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We Need Each Other: The Cure for Loneliness

Nov 12, 2019 12:58:37 PM

“Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted.” – Psalm 25:16

For decades, Debra was a self-described “functioning drunk,” spending each workday looking forward to her evening drinking. But that was just a symptom of the real problem.

Debra was “painfully lonely” long before she ended up homeless.

“Alcohol didn’t get me here in all actuality, even though it caused me to be extremely lonely… I didn’t know how to get along with people, so instead of having a voice and confronting them about anything at work, I just took off.”

Loneliness and Isolation

Nov 7, 2019 11:24:04 AM

To address homelessness, we must address loneliness through human connection.

Toward Better Relief and Development

Oct 22, 2019 10:50:59 AM

We must develop relief and development systems that stop rewarding behaviors destructive to both homeless people themselves and others. 

Relief vs. Development: Diagnosing Causes

Oct 16, 2019 3:32:54 PM

Relief is not enough. Unless a move from street to housing is accompanied by development of the person, that person will continue to live in poverty.

You are the solution to homelessness.

Oct 9, 2019 2:02:13 PM

While UGM provides food and shelter, our major contribution to the issue of homelessness is extending the love of Jesus Christ. The government can't do that.

We Believe...

Oct 2, 2019 2:42:06 PM

Amid heated debate around the solutions to homelessness, UGM states as clearly as possible who we are, what we believe, and what we’re trying to do.

Love Your Homeless Neighbor

Sep 19, 2019 2:22:05 PM

We must first see and know people, not their condition, if we are to love the poor like God calls us to do.

We're Celebrating Real People Making Real Change.

Sep 4, 2019 3:30:43 PM

UGM's Fall Campaign highlights real people embracing the opportunity for real change.

Is Housing the Answer to Homelessness?

Jul 10, 2019 12:45:15 PM

Homelessness doesn't begin with a lack of housing. Most of the time, it begins with a lack of healthy relationships.

Cleaning up Homeless Encampments

Jun 5, 2019 11:59:14 AM

The goal of Spokane's new homeless encampment approach is two-sided: to clean up the camps and to provide help to those who need and want it.