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

We are bound together by our stories.

Love Your Homeless Neighbor

Sep 19, 2019 2:22:05 PM

“If we are to love our neighbors, before doing anything else we must see our neighbors. With our imagination as well as our eyes, that is to say like artists, we must see not just their faces but the life behind and within their faces.” – Frederick Buechner

Does Poverty Cause Homelessness?

May 22, 2019 9:06:34 AM

Treating symptoms without correctly identifying the cause can be fatal. If we're going to end homelessness, we have to solve the right problem.

Hospitality to Strangers

Feb 27, 2019 9:54:00 AM

As a result of their own suffering, Kris and Patti have highly sensitive radar to people in need. They are all about encouragement.

Homeless and Nowhere to Be

Dec 11, 2018 2:36:47 PM

Homeless and hopeless, Kari needed a place to be: Be safe, be healthy, be warm, be wanted, be welcome. She found that and so much more at the Center for Women and Children.

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.

Five Tips from a Used Car Salesman

Oct 31, 2018 1:18:47 PM

Caleb isn't your typical used car salesman. He knows his job isn’t to make the sale for its own sake: “Telling customers about UGM and our heart for the homeless and reaching others for Christ really helps to keep our mission at the forefront of my mind.”

What Homeless People Want You to Know

Oct 9, 2018 4:48:05 PM

This World Homeless Day, we're turning the blog over to UGM residents to explain what homeless people experience and what they need most.

Pursued and Loved by a Good God

Sep 27, 2018 2:36:56 PM

Matt Lewis works in a homeless shelter because he loves to be with people who appear broken, hopeless or weak. He relishes the chance to share the power and hope of our identity in Christ and watch God's love transform others for his Kingdom.

No Gray Areas: Inside the Payroll Office

Aug 29, 2018 11:24:29 AM

Anne Graves’ working world is black and white. When it comes to doing things right, she draws a hard line, but it's only because she cares deeply about UGM's mission.

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.