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

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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.”

We Need Each Other: The Cure for Loneliness

Nov 12, 2019 12:58:37 PM

Debra was painfully lonely long before she ended up homeless. Alcohol covered the pain...for a while.

Recovery: Facing Anger at God

Jun 20, 2018 10:25:37 AM

Justin was angry - family breakup and homelessness as a child left him with low self-worth, depression, suicidal thoughts and drug addiction. Through LIFE Recovery, Justin reclaimed his identity, found his purpose and uses his experiences to help others.

From Anger to Depression to Attempted Suicide

Feb 20, 2015 10:28:43 AM

Kristi Sales struggled with anger, depression, and addiction. But God caught her attention after she overdosed and woke up in the hospital.