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Toward Better Relief and Development

Oct 22, 2019 10:50:59 AM

Last week, we posted Pastor John Repsold’s explanation of the differences between relief and development when it comes to addressing homelessness. Here are Repsold’s suggestions on practical steps we can take as service providers, decision-makers and community members to practice relief and development effectively in our community.

Love Your Homeless Neighbor

Sep 19, 2019 2:22:05 PM

We must first see and know people, not their condition, if we are to love the poor like God calls us to do.

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.

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.

Why World Homeless Day?

Oct 4, 2017 2:42:02 PM

Homeless people are people first. Adam, Alfred, Bill, Luc, and Marcus are a few examples of the stories you should stop and hear this World Homeless Day.

World Homeless Day 2016

Oct 10, 2016 3:14:23 PM

UGM's Marketing team reflects on going out on World Homeless Day to give coffee, granola bars, and socks and interact with the homeless.

How do you define "home?"

Feb 24, 2016 11:24:28 AM

Home is both a tangible location which we call our own and an intangible state of being that we create by a perception of belonging.

Lose the Label: Damaged Goods

Dec 8, 2015 3:37:15 PM

Sonja saw herself as "damaged goods" and "bad seed." She went through LIFE Recovery, stopped believing lies and started believing the truth.

Lose the Label: Chronically Homeless

Dec 1, 2015 1:23:10 PM

Troy was chronically homeless for 10 years. He came to UGM and gained the skills needed to find employment as well as a relationship with God.

Honoring Those Who Have Fought for Freedom

Nov 10, 2015 3:50:11 PM

For those who have courageously fought for freedom, UGM provides services both in-house and externally.