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

We are bound together by our stories.

The Real Poverty of Relationships

Jun 19, 2019 8:48:23 AM

“I was King of the Park.”

From one point of view, Nicholas Walker had everything you might want: Prestige, respect, and power in his community. Not bad for living on the streets most of his adult life.

But Nicholas grew up in a broken family, the child of addicts. From what he experienced growing up, he learned to hide his real self from others, suppress all of his emotions and cope with pain by using drugs. Gang activity and drug dealing were the best way he could see to survive and have some control over his life.

“I’d never had a chance, you know? I was just doing the best I could with the hand that was dealt.”

It Won’t Be Different This Time

Jun 12, 2019 9:17:15 AM

For some of us who have made progress in our recovery, we're tempted to go back, saying it will be different this time. And it is, until it isn’t.

Cleaning up Homeless Encampments

Jun 5, 2019 11:59:14 AM

The goal of Spokane's new homeless encampment approach is two-sided: to clean up the camps and to provide help to those who need and want it.

3 Ways Student Impact Gives Kids a Family

May 29, 2019 4:12:56 PM

Having a dozen teenagers over 3 nights a week, the Student Impact Center interns know what they're in for. But when you're a family, you do what it takes.

Does Poverty Cause Homelessness?

May 22, 2019 9:06:34 AM

Treating symptoms without correctly identifying the cause can be fatal. If we're going to end homelessness, we have to solve the right problem.

Juvenile Detention: Discovering God as Father

May 16, 2019 10:31:35 AM

She was taken from her drug-addicted mom and put into foster care. She's been on the streets since she was 10. She was scared to relinquish control

Absolutely, Positively the #1 Best Thing at UGM Camp

May 8, 2019 4:05:08 PM

It isn't outdoor games, swimming, river tubing, fishing or archery: The best thing about UGM Camp is relationships.

Silenced by Anxiety, Freed in Recovery

May 2, 2019 3:31:59 PM

Patty’s a self-described alcoholic. But sobriety isn’t what her recovery is all about. It’s about finding a new way to live, to think, to overcome her anxiety.

God changed me through UGM.

Apr 25, 2019 1:59:36 PM

Phil was sure his meth-fueled home invasion was going to land him in prison. When God gave him a second chance, Phil sought help in UGM recovery.

Union Gospel Mission: Our Doors Are Open

Apr 22, 2019 2:01:00 PM

The gospel is integral who we are. Come and see.