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Genevieve deHaan

UGM Staff Writer

From Victim to Victor: a Story of LIFE Recovery

Jul 9, 2020 12:11:45 PM

“In a weird way, I felt protected on the streets. I was outside of time.”

Amber Fries spent much of her life as a young adult running from the sense of guilt she’d carried with her since she was 3 years old. “It was a ‘guilty until proven innocent’ situation with me,” she says, “and I couldn’t prove I was innocent.” Amber had been sexually assaulted by a family member.

It wasn’t her fault.

Loved into New Life: Two Stories of Recovery

Jul 1, 2020 4:10:03 PM

2020 LIFE Recovery Alumni, Zach (21) and Stephen (58), were both transformed by God's love during their time at UGM.

Safety is the First Step to Recovery

May 28, 2020 3:12:18 PM

As an addict, Joey Reyes knew he needed a clean and sober place to stay in order to be safe, even if that meant staying at a homeless shelter.

Checking in With Youth Outreach

May 21, 2020 11:38:00 AM

UGM's Youth Outreach Director, Ryan Brown, shares what the underserved kids of today need and how the Union Gospel Mission is addressing those needs.