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

We are bound together by our stories.

From Homeless to Hope Fountain

Oct 18, 2018 2:46:55 PM

Kimmi (Halbrook) Lane arrived at the UGM Crisis Shelter nine and a half years ago as a guest. Little did she know it was the beginning of a journey that would lead her to work with women in crisis right here at UGM. Kimmi is the administrative assistant at the Crisis Shelter, but she wears too many hats there to put them all in her job title.

You can read the first part of Kimmi’s story here. This time around, we asked her a few questions about working at the Crisis Shelter from her unique perspective.

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.

Youth and the Future of Ministry

May 31, 2018 12:53:05 PM

UGM Youth Outreach is serving youth today with hope of a bright future while also raising up the next generation of leaders to help walk them into that future.

Christmas: The Power of God with Us

Dec 13, 2017 11:52:57 AM

At Christmas, remember Immanuel means God with us. God with frail, broken humans. God with anyone crying out to him. God with you. God with me. God with Enid.

Katie: One Mom's Journey of Restoration

Dec 27, 2016 11:57:09 AM

Katie is doing the hard work to become the mom she knows her children deserve.

Jessie: A Fully Present Parent

Dec 16, 2016 2:36:37 PM

At the Center for Women and Children, Jessie's getting to the root of her addictions and learning to be the consistent parent Caleb needs her to be.

A Better Home for Women and Children in Crisis

Aug 3, 2016 11:17:17 AM

Truth is, the face of homelessness is changing. UGM has seen firsthand a rise in the number of women and children coming through our doors.

Engaging the Community to Help Women and Children

May 20, 2015 5:10:05 PM

UGM Staff Debi Pauletto answers questions about homeless women and children, raising awareness, and getting the community involved.

Relapse as Part of Recovery

Oct 29, 2014 9:31:00 AM

UGM resident Darlene writes about her journey of relapse and ongoing recovery.

Addicted to Men

Sep 26, 2014 3:24:00 PM

Amanda, a victim of domestic violence, explains the difficulty of recovering from being addicted to men.