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

We are bound together by our stories.

Overcoming Obstacles to Fight Homelessness

Feb 13, 2019 1:54:15 PM

Editor's note, July 8, 2019: “The mind of man plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.” - Proverbs 16:9

Illness has forced Jonathan to withdraw from the Ultra Spartan race he intended to run. His disappointment is as great as his energy has been for the cause of UGM. He'll still run a shorter race on July 12, and we're just as grateful for his efforts as if he'd set an Ultra Spartan record. May God's will be done even when He changes our plans!

What in the world do the Union Gospel Mission and an extreme Spartan race have in common? 

Jonathan Bonetti.

Jonathan is a husband and father. He is the Ministry Operations Director for Redemption Spokane, a church on the corner of Division and 2nd Avenue – smack dab in the middle of Spokane’s homeless crisis. He loves UGM, and he’s training for an Ultra Spartan race in Kimberley, British Columbia on July 13. Jonathan wants to use his training and competition to raise awareness and funds for UGM.

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.

A Firm Resolution to Be Softened

Jan 1, 2019 8:30:00 AM

By his grace in 2019, may Jesus save me from forgetfulness, from over-familiarity and presumption upon his grace. May he create in me a firm resolution to pursue a heart after his own, that loves what he loves.

Death and Christmas

Dec 28, 2018 2:56:53 PM

The author reflects on her dad's death at Christmastime and how the proximity of the two events informed and shaped her thoughts on both.

The Five C's of Children's Recovery

Dec 19, 2018 2:28:21 PM

Many children at UGM with their moms have been through chaos, trauma, neglect, abandonment, or even abuse. Here are five things they need in order to heal and restore their relationship with their parents.

Homeless and Nowhere to Be

Dec 11, 2018 2:36:47 PM

Homeless and hopeless, Kari needed a place to be: Be safe, be healthy, be warm, be wanted, be welcome. She found that and so much more at the Center for Women and Children.