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A Look Inside Men’s Recovery

Sep 26, 2019 4:43:48 PM

By Christy Zapata, UGM volunteer 

A key component of the UGM’s approach to fighting homelessness is addiction recovery. The 20-month residential program provides the time and guidance needed for broken people to make real, lasting changes in their lives. Most importantly, they can come to know the Source of the power to make those changes.

Steve Palmer is a counselor in UGM Men’s Recovery.  After ministering overseas in India, Steve and his family came back to the U.S. to help their aging parents.  With a master’s degree in counseling and a heart for people battling addiction, Steve was looking for a position in that field.

Working at UGM allows Steve to help people move out of their addictions and gives him freedom to tie in his love for the Lord and his belief that true recovery involves getting to know Jesus and following His plans for life. “God makes the deepest changes in people’s lives,” Steve says.

God changed me through UGM.

Apr 25, 2019 1:59:36 PM

Phil was sure his meth-fueled home invasion was going to land him in prison. When God gave him a second chance, Phil sought help in UGM recovery.

Profiles in Courage: UGM Edition

Apr 27, 2017 12:00:05 PM

Ongoing recovery is all about celebrating daily successes. UGM's phase promotion recognizes residents' courage and perseverance toward life change.

Healing Homeless Men through Relationship

Feb 16, 2017 10:43:53 AM

Men's Shelter staffer Joe Marsh sees homeless guests as a field ripe for harvest. God is working powerfully in their lives through relationship.

Why is homelessness higher among veterans?

Nov 5, 2013 9:54:00 AM

The Union Gospel Mission cares for the basic needs of homeless veterans while also connecting them to the resources they need to get their lives back on track – counseling, addiction therapy, education and job training.

Americorps Adventure

Oct 4, 2013 1:01:00 PM

The New Paul

Oct 4, 2013 10:13:00 AM

Paul spent more than 30 years in prison, and when he got out, he had no idea how to live.

Dear Beer: A good-bye letter

Sep 18, 2013 3:47:00 PM

Time to grow up

Aug 27, 2013 1:40:00 PM

Back on track

Aug 14, 2013 1:03:00 PM