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How the Gospel Brings Us Home

Apr 20, 2022 9:04:56 AM

Guest post by UGM Aftercare Coordinator Dennis Roach 

A mythical story contains elements of fantasy and reality, a blend that sometimes pushes us to a place of truthfulness about self, this world and God. One such story involves a turtle that woke up one day to find himself in a desert.

Facing the Nightmare of Childhood Trauma and Building a New Life: Krystal’s Story

Dec 16, 2021 12:30:16 PM

Krystal's childhood was horrific. As an adult, she chose toxic relationships and addiction, not knowing how else to cope. Ultimately, she chose to accept help at UGM.

Inside the UGM Crisis Shelter: A Volunteer's Perspective

Dec 3, 2020 2:31:33 PM

As a volunteer, Margene has provided case management and chapel services, organized work days, and has even attended a resident's labor and delivery.

"You Broke Down Our Biases": Nursing Students Share Experience at UGM Men's Shelter

Nov 12, 2020 2:29:38 PM

"We came here to learn how nurses can contribute to the community, but we are shocked at how much more we learned..."

A Lot of Love: How a Used Car Dealership Provides Homeless Services

Aug 6, 2020 1:41:11 PM

UGM Motors General Manager Jim Stroh puts service at the forefront as he leads a team to restore donated vehicles and generate income for UGM’s homeless services.

Safety is the First Step to Recovery

May 28, 2020 3:12:18 PM

As an addict, Joey Reyes knew he needed a clean and sober place to stay in order to be safe, even if that meant staying at a homeless shelter.

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.

From Homeless to Hope Fountain

Oct 18, 2018 2:46:55 PM

Kimmi (Halbrook) Lane arrived at the UGM Crisis Shelter nine years ago as a guest. Little did she know it was the beginning of a journey that would lead her to help homeless women here at UGM.

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.

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.