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

We are bound together by our stories.

Pursued and Loved by a Good God

Sep 27, 2018 2:36:56 PM

Matt Lewis has worked with the guests at the Men’s Shelter a little more than a year – first as a resident advisor and now as day desk supervisor. His passion to share God’s love with people who are broken and hopeless is evident in every way, including his answers to our questions about his area of UGM's ministry.

Editor’s note: We decided to switch up our usual Q+A format by putting Matt’s last answer first. We believe his heart shines brightest there and helps explain his passion both for his ministry at UGM and in the whole of his life.


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.

Homelessness: It's About People

Nov 5, 2015 5:30:00 PM

Homelessness isn't a problem to be solved. It's people.

Hopelessness to Homelessness

Oct 30, 2015 4:14:03 PM

UGM Men's Recovery participant David Nicosia's reflection on how his hopelessness led to him becoming homeless.

Homeless, Hopeless, and Alone

Jun 17, 2015 4:52:00 PM

Homeless, hopeless, alone, and addicted to alcohol, Trace Hardin came to UGM and went through LIFE Recovery. Last night, he graduated.

The Struggle for True Identity

Mar 17, 2015 1:07:00 PM

In the conclusion to "The Reason Why," the author continues sharing her story. Searching for identity and worth, she finally finds what she's sought.