Read what’s happening in the UGM community - residents, staff, volunteers.

We are bound together by our stories.

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.

“I moved to Arizona and I started playing with some guys in a band. I was looking for crazy and I got it. It was partying every night, then dragging to work after three hours of sleep. It was fun in the beginning, but it just kinda got old.”

Terminal Uniqueness

Oct 13, 2016 12:13:06 PM

I was told that I had a drinking problem, and rather than accept this prognosis, I decided to show those around me that I was different than other alcoholics.

Lose the Label: "Drunken Indian"

Jul 7, 2016 1:18:58 PM

“All this time, I thought being an alcoholic was being Native American." Surely being an alcoholic wasn’t inevitable for Michael Healy.

Homeless, Hopeless, and Alone

Jun 17, 2015 4:52:00 PM

Homeless, hopeless, alone, and addicted to alcohol, Trace Hardin came to UGM and went through LIFE Recovery. Last night, he graduated.

The Alcohol Escape

Jun 12, 2015 4:32:00 PM

Julie used alcohol to run from her grief, until she came to UGM and recovered from the pain of her past.

Recovering from a Broken Heart

Jun 10, 2015 5:04:00 PM

Jill Foss became an alcoholic after receiving two devastating blows. Now, having faced her broken heart, she will graduate from UGM LIFE Recovery.