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

We are bound together by our stories.

Empathy and Accountability: A Probation Officer’s Unique Partnership with UGM

Jan 13, 2022 10:51:09 AM

Picture a man with a badge and a gun chaperoning women at a recovery center Valentine’s Day gala. Now, picture him in tears as he presents handmade certificates of achievement to each one individually, calling them by name and saying how proud of them he is. This is our friend Clinton.

It’s Always Somebody’s Family Member: An Impact Partner Feature

Jan 6, 2022 11:31:47 AM

The Hendrickson family knows first-hand what it's like to love someone struggling with homelessness and addiction.

Writer’s Column: A Christmas Reflection

Dec 30, 2021 8:20:19 AM

Coats, blankets, toys, gift wrap and gingerbread houses. Your gifts this Christmas have made hundreds of homeless guests feel safe, warm and loved.

What Mary Knew

Dec 23, 2021 9:56:54 AM

Mary’s Magnificat is even more than a mother’s song or a Christmas song.

Facing the Nightmare of Childhood Trauma and Building a New Life: Krystal’s Story

Dec 16, 2021 12:30:16 PM

Krystal's childhood was horrific. As an adult, she chose toxic relationships and addiction, not knowing how else to cope. Ultimately, she chose to accept help at UGM.

Young Fatherhood, Pain and Recovery: Eric’s Story

Dec 9, 2021 12:08:20 PM

Eric didn't know why he felt empty, lonely and hopeless. And he didn't know why he drank so much. He wanted more for himself and his children. At UGM, he found hope and a new life.

The Drug Crisis: What’s it got to do with you and me?

Dec 3, 2021 7:57:56 AM

Marketing Director Barb Comito discusses the very human problem behind the drug crisis—what it has to do with homelessness and what it has to do with you and me.

One Man’s Impact: A Tribute to Ken Richter

Nov 24, 2021 9:30:00 AM

How one man impacted the lives of a family of volunteers, showing them what it means to serve homeless men.

Family of Origin and the Family of God

Nov 18, 2021 12:19:45 PM

UGM Volunteer Lynn Yount participated in one of UGM's Recovery courses. The way she viewed herself, her family and the family of God changed.

Former Resident Gives Back: Anita Williams' Story

Nov 10, 2021 9:49:24 AM

Anita stayed at UGM in 1993. 28 years later, she's back and she's providing a valuable resource to women right where she used to be.