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Make His Path Straight

Mar 27, 2019 4:52:20 PM

Robert Kollenborn, 56, walked out of Geiger Correctional Facility on September 17, 2017, and walked straight to the Union Gospel Mission Men’s Shelter. 8.5 miles.

“I didn’t stop because I was afraid my legs would start to cramp up.”

He needed to get here because he had nowhere else to go. He had burned every bridge.

Have you ever noticed how many passages there are in Scripture about paths?

Katie: One Mom's Journey of Restoration

Dec 27, 2016 11:57:09 AM

Katie is doing the hard work to become the mom she knows her children deserve.

One Veteran's Journey to a Homeless Shelter

Nov 11, 2016 4:27:42 PM

Military service ran in Ben’s family. Growing up, he planned to follow suit. But first, he wanted to let loose. That's when his alcohol problem began.

The Journey toward Recovery

Sep 14, 2016 5:05:03 PM

Recently, five men completed the UGM LIFE Recovery program. They shared their journeys at the celebration for their completion.

Comforting with the Comfort She Received

Aug 24, 2016 5:11:58 PM

Looking at Kat today, you might not guess she was a guest at the Crisis Shelter less than three years ago.

The Fatal Attraction of Addiction

Jul 20, 2016 3:16:18 PM

Addiction is serious – one of the most, if not the most, dangerous path a person can be treading. And it's not easy to overcome.

What Is Sexual Addiction?

Feb 9, 2016 4:48:21 PM

There's a phenomenon taking our culture by storm: Fantasy football, soccer, relationships, and … fantasy sex. Sexual addiction is becoming more prevalent.

Addiction Firsthand

Feb 5, 2016 11:14:19 AM

Before UGM, I was going nowhere good. I was stuck. I was lonely. I had given up on myself and the world. I didn't see that I had any kind of future.

Lose the Label: Powerless

Jan 29, 2016 3:05:37 PM

JR was the product of a generational cycle of addiction until she decided to do the hard work and go through recovery. Now, she's breaking the cycle.

Lose the Label: Addict

Jan 16, 2016 8:51:32 AM

“Addict” is like a bright red, sticky label that obscures the person behind it. It’s as though nothing else about the person matters.