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

We are bound together by our stories.

Journey of Faith: Clai's Story

Feb 21, 2020 1:26:25 PM

Clai, who works in the kitchen at the UGM Men’s Shelter, has come to have a deep and dynamic relationship with God. God has placed him in a job in which his faith is being strengthened, his hard-earned culinary skills are being used, and sometimes even to his surprise, he is daily encouraging and ministering to men who have walked through the same kinds of experiences he has gone through. But, like many of the people who become part of the community at UGM, his story began in difficult circumstances. His faith journey is more of a wandering road than a straight path leading to redemption.

Serving with Humility: the Volunteer Case Manager Team

Jan 30, 2020 11:07:42 AM

During an interview with our case managers, I was reminded there is a difference between knowing something because I’ve scrutinized it, and knowing because I've walked alongside people in the midst of it.

Breaking Bread at UGM

Nov 21, 2019 5:11:10 PM

For Bethany, preparing meals at the Union Gospel Mission Crisis Shelter is much more than filling an empty plate; it's a way to show life-changing grace.

Loneliness and Isolation

Nov 7, 2019 11:24:04 AM

To address homelessness, we must address loneliness through human connection.

Recovery in the Kitchen

Jul 24, 2019 4:17:17 PM

Dale Fruin is stewarding his kitchen experiences, and life experiences, to encourage people to pursue addiction recovery.

Food Partners: A Win-Win Relationship

Oct 3, 2018 11:52:16 AM

UGM couldn't serve more than 300,000 meals a year without the grocery stores, restaurants, food service distributors and other commercial partners that donate food every single day. In fact, UGM food partners make it possible to share out of that abundance and feed the hungry across the region.

A Brief History of UGM, Part 1: 1951 to 1987

Aug 16, 2018 3:48:00 PM

The UGM board agreed to buy the original building with only $28 in the treasury, believing that God would provide through his people in Spokane. For the next 66 years and counting, He's come through.

Setting God's Table at a Homeless Shelter

Apr 11, 2018 1:34:13 PM

Matt Cage, kitchen supervisor at the Center for Women and Children in Coeur d’Alene, sees his job as more than just meal planning and cooking – he's feeding the hungry in more ways than one.

5 Ways to Help the Homeless This Holiday Season

Nov 20, 2015 6:00:00 PM

You can brighten the holidays for the homeless - here's how.