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A Look Inside Men’s Recovery

Sep 26, 2019 4:43:48 PM

By Christy Zapata, UGM volunteer 

A key component of the UGM’s approach to fighting homelessness is addiction recovery. The 20-month residential program provides the time and guidance needed for broken people to make real, lasting changes in their lives. Most importantly, they can come to know the Source of the power to make those changes.

Steve Palmer is a counselor in UGM Men’s Recovery.  After ministering overseas in India, Steve and his family came back to the U.S. to help their aging parents.  With a master’s degree in counseling and a heart for people battling addiction, Steve was looking for a position in that field.

Working at UGM allows Steve to help people move out of their addictions and gives him freedom to tie in his love for the Lord and his belief that true recovery involves getting to know Jesus and following His plans for life. “God makes the deepest changes in people’s lives,” Steve says.

The Heart of Lifelong Recovery

Aug 15, 2019 1:08:27 PM

5 years is a big milestone in recovery, but fixating on the milestone misses the whole point of recovery: It's for life.

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.

Make His Path Straight

Mar 27, 2019 4:52:20 PM

Robert is a new man. Hearing the gospel at UGM, his relationship with God has changed. His view of himself has changed, and his attitude toward other people has changed.

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.

Following His Lead: Kristen

Aug 5, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Kristen grew up feeling weak and powerless. Today, as an assistant manager at the downtown UGM Thrift Store, she's become a leader.

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.