Jessie: A Fully Present Parent

Posted by Lynn Yount, Staff Writer Dec 16, 2016 2:36:37 PM

Jessie’s 23-year drug and alcohol addiction had already cost her a son and a daughter, taken from her as babies. But she had managed to hang on to 2-year-old Caleb amid the chaos that was her life.

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UGM Core Value: God-dependence

Posted by ugminlandnorthwest Sep 28, 2016 4:31:53 PM

By JoAnn Zajicek, Director at the Center for Women and Children

During monthly staff meetings at UGM's Center for Women and Children, team members each take a turn leading a devotion inspired by one of the Mission's ten core values.  Our values range from God-dependence to being good stewards of the Lord's resources.

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Uncommon Care: Part Two

Posted by Lynn Yount, Staff Writer Apr 29, 2016 4:10:30 PM

The second part of an interview with Susan Pray, Administrative Assistant at the Center for Women and Children. You can read the first part of her interview, here

Lynn: What biblical character do you think you'd most want to sit down and have a conversation with?

Susan: From the Old Testament, I would want to sit down with Esther and just ask her how that was: being in that time and in that place and that situation, stepping up to what the Lord called her to.

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Passing on Encouragement

Posted by ugminlandnorthwest Feb 26, 2016 12:31:44 PM

Prior to entering into recovery at UGM, men and women undergo “pre-phase,” an evaluation time and trial period to discover whether LIFE Recovery is a good fit. This pre-phase period can be difficult as the men and women are often still experiencing withdrawal symptoms and adjusting to a different lifestyle, as well as routine.

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Providing Hope (and Fun) for Women and Children

Posted by Merrily Brast, Staff Writer Jan 7, 2016 5:16:42 PM

Jack Kendrick has a huge heart for helping those in need.

Following his wife’s death and a cancer diagnosis, he experienced hopelessness in life. A divine encounter restored his hope, and now, he sets out to give homeless women and children hope, too.

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Books Bless the Center for Women and Children

Posted by ugminlandnorthwest Jun 5, 2015 3:52:05 PM

The UGM Center for Women and Children in Coeur d’Alene was recently the beneficiary of 1,400 books, the culmination of the Eagle Scout project of a local teenager, Nicholas Olmo.  

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Leadership and Community Engagement

Posted by ugminlandnorthwest May 22, 2015 3:38:00 PM

In this second part of an interview with Debi Pauletto, Debi describes her history at UGM and looks forward to the future. But first, Executive Director Phil Altmeyer shares some thoughts about Debi.

After 16 years of investment, Debi has left her stamp on UGM. 

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Engaging the Community to Help Women and Children

Posted by ugminlandnorthwest May 20, 2015 5:10:05 PM

This week, we are celebrating Debi Pauletto, the community relations coordinator at the Center for Women and Children. Debi has worked at UGM for 16 years and has played a crucial role in reaching homeless women and children in the Inland Northwest. On Friday, she retires.

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