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

We are bound together by our stories.

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

Aug 6, 2020 1:41:11 PM

Car shopping along E Sprague Ave. in Spokane Valley can feel like running a gauntlet of clambering salespeople, flashy marketing ploys, and banners promising deals that always have a catch, but there’s one used car lot in the middle of it all where your experience is guaranteed to be different. 

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.

Shelter Life...A Child's Perspective

May 17, 2016 3:39:29 PM

They brush their teeth, do their homework, do chores, and play just like any other kid. The only difference...they're living in a homeless shelter.

A Front Row Seat to Holiness

Dec 2, 2014 6:01:00 PM

Prepare for Advent by contemplating Christ's work among the homeless today.

A Whole-Person Approach to Breaking the Cycle

Jan 28, 2014 5:36:00 PM

Through Kimmi's story, learn how UGM addresses the underlying causes of homelessness - physically, emotionally, and spiritually.