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Lynn Yount, UGM Volunteer

Women's Recovery: Reflecting the God Who Sees

Jul 23, 2020 1:16:27 PM

As UGM's  Women's Lead LIFE Recovery Counselor, Jana Ross helps dozens of women and children every week who are suffering from the effects of trauma, violence, mental illness and substance abuse.

Honoring Jerry Reese: An Authentic Man

May 13, 2020 10:42:40 AM

Approaching retirement, Men's Recovery director Jerry Reese reminds us that God's healing of the wounds of the heart is where real recovery is found.

Behind the Scenes with Mary Beth Salisbury

Jan 9, 2020 10:02:31 AM

For 25 years, Mary Beth Salisbury has been a huge blessing to UGM and to Executive Director Phil Altmeyer in particular.

Recovery: The Hardest Work

Aug 29, 2019 4:45:28 PM

Those interested in doing recovery at UGM are told from the outset that it’s the hardest work they’ll ever do, but also the most rewarding.

The Greatest Stories Ever Towed

Aug 21, 2019 4:46:36 PM

It's never about the car. It's about the story. Rick Schwartz hears from donors' hearts every day as UGM Motors' tow truck driver.

Recovery in the Kitchen

Jul 24, 2019 4:17:17 PM

Dale Fruin is stewarding his kitchen experiences, and life experiences, to encourage people to pursue addiction recovery.

The Real Poverty of Relationships

Jun 19, 2019 8:48:23 AM

Nicholas Walker had prestige, respect, and power. But it was empty without real, loving relationships.

3 Ways Student Impact Gives Kids a Family

May 29, 2019 4:12:56 PM

Having a dozen teenagers over 3 nights a week, the Student Impact Center interns know what they're in for. But when you're a family, you do what it takes.

Silenced by Anxiety, Freed in Recovery

May 2, 2019 3:31:59 PM

Patty’s a self-described alcoholic. But sobriety isn’t what her recovery is all about. It’s about finding a new way to live, to think, to overcome her anxiety.

Learning Who God Really Is

Apr 3, 2019 4:19:13 PM

Young Kristin's family was shunned by their church when their secret came out. Angry at God, she had to come to the end of herself to come back and learn what His love is really like.