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

We are bound together by our stories.

Breaking the Generational Cycle TOGETHER

Dec 31, 2020 8:31:56 AM

Stories of family dysfunction, neglect and abuse come to our doors every day. Many people are caught in generational cycles of sin and suffering, from which they don't know how to escape. 

Renewing Her Mind

Mar 13, 2019 9:29:42 AM

Nikki didn’t change overnight. It has been 18 months of hard work, but she has seen continual, steady growth as she surrenders, waits on God, and invites the Holy Spirit to renew her mind through reading his Word.

Beyond Sobriety to Life Transformation

Mar 6, 2019 11:50:15 AM

Life transformation must start from the inside. Sobriety, stable relationships and health are natural outgrowth of transformation, but it is much more than changes in behavior.

Partner Profiles: Volunteer Jenny Gasperino

Jan 17, 2019 9:08:05 AM

Jenny volunteers at the Crisis Shelter guest services desk. She is a loving, welcoming presence for women and children who come to UGM scared and vulnerable.

The Five C's of Children's Recovery

Dec 19, 2018 2:28:21 PM

Many children at UGM with their moms have been through chaos, trauma, neglect, abandonment, or even abuse. Here are five things they need in order to heal and restore their relationship with their parents.

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.

A Long, Uphill Path for Moms in Recovery

Dec 5, 2018 12:24:56 PM

Moms who enter the UGM Recovery program at Anna Ogden Hall often have open cases with Child Protective Services. Staff like Kamee help them navigate all the requirements and successfully reunite with their children.

Restoring Children to a Healthy Home

Nov 28, 2018 8:39:00 AM

"How do I parent when I wasn’t parented well myself?" Director JoAnn Zajicek explains the challenges faced by moms in recovery 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.

House Mom to the Homeless and Broken

Nov 8, 2018 3:22:37 PM

Meet Teria Kelley, the "House Mom with 70 Kids." She's Resident Services Coordinator at the Center for Women and Children, which helps women and families break cycles of homelessness, abuse and addiction.