UGM's Role in Caring for the Poor

Posted by ugminlandnorthwest Dec 14, 2016 2:25:01 PM

From its inception in 1951, Union Gospel Mission’s purpose has been to break – not perpetuate – the cycle of homelessness.

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Lose the Label: Damaged Goods

Posted by Merrily Brast, Staff Writer Dec 8, 2015 3:37:15 PM

“When you know that you’re bad, you always feel like you’re doing something wrong.”

After meeting her biological parents and realizing her mother and father were both addicts, Sonja believed she was just damaged goods; a bad seed.

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Helping the Homeless: bad news first

Posted by Barbara Comito, Marketing Director Nov 3, 2015 2:52:00 PM

Editor's Note: This blog post was first pubished on December 12, 2013 and has been thoroughly updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness. It's part of a series on Helping the Homeless, and since it's the first in the series, we thought we'd get the bad news out straightaway:

Homelessness Isn't Going Away Any Time Soon

By Barbara Comito

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a 10-step plan by which we could eradicate homelessness? Even if it took 15, 20, 30 years and the cooperation of every agency serving the poor in the Inland Northwest, such a plan would be worth almost any price tag.

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Addiction: Broken Families Raise Broken Children

Posted by ugminlandnorthwest Feb 27, 2014 10:18:00 AM

Recovery Kid-Style

Of the 386 guests staying at UGM's four shelters on a recent evening, 99 of them were children. Not only do these children need safe shelter, food and stability, they need to experience the love and power of the gospel every bit as much as our adult guests.

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