Business Partners Get People Back to Work

Posted by Union Gospel Mission Feb 15, 2018 4:33:35 PM

Work is a key ingredient of the process of ending homelessness one person, one family at a time. And while you’ll find current and former residents working throughout the Union Gospel Mission, we know only a handful of the people who come to us for help will get their permanent job at UGM.

So, we depend on more than 100 Business Partners to give our residents the chance to build their skills, confidence and work history to obtain and succeed in real-world employment. And while we firmly believe benefits of Business Partnership go both ways, we’re still extremely grateful to the businesses and organizations – and the supervisors and managers – who give people in recovery the chance they need to get back on their feet and hold a contributing role in society.

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Charity that works

Posted by Phil Altmeyer, Executive Director May 26, 2017 3:09:34 PM

The recent tension between the City of Spokane and Blessings Under the Bridge actually points to a positive bottom line: Spokane is an extremely compassionate city, giving generously to a variety of charities working to care for those on the fringes of our society. I am grateful to live in a community where those who have been blessed freely share what they have with those who are hurting.

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Spokane Barista Academy

Posted by Merrily Brast, Staff Writer May 10, 2016 5:13:26 PM

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

UGM is teaming up with Project Hope and Indaba Coffee to train youth in job readiness – educating them in building a resume, how to get and keep a job, and coffee making skills – an effort called the Spokane Barista Academy.

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No Job, No Home

Posted by ugminlandnorthwest Jun 18, 2014 12:59:00 PM


Talented, Hard-Working and Homeless

By Jordan Longacre, UGM High Impact Volunteer

Not everyone who comes into the Union Gospel Mission has a drug addiction. For Robert Lindstrom, the recession and his employer's bankruptcy were enough to turn him out on the streets. When he turned to UGM for shelter and work, he found much more.

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5 Reasons to Donate Your Vehicle to the Union Gospel Mission

Posted by Barbara Comito, Marketing Director Mar 14, 2014 1:50:00 PM

Reason #1: Shari Griffin

Shari, 50, just finished the first four phases of the LIFE Recovery program at the UGM Center for Women & Children in Coeur d’Alene. In phase 4, she did her business practicum (240 hours of unpaid employment) at the Kootenai Humane Society.

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