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Barbara Comito, Marketing Director

Forgiveness Breaks the Shame Cycle

Apr 29, 2021 3:39:47 PM

“I’m getting older, and I didn’t want to be that old lady that’s out on the street, looking to get high.”

Before coming to UGM, Kerri was staying at American Behavioral Health Systems for short-term rehab. She expressed an interest in UGM Recovery, but knowing her 20-year history of addiction, criminality and multiple attempts at sobriety, the staff wasn’t sure she was ready for the rigor of UGM’s program. Her sobriety up to this point had never lasted long.

Easter Series: LIFE after Easter

Apr 11, 2021 4:44:07 PM

Easter is the sense-making moment of history. Jesus' life, death and resurrection changed everything.

Easter Series: What Does Sin Have to do with Homelessness?

Apr 1, 2021 1:43:36 PM

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

Easter Series: Sin Ruins Everything

Mar 25, 2021 1:19:06 PM

Sin. Talk about a conversation stopper. But without the discussion of sin, we cannot know how much we need a savior. Enjoy this edition of our Easter series.

Easter Series: Who is God?

Mar 18, 2021 2:54:40 PM

Why does UGM talk so much about God?

The Government Agrees: "Housing First" isn't Working

Feb 4, 2021 11:53:20 AM

In the fall of 2020, while the news media was focused on the pandemic and the presidential election, a significant report was quietly released...

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.

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.

2020 Vision: Bear One Another’s Burdens

Oct 8, 2020 8:25:07 AM

UGM Marketing Director Barb Comito answers why UGM shelters maintain a high barrier.

2020 Vision: Listen and Lament

Jun 10, 2020 11:48:33 AM

We sat down with Danny Beard and listened. He is a man of peace so we didn't understand why he has been racially profiled, targeted and ridiculed.