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We are bound together by our stories.

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.

Total Surrender: A Requisite for Recovery

Jun 23, 2020 4:35:12 PM

Women's Recovery Alum, Sarah Johnson, was asked to speak a the phase promotion event at Anna Ogden Hall. Her experience surrendering to God's will in recovery can encourage us all.

UGM Core Value: Stewardship

Jun 17, 2020 12:44:46 PM

UGM's own Dean Bitz unpacks the meaning of godly stewardship.

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.

7 Reasons to Donate Your Vehicle to UGM Motors

Jun 8, 2020 5:19:31 PM

Union Gospel Mission Motors loves bringing new life to used cars. And all profits go directly to helping those in need.

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.

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.

Kellie: helping kids win at life

May 7, 2020 11:55:25 AM

Kellie shifted her career from working with professional athletes to working with marginalized youth. In this interview, she shares what she loves about youth outreach.