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

We are bound together by our stories.

Working For Eternal Rewards

Sep 10, 2020 12:01:03 PM

Feeding the hungry, sheltering the vulnerable and restoring people into the community through the gospel sounds like very admirable, spiritual work. Here's the thing: Sometimes "spiritual work" requires a lot of labor that doesn’t look very spiritual. But even the most practical members in the UGM family understand that their work has a deeper significance: “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord” (Colossians 3:23, emphasis added).

Pat Bren is one of many UGM staff who see a very practical job as a ministry  opportunity. As the head of housekeeping at UGM’s central campus, he works daily with UGM guests to maintain a safe, healthy environment for residents, volunteers and staff. Every day, he has the chance to come alongside men who desperately need someone to believe in them.

How UGM Does On-the-Job Training

Aug 7, 2019 2:41:06 PM

Work Therapy is an integral part of UGM programs, an opportunity for people to gain confidence and build habits that will help them get and keep a job.

Union Gospel Mission: Our Doors Are Open

Apr 22, 2019 2:01:00 PM

The gospel is integral who we are. Come and see.

Business Partners Get People Back to Work

Feb 15, 2018 4:33:35 PM

The partnership of businesses and organizations throughout the Inland Northwest is indispensable in getting residents at Union Gospel Mission back to work.

Lessons from 10 Years Working With Homeless Men

Nov 2, 2017 2:41:02 PM

Dean Whisler has been on the front lines at the UGM Men's Shelter for 10 years. He shared what it's like to help homeless men on a daily basis.

Charity that works

May 26, 2017 3:09:34 PM

Our community is generous: UGM and other charities must be accountable to them not just for the temporary relief of suffering but for long-term change.

Spokane Barista Academy

May 10, 2016 5:13:26 PM

Turns out, coffee may just empower at-risk youth to avoid the cycle of poverty, homelessness, and addiction.

A Lasting Legacy of Vocational Education

Oct 23, 2015 9:29:40 AM

On October 20, UGM held an open house and dedication for the new DeRuwe Center that gives men educational and vocational opportunities.

No Job, No Home

Jun 18, 2014 12:59:00 PM

After he lost his job and his wife, Robert needed help getting back on his feet. At UGM, he went from homeless to employed and housed.

5 Reasons to Donate Your Vehicle to the Union Gospel Mission

Mar 14, 2014 1:50:00 PM

When you donate your car to Union Gospel Mission, you are helping the homeless and providing job training.