Read what’s happening in the UGM community - residents, staff, volunteers.

We are bound together by our stories.

Renewing Her Mind

Mar 13, 2019 9:29:42 AM

Before coming to the UGM Center for Women and Children in Coeur d’Alene, Nikki Downs was in jail. Her infant son had been taken by Child Protective Services, and her teenage daughter was living with her sister.

Today, Nikki is nearing completion of the LIFE Recovery Program, has both her children living with her and is doing her business practicum at the Kroc Center. She has been sober from alcohol for six years and clean from meth for 18 months.

Nikki speaks clearly about the reason for the change in her: “My personal relationship with the Lord and the fellowship with other people, but mainly, getting into the Word, reading what it says and applying it to my life. I find joy in that, and that’s very new.”

Beyond Sobriety to Life Transformation

Mar 6, 2019 11:50:15 AM

Life transformation must start from the inside. Sobriety, stable relationships and health are natural outgrowth of transformation, but it is much more than changes in behavior.

Hospitality to Strangers

Feb 27, 2019 9:54:00 AM

As a result of their own suffering, Kris and Patti have highly sensitive radar to people in need. They are all about encouragement.

Rooted in Love

Feb 20, 2019 8:56:04 AM

Rooted brings church members together in small groups to learn and grow in godliness together. It's connected hundreds of people with a chance to serve at UGM.

Overcoming Obstacles to Fight Homelessness

Feb 13, 2019 1:54:15 PM

What in the world do the Union Gospel Mission and an extreme Spartan race have in common? Jonathan Bonetti. He's motivated in his fitness goals by the chance to truly help the homeless people he sees downtown every day.

How UGM has changed me

Feb 6, 2019 5:00:15 PM

You can’t spend any amount of time around UGM without being changed by it. As a Volunteer, donor, or employee, partnering with UGM changes us as well as the people we serve. Our lives are being transformed.

Who's Behind UGM?

Jan 30, 2019 9:53:07 AM

Talented, influential and caring people from right here in our community, members of the UGM Board of Directors serve by providing godly oversight, vision and leadership for UGM.

Recovery Changes People.

Jan 24, 2019 2:33:07 PM

Meet Community Engagement Coordinator Linda Cook and learn about her ambitious goal to enrich the lives of everyone who partners with UGM.

Partner Profiles: Volunteer Jenny Gasperino

Jan 17, 2019 9:08:05 AM

Jenny volunteers at the Crisis Shelter guest services desk. She is a loving, welcoming presence for women and children who come to UGM scared and vulnerable.

2019 Resolutions

Jan 8, 2019 2:27:47 PM

We asked UGM staff and residents to share words or verses they had chosen to guide their paths in the year ahead. Here's what they said.