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Restoring Children to a Healthy Home

Nov 28, 2018 8:39:00 AM

By JoAnn Zajicek, Director, Center for Women and Children

Not yet two years old, the girl consistently wakes up with night terrors. She’s been in three foster homes since birth. 

An 11-year-old boy stomps down the corridors with clenched fists, barely looking up. When he does, his young eyes are defiant and angry, clearly indicating a distrust of adults. Much of his early life was spent living under a dilapidated bridge and begging money for his mother.

A petite three-year-old, desperately craving attention and security from a father figure, continually runs up to male staff, clutching their trousers in hopes of being swooped into their arms.

These are just a few examples of the children we see at the Union Gospel Mission’s Center for Women and Children. They come from hurting homes. They’re too young to understand, but not too young to be hurt and impacted by the choices of others.

Jessie: A Fully Present Parent

Dec 16, 2016 2:36:37 PM

At the Center for Women and Children, Jessie's getting to the root of her addictions and learning to be the consistent parent Caleb needs her to be.

Camp Reflection: Kids Like Us

Sep 2, 2016 4:57:28 PM

Children who come to UGM Camp are broken just like us and need to be exposed to the love of Christ just like us.

Shelter Life...A Child's Perspective

May 17, 2016 3:39:29 PM

They brush their teeth, do their homework, do chores, and play just like any other kid. The only difference...they're living in a homeless shelter.

Sharing Jesus with Children

Sep 15, 2015 3:22:00 PM

Michaelyn Hodges wanted to be the hands and feet of Jesus to the children at Anna Ogden Hall. Now, she volunteers and shares Jesus' love with them.

LIFE Recovery from a Child's Perspective

Jun 20, 2014 10:22:00 AM

In her recovery graduation speech, Roxanne reflects on the impact on her children.

Addiction: Broken Families Raise Broken Children

Feb 27, 2014 10:18:00 AM

Addiction impact the whole family. Children need recovery, too.