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We are bound together by our stories.

UGM Crisis Shelter: A Safe Haven for Women

Oct 14, 2021 11:17:50 AM

Written by Heather Pollock, UGM Women’s Recovery alumna and Crisis Shelter employee. 

Stories. Everyone has one. My story with Union Gospel Mission begins seven years ago, when I was broken, lost, alone and desperate. I had just checked out of a mental health facility and had nowhere to go. 

First Steps to Real Change

Aug 5, 2021 11:18:48 AM

First Steps classes prepare women for entry to UGM Recovery Programs. Meet the woman who heads the program in Spokane.

High-Impact Kids: Not Too Young to Make a Difference

Jun 10, 2021 12:07:35 PM

Anneke and Catcher love volunteering in childcare at the UGM Crisis Shelter because they can see how greatly their love and attention impacts kids in crisis.

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.

Partner Profiles: Volunteer Jenny Gasperino

Jan 17, 2019 9:08:05 AM

Jenny volunteers at the Crisis Shelter guest services desk. She is a loving, welcoming presence for women and children who come to UGM scared and vulnerable.

Trauma, Time, Trust: Helping Homeless Women

Nov 21, 2018 11:30:05 AM

The emotional and psychological scars are not immediately visible, but they're just as real as the bruises. Helping homeless women and children takes time, consistent love and support, a commitment to building trust.

From Homeless to Hope Fountain

Oct 18, 2018 2:46:55 PM

Kimmi (Halbrook) Lane arrived at the UGM Crisis Shelter nine years ago as a guest. Little did she know it was the beginning of a journey that would lead her to help homeless women here at UGM.

Homeless, Hopeless, Loved

Sep 19, 2018 4:05:07 PM

When Amber lost custody of her daughters, she ended up hopeless and homeless. When she finally came to the Crisis Shelter, she found the love and encouragement she needed to reunite her family.

A Brief History of UGM, Part 2: 1987 to Present

Aug 23, 2018 4:42:50 PM

God has been faithful to grow the Union Gospel Mission to meet growing needs over more than six decades and counting.

Dyann escaped domestic violence but had nowhere to go

Apr 4, 2018 12:45:26 PM

Healing from abuse started with finding a safe place to sleep and food to eat. But Dyann found much, much more at the Crisis Shelter.