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Dusty's Second Chance

Dec 4, 2019 3:45:07 PM

By Lynn Yount, UGM volunteer

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At the UGM Thrift Store in Spokane Valley, you'll find more than bargains on high-quality clothing and housewares. You'll find the friendly faces of people who are thankful for the chance to do honest work. Dusty is one of those people.

After a 14-year struggle with drug addiction, Dusty's best intentions to get off drugs and earn a living weren't going to get far without a little help. "I had to apply for so many jobs ... I had to mark that I was a felon, so when you have a huge stack of applicants, why would you pick this one? I just needed a chance. I just needed them to meet me. I just needed to convince them that I could do this, and the UGM did that for me."

Meet Jessica Morgan, UGM Art Director

Nov 26, 2019 1:57:02 PM

Jessica Morgan, UGM Art Director, cares deeply about telling UGM's story through design and photography.

We Need Each Other: The Cure for Loneliness

Nov 12, 2019 12:58:37 PM

Debra was painfully lonely long before she ended up homeless. Alcohol covered the pain...for a while.

Toward Better Relief and Development

Oct 22, 2019 10:50:59 AM

We must develop relief and development systems that stop rewarding behaviors destructive to both homeless people themselves and others. 

Relief vs. Development: Diagnosing Causes

Oct 16, 2019 3:32:54 PM

Relief is not enough. Unless a move from street to housing is accompanied by development of the person, that person will continue to live in poverty.

We Believe...

Oct 2, 2019 2:42:06 PM

Amid heated debate around the solutions to homelessness, UGM states as clearly as possible who we are, what we believe, and what we’re trying to do.

A Look Inside Men’s Recovery

Sep 26, 2019 4:43:48 PM

True recovery involves getting to know Jesus and following His plans for life. That's the heart of Men's Recovery at UGM.

UGM Auxiliary: Prayer, Presence and Projects

Sep 11, 2019 9:29:17 AM

The UGM Auxiliary is an essential support to the work of UGM. These dedicated volunteers serve by praying, showing up, and taking care of practical needs.

The Heart of Lifelong Recovery

Aug 15, 2019 1:08:27 PM

5 years is a big milestone in recovery, but fixating on the milestone misses the whole point of recovery: It's for life.

How UGM Does On-the-Job Training

Aug 7, 2019 2:41:06 PM

Work Therapy is an integral part of UGM programs, an opportunity for people to gain confidence and build habits that will help them get and keep a job.