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What I learned from my homeless guests

Mar 11, 2020 4:51:56 PM

Last fall, just before Thanksgiving, a couple acquaintances of mine were on the verge of homelessness. It was crazy timing. They didn’t know each other. One of them I hadn’t seen in 30 years. Our only connection was Facebook. She had been somewhat transient—living with friends or family, house-sitting/pet-sitting, staying in a shelter—for years. Everything she owned fit in the backseat of her car. The other was a more recent friend who had gone through a series of job losses. She had made really good money at one time and had a storage unit full of belongings. They had lived very different lives, but they also shared some commonalities: they are both divorced; they both have one child; they are both in their sixties; and they both were being asked to leave their current living situations with nowhere else to go. They were both in a jam, and I offered them a place to stay.

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.

Working Where God is at Work

Aug 2, 2018 11:34:08 AM

For more than 20 years, Dean Bitz, director of operations, has overseen the support departments that undergird the ministries of the Union Gospel Mission. But there's a lot that you still may not know about him.

UGM Core Value: Total Accountability

Jan 18, 2017 10:29:18 AM

Total accountability is a high priority for Union Gospel Mission. We don't want to hide in a corner. We want to open the doors wide and invite feedback.

The Blog Post You Don’t Want to Read

Jan 10, 2017 4:40:00 PM

Total Accountability is a necessary and healthy part of recovery. When it's done right, it's also a beautiful element of the Christian life.

What Is a "Grace-Based" Environment?

Mar 29, 2016 4:28:08 PM

Grace isn't simply "letting people off the hook." Jesus helps us understand how He heals us and what grace actually is in the healing process.

Keeping good company

Jan 22, 2016 1:36:01 PM

Charlie's addiction burnt bridges in his relationships. But now, he's found the importance of relationships that offer support and accountability.

Sin's contribution to homelessness

Jul 29, 2014 9:34:00 AM

UGM Crisis Shelter Director explains the necessity of holding homeless people accountable.