He had the jobs, made the money, wore the nice clothes, had the stuff, but Eric Samuels never quite felt good enough.
“I was striving to do good all the time, and that’s how I was gonna get approval.”Read More >
Hopefully, you're seeing new billboards going up around Spokane and Kootenai County similar to the ones we put up last fall.
Our “Lose the Label” campaign is an effort to transfer our attention from outward appearances to the individuals behind those labels.Read More >
By Barbara Comito, Director of Marketing & Communications
“All this time, I thought being an alcoholic was being Native American.
“We were always called ‘drunken Indians,’ always labeled alcoholics.
“I was told I was going to be an alcoholic because I was Native American, because it was a generational curse or just in my blood, a cultural thing… I thought it was inevitable.”Read More >
By Merrily Brast, UGM Staff Writer
There was a time when Chris Turner had his life together. He kept out of trouble and was confident in his career.
Then he got laid off. And a chain reaction was set in motion. “I just kind of gave up hope. I spiraled completely out of control.” Chris started using drugs, then selling them, and got in trouble with the law.
Facing charges in Boise and Spokane for grand theft and possession of a stolen vehicle, Chris' lifestyle caught up with him.Read More >
By Ryan Brown, Youth Outreach Director
Every Wednesday and Sunday there’s a particular group of young people who gather to hear and discuss the word of God, share stories, ask questions and pray. One might think that this would be happening at church - but it's not. It’s happening in jail.Read More >
Troy is a likable guy with a quick smile. He learned and remembered my name the first time I met him, and ever since then, if I pass him – even if I’m halfway across the parking lot – he never fails to greet me. He has a gift for making people feel like they really matter.Read More >