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An Offering of Oil: When God Asks Imperfect People to Serve Imperfect People

Jul 22, 2021 1:39:22 PM

Written by Lauren McCrea, Volunteer Mentor, UGM Center for Women & Children 

I just thought I was going in to buy a new pair of running shoes, but God had a divine appointment scheduled for me with Kym from Fleet Feet in Coeur d’Alene.

Voices of Recovery: Beverly’s Testimony

Jun 24, 2021 9:42:01 AM

Beverly's life was defined by abandonment, until she found healing and recovery at Union Gospel Mission.

Failure Is Not the End of Recovery

May 13, 2021 2:52:09 PM

Vickie finished the LIFE Recovery program, but didn't succeed at staying off drugs. Her failure wasn't the end of her recovery journey, though. It was a turning point.

Ending Self-Destruction: Sarah’s Story

Apr 22, 2021 2:44:59 PM

Before entering UGM Recovery, Sarah had been trapped in a destructive lifestyle for over ten years. Her wakeup call was when her middle child was taken by CPS.

Dusty's Second Chance

Dec 4, 2019 3:45:07 PM

After a 14-year struggle with drug addiction, Dusty's attempts to get off drugs and earn a living were falling flat. Now, she has a job, a life and hope.

Running on the Road to Recovery

Jun 26, 2019 12:34:00 PM

Running is much more than physical exercise for the residents in UGM Women's Recovery, who are training for a half-marathon in September.

Renewing Her Mind

Mar 13, 2019 9:29:42 AM

Nikki didn’t change overnight. It has been 18 months of hard work, but she has seen continual, steady growth as she surrenders, waits on God, and invites the Holy Spirit to renew her mind through reading his Word.

Beyond Sobriety to Life Transformation

Mar 6, 2019 11:50:15 AM

Life transformation must start from the inside. Sobriety, stable relationships and health are natural outgrowth of transformation, but it is much more than changes in behavior.

Homeless and Nowhere to Be

Dec 11, 2018 2:36:47 PM

Homeless and hopeless, Kari needed a place to be: Be safe, be healthy, be warm, be wanted, be welcome. She found that and so much more at the Center for Women and Children.

Restoring Children to a Healthy Home

Nov 28, 2018 8:39:00 AM

"How do I parent when I wasn’t parented well myself?" Director JoAnn Zajicek explains the challenges faced by moms in recovery at the Center for Women and Children.