Lessons from 10 Years Working With Homeless Men

Posted by ugminlandnorthwest Nov 2, 2017 2:41:02 PM

The inimitable Dean Whisler just marked 10 years working at the UGM Men’s Shelter, where he’s now the Social Services Manager. We asked him a few questions about what his world is like.

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A Lasting Legacy of Vocational Education

Posted by ugminlandnorthwest Oct 23, 2015 9:29:40 AM

On Tuesday, October 20, UGM held an open house and dedication for the new DeRuwe Center, an annex to the Men’s Shelter and administration building. The new building houses an expanded Vocational Education Center, 17 offices, a fully equipped video and audio recording studio, four classrooms and a large multi-purpose room.

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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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