Read what’s happening in the UGM community - residents, staff, volunteers.

We are bound together by our stories.

Working For Eternal Rewards

Sep 10, 2020 12:01:03 PM

Feeding the hungry, sheltering the vulnerable and restoring people into the community through the gospel sounds like very admirable, spiritual work. Here's the thing: Sometimes "spiritual work" requires a lot of labor that doesn’t look very spiritual. But even the most practical members in the UGM family understand that their work has a deeper significance: “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord” (Colossians 3:23, emphasis added).

Pat Bren is one of many UGM staff who see a very practical job as a ministry  opportunity. As the head of housekeeping at UGM’s central campus, he works daily with UGM guests to maintain a safe, healthy environment for residents, volunteers and staff. Every day, he has the chance to come alongside men who desperately need someone to believe in them.

How UGM Does On-the-Job Training

Aug 7, 2019 2:41:06 PM

Work Therapy is an integral part of UGM programs, an opportunity for people to gain confidence and build habits that will help them get and keep a job.

How UGM has changed me

Feb 6, 2019 5:00:15 PM

You can’t spend any amount of time around UGM without being changed by it. As a Volunteer, donor, or employee, partnering with UGM changes us as well as the people we serve. Our lives are being transformed.

Lessons from 10 Years Working With Homeless Men

Nov 2, 2017 2:41:02 PM

Dean Whisler has been on the front lines at the UGM Men's Shelter for 10 years. He shared what it's like to help homeless men on a daily basis.

Working from the heart

May 3, 2017 1:24:16 PM

Being a good worker is still about our hearts, not just our behavior. Our attitude and our obedience honors God when we work faithfully for him.

Employment Helps the Homeless

Jul 27, 2016 10:00:00 AM

One of the ways UGM is working to break the cycle of poverty is through the Employment Ready Program.

A Cook in the Kitchen: Joe Wilson Lands a Job

Nov 26, 2014 12:49:00 PM

Joe Wilson had to get identification in order to move from homeless to employed.

Rescue: From Homeless to Housed and Employed

Jan 7, 2014 12:35:00 PM

UGM helps men and women overcome hurdles to employment and get back to work.