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Barbara Comito, Marketing Director

Recovery: We are all broken.

Jun 15, 2022 11:16:27 AM

Conversations about “the poor and homeless” can quickly go off track. Our vocabulary and our frames of reference can lead us to the wrong assumptions and, consequently, inaction or ineffective solutions.

The Polarizing Topic of Homelessness [and the hot spot in the middle]

May 27, 2022 2:16:16 PM

Never has there been a more critical time to educate yourself on the subject of homelessness in our region. Dive in, learn and get involved.

We Asked Homeless Men to Talk About Sin

Apr 27, 2022 9:45:56 AM

We asked homeless UGM Men's Shelter guests four hard questions about sin.

The Great Pain Escape

Mar 3, 2022 1:08:47 PM

Is pain always bad? Must it be escaped at all costs? And is there a connection between the fear of feeling pain and the opioid crisis we now face? UGM's Barb Comito breaks down the topic.

Deep Trauma, Deeper Healing

Feb 3, 2022 12:18:13 PM

Underneath homelessness, we often find addiction and, underneath addiction, trauma. Trauma breaks bonds, gives birth to shame and pulls a person into patterns of self-destruction. But there is hope.

Facing the Nightmare of Childhood Trauma and Building a New Life: Krystal’s Story

Dec 16, 2021 12:30:16 PM

Krystal's childhood was horrific. As an adult, she chose toxic relationships and addiction, not knowing how else to cope. Ultimately, she chose to accept help at UGM.

The Drug Crisis: What’s it got to do with you and me?

Dec 3, 2021 7:57:56 AM

Marketing Director Barb Comito discusses the very human problem behind the drug crisis—what it has to do with homelessness and what it has to do with you and me.

Radical Hospitality: Food as Grace

Nov 4, 2021 9:15:11 AM

UGM is in the hospitality business, welcoming the stranger, feeding the hungry and sharing God’s love. See how our kitchens manage to serve hundreds of guests food and grace daily.

Robert’s Recovery: Phase by Phase

Oct 28, 2021 1:07:55 PM

Robert came to UGM just to get his life back on track. He didn't think he needed Recovery. 2 years later, he's finishing Program, a new man.

Business Owners vs. the Unhoused: A False Dichotomy

Oct 7, 2021 10:35:40 AM

A false narrative is being promoted that pits two groups against each other on the subject of homelessness in Spokane. UGM's Barb Comito reveals a truth that unifies our city.