graduation Spotlight: Wendy Ross
Empowering Youth: Adam
Empowering Youth: Christa
Jesus' Encounter at the Well
Shelter Life...A Child's Perspective
It Started at UGM Camp
Spokane Barista Academy
One Week at UGM Camp
Uncommon Care: Part Two
Uncommon Care: Part One
The Gospel Changes Things (and People)
Lose the Label: Ashamed
Nourishing the Homeless with Spiritual Food
An hour carved out from eternity: UGM Chaplain Ron Molina
Don't Get Your Hopes up
Lose the Label: Tweaker
What Is a "Grace-Based" Environment?
When You Can't Undo What You've Done
New Creation in Christ
Love and Power of the Gospel
Feelings, Faith, and Freedom
Lose the Label: Druggie
Keeping UGM's Doors Open: Robbie Bremer
Passing on Encouragement
How do you define "home?"
Lose the Label: Delinquent
A Passion for Recovery: Part 2
A Passion for Helping People in Recovery
What Is Sexual Addiction?
Lose the Label: Victim
Lose the Label: Powerless
I Resolve to Remember
Keeping good company
The Hunger Run
Lose the Label: Addict
I resolve to grow
Providing Hope (and Fun) for Women and Children
Meet INW People
The Ever-Present God
The God Who Is with Us
No Place like UGM for the Holidays
The Incarnation: Our Salvation
Shop for Everyone on Your List at UGM Thrift Stores
What I Know
Lose the Label: Damaged Goods
Lose the Label: Not Enough
Lose the Label: Chronically Homeless
In Gratitude for God's Gifts
Lose the Label: Felon
5 Ways to Help the Homeless This Holiday Season
Anna Ogden Hall Women Walk the Runway
Lose the Label: Perfectionist
Honoring Those Who Have Fought for Freedom
Homelessness: It's About People
Helping the Homeless: bad news first
Hopelessness to Homelessness
Living under titles
A Lasting Legacy of Vocational Education
Dismissing "Crazy": Part Two
Dismissing "Crazy": Part One
Can Men be Relationship Addicts?
Lose the Label: Player
More than Soup: feeding the hungry
Challenge to Eat Together
Lose the Label: Stupid
Seeing the Image of God in All People
Daring to Look Past the Label
Sharing Jesus with Children
Lose the Label
A Baptism at UGM Camp
Passionately Serving the Most Vulnerable
30 Years Serving at UGM
Loved and Understood
How to Prevent Relapse
Relapse. Relapse. Relapse.
UGM Camp Cabin Leaders
The Effects of Relapse on Recovery
Giving the Shoes off Your Feet
Relapse, Early Intervention Tools for Family
A Word from the Kids at UGM Camp
Q & A: UGM Staff Veterans
UGM Camp: a Girl Named Mina
The High Price of Freedom
Floating on Grace
UGM Camp: Treasuring At-Risk Kids
Caring for Kids at UGM Camp
July 4th Traditions
What does freedom mean to you?
A Heart for the Homeless
31 Years and Counting: Helping At-risk Youth
Graduation Marks the Beginning
Homeless, Hopeless, and Alone
The Alcohol Escape
Recovering from a Broken Heart
Books Bless the Center for Women and Children
Can a week at camp really change a life?
Experiencing God's Love at UGM Camp
Leadership and Community Engagement
Engaging the Community to Help Women and Children
God's Will, Here and Now
5 Reasons to Volunteer at UGM
UGM Motors Sales Manager: Tom Frederick
Welcome Home, My Child, Welcome Home
A Look into Vocational Advancement
Reunited: Mother and Daughter Recover Together
Two Hearts Full of Gratitude
That's Unconditional Love
Relationships: the Problem and the Cure
Tricia found a van at UGM Motors!
The Cycle of "Love"
Recovery and Regaining Confidence
Living As a Mission
The Prodigal Daughter
I was invited to a homeless party.
The Chance to Start over
The Struggle for True Identity
The Reason Why
Dear Son: an Open Letter
Having Someone to Love
Addressing Depression: the Next Step
An Inside Look at Depression
From Anger to Depression to Attempted Suicide
The Beauty of God's Love
I Resolve to Help the Homeless
The Gift of Transportation
I Resolve to Wrestle
Going to Church
Recovery: the Power of Gratitude
Recovery: Jesus brings beauty from ashes.
The Resolution to Change
Jesus Came to Comfort Those Who Mourn
When you donate to UGM, where does your money go?
Jesus Came to Proclaim Freedom for the Captives
The Hells Angels and the UGM Crisis Shelter are neighbors.
Recovery: a story of brokenness and healing
"You healed what was broken in me."
What's the "G" in UGM?
Christmas Shopping that Helps the Homeless
A Front Row Seat to Holiness
"The Kingdom of God Belongs to Such as These"
A Cook in the Kitchen: Joe Wilson Lands a Job
Lee Brown: Servant and all-around cool guy
Barber to the Homeless
Once an Alcoholic...
Feeding the Poor Vs. Feeding the Rich
Relapse as Part of Recovery
How to Pick a Charity
UGM Core Values: A Balanced Life
On the Edge of Homelessness
Addicted to Men
Domestic Violence and Homelessness
UGM Employment Ready Program helps ex-inmates get back on their feet.
UGM Camp: the final week
Recovery: in it together
UGM Campers: "Tell me you're my friend"
UGM Motors: Reselling Cars - Rebuilding Lives
Panhandling: to give or not to give?
UGM Core Values: Loving Relationships
Rescue: Meeting people in the messiest of messes
UGM Camp: one new experience after another
UGM Camp: Tyrie catches a BIG fish!
Sin's contribution to homelessness
UGM Camp: Feeding hungry kids
Ending generational dysfunction and giving recovery tools to children
UGM CORE VALUES: Gratitude and Generosity
Campers to Leaders
10 Lessons I keep learning at the Union Gospel Mission: Part 2
10 Lessons I keep learning at the Union Gospel Mission: Part 1
UGM Camp: You've got to be ALL-in
RESCUE: A Ministry of Disappointments
What the Union Gospel Mission is all about
LIFE Recovery from a Child's Perspective
No Job, No Home
White-Water Rafting as Part of Recovery
Recognizing Addiction in Your Life
Teenager to Camp Director: "You inspire me!"
Business Bound: from crisis mode to self-sufficiency
Introducing at-risk kids to awe, trust-building and unconditional love
Ongoing Recovery: pursuing dreams and giving back
From Excel to Ezekiel: recovery for the whole person
Life at UGM Camp: non-stop kids, non-stop beauty, just plain non-stop
How do you know when you're addicted?
Homeless Women and the Abundance of Villains Who Prey on Them
Eddie Collins: from homeless junkie to business owner
Recovery: do I have as much courage as that homeless guy?
Recovery: the courage to ask why I do what I do
Women in Free Fall: the missing safety net for homeless families
5 Reasons to Donate Your Vehicle to the Union Gospel Mission
Changing Life One Choice at a Time
Meet Jillian Devine, UGM LIFE Recovery Counselor
Addiction: Broken Families Raise Broken Children
Homeless women: Who will believe in them?
3 Big Misconceptions about Addiction
The services homeless people need
5 reasons you should care about that hopeless drug addict
Volunteer Profile: Biker Bob
10 ways you can help the homeless
How my dad’s recovery changed my life
A Whole-Person Approach to Breaking the Cycle
Recovery: the choice to change
The Crisis Shelter: a safe place for homeless women and children
Rescue: From Homeless to Housed and Employed
Using psychodrama in recovery
The Year in Review: How Did God Show His Love for the Poor in 2013?
How I Didn't Really Help the Homeless
The Homeless Life
Mental Illness and Homelessness
Teaching Children to Serve Others
Why is homelessness higher among veterans?
Dreams that grow into forests
College and Career Dreams Restored
Getting to know you: Dan McLellan
A little girl's dream
The New Paul
Chantell: the Choice to Change
The Need for Change: homeless women and children
Dear Beer: A good-bye letter
Show me your ways
UGM Motors: Brittany and Brooklyn get new wheels
Ready for the storm
Time to grow up
Core Values: Life Transformation
Core Values: Total Accountability
Back on track
Colors of Hope Update
Into the water
The bee sting
The ripple effect
Write it out
Ashes to Beauty
Rubbing Elbows with the Homeless
Telling the truth
Good-bye, dear friend
Hello, my name is . . .
2013 Volunteer Appreciation Dinner
Off to Job Corps
Into the Neighborhood
Camp is just the beginning.
Scrapes, bumps and bruises
Can God really forgive me?
Daughters of the King
Recovery: "Press into the work"
UGM volunteers rock!
Lost and Found: the Steve Viers Story
Will color for food
Petra: artist in recovery
Mourning and Comfort
Blessed are those who mourn.
Update on Sheldon & Rowdy
Questions for you
Homeless Women & Children: What are we going to do about Martha?
Core value: thankfulness
Spring (no) break
Core values: Christ-likeness
Out of bondage and into the wilderness
Recovery: Freedom for the Captives
Back to work
Binding up the Brokenhearted
Essay contest winner
Valentine's Day remixed
Farewell to my fat
Binding up the brokenhearted
From stone to flesh
Core Values: Pursuing Excellence
Partnering with the Inland Northwest
Exchanging lies for truth
Prayers from the smoking area
Rescue: safety from abuse
Victory in 2013
From Gang Banger to Responsible Father
Celebrating the process
RESCUE: What is it?
A One-Word Resolution
Independence or God-dependence?
Loss of Control
Union Gospel Mission Core Values
What's in a name?
Recovery: Breaking Free
Thanksgiving Dinner for 1,200
Breaking the Cycle
Food + Shelter + Job = Hope
UGM's Working Ambassadors
Representing by Receiving
Ambassadors for Christ
am·bas·sa·dor [for Christ]
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