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Is Housing the Answer to Homelessness?

Jul 20, 2022 1:16:32 PM

Has America misdiagnosed the problem of homelessness? In her article “Does Poverty Cause Homelessness?” Marchauna Rodgers argues that we have. She says the error is that we've equated it with a lack of resources, or specifically one resource—a home. As a result of that misdiagnosis, she claims, government programs and social services have focused on addressing symptoms rather than root causes.

It’s easy to see how we went astray. It’s right there in the word: home-less-ness. If someone is home-less, it would seem we could rectify that situation by providing the thing s/he is lacking.

Breaking the Generational Cycle TOGETHER

Dec 31, 2020 8:31:56 AM

Mom and daughter, Shilo and Aslan, have made the choice to break their family's cycle of abuse and neglect together.

Honoring Jerry Reese: An Authentic Man

May 13, 2020 10:42:40 AM

Approaching retirement, Men's Recovery director Jerry Reese reminds us that God's healing of the wounds of the heart is where real recovery is found.

Jessie: Hatred Fueled by Trauma & Neglect

Apr 1, 2020 6:14:42 PM

Jessie's violent anger stemmed from a deep sense of neglect and could only be quelled by the profound gospel truth that he is loved by a good God.

Is Housing the Answer to Homelessness?

Jul 10, 2019 12:45:15 PM

Homelessness doesn't begin with a lack of housing. Most of the time, it begins with a lack of healthy relationships.

Long-Term Recovery: The Right Kind of Hungry

Jul 11, 2018 1:48:25 PM

In order to have lifelong recovery, you need to stay hungry for the things that sustain it. The moment you think you've arrived is the moment you're most vulnerable.

Three Portraits of Recovery

Aug 29, 2017 4:37:31 PM

Each person who comes into UGM recovery comes in broken. The program extends the love of Christ and brings his truth to bear on their brokenness.

Recovery: a story of brokenness and healing

Dec 19, 2014 3:34:50 PM

If we wrote our own stories, we'd probably leave out all the pain and suffering, but often, that's where the growth comes in. There is beauty in brokenness and recovery.