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

We are bound together by our stories.

Is Housing the Answer to Homelessness?

Jul 20, 2022 1:16:32 PM

Has America misdiagnosed the problem of homelessness? In her article “Does Poverty Cause Homelessness?” Marchauna Rodgers argues that we have. She says the error is that we've equated it with a lack of resources, or specifically one resource—a home. As a result of that misdiagnosis, she claims, government programs and social services have focused on addressing symptoms rather than root causes.

It’s easy to see how we went astray. It’s right there in the word: home-less-ness. If someone is home-less, it would seem we could rectify that situation by providing the thing s/he is lacking.

Young Fatherhood, Pain and Recovery: Eric’s Story

Dec 9, 2021 12:08:20 PM

Eric didn't know why he felt empty, lonely and hopeless. And he didn't know why he drank so much. He wanted more for himself and his children. At UGM, he found hope and a new life.

Is Housing the Answer to Homelessness?

Jul 10, 2019 12:45:15 PM

Homelessness doesn't begin with a lack of housing. Most of the time, it begins with a lack of healthy relationships.

3 Ways Student Impact Gives Kids a Family

May 29, 2019 4:12:56 PM

Having a dozen teenagers over 3 nights a week, the Student Impact Center interns know what they're in for. But when you're a family, you do what it takes.

Family Breakdown: Restoring a Damaged Masterpiece

Nov 14, 2018 4:43:09 PM

God's design for family is perfect. But our families aren't. Pastor Sonny talks about why family is so important and how we can help our residents experiencing the consequences of family breakdown.

Elizabeth: Conformity vs. Transformation

Dec 2, 2016 12:50:29 PM

In recovery at UGM, Elizabeth not only got her daughter back but found what she desperately needed: security in her own identity as a person and a parent.

It Started at UGM Camp

May 13, 2016 4:31:14 PM

UGM Camp was a beginning for Zola. There she accepted to Christ and met the Nelsons who've had a special, lasting relationship with her.

Keeping good company

Jan 22, 2016 1:36:01 PM

Charlie's addiction burnt bridges in his relationships. But now, he's found the importance of relationships that offer support and accountability.

What I Know

Dec 11, 2015 12:13:25 PM

After 30 years of ministry at Union Gospel Mission, Executive Director Phil Altmeyer has leaned much about people, homelessness, relationships, and more.

Reunited: Mother and Daughter Recover Together

Apr 22, 2015 5:10:00 PM

Mother and daughter, Darlene and Nicki were recently reunited after alcoholism drove Nicki away from her mom.