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We are bound together by our stories.

Jessie: Hatred Fueled by Trauma & Neglect

Apr 1, 2020 6:14:42 PM

Jessie hated homeless people.

“I despised anyone who was living off the system. I blamed them for my life being hard. In a drunken rage, I threw beer cans and even kicked them. I thought I was better than them.”

Once Jessie flew into a rage because the man in front of him in the grocery checkout line was buying Cheetos and Red Bull with his EBT card (food stamps). “I chased him out of the store, chased him all the way to his car. I’m beating on his window trying to drag him out of his car to fight him…with my girlfriend and my son in the car behind him.”

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.