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

We are bound together by our stories.

Recovery Changes People.

Jan 24, 2019 2:33:07 PM

...and not always just the people you think. 

“In the interviewing process for potential staff, I always communicate that if they choose to accept employment at the Union Gospel Mission, the person who will grow and change the most will most likely be them” – JoAnn Zajicek, Director, UGM Center for Women & Children.

Linda Cook, Community Engagement Coordinator for the UGM Center in Coeur d’Alene, has an ambitious goal: “enrich the life of everyone in the community who partners with us.” Linda is convinced that UGM doesn’t just change the residents. It changes everyone who takes the time to engage.

Partner Profiles: Volunteer Jenny Gasperino

Jan 17, 2019 9:08:05 AM

Jenny volunteers at the Crisis Shelter guest services desk. She is a loving, welcoming presence for women and children who come to UGM scared and vulnerable.

Feeding the Hungry: Behind the Scenes

Feb 27, 2018 1:50:34 PM

Anna receives millions of dollars in food donations to UGM every year, but her favorite part is giving it to others. "It is a blessing for us to give food away and see the joy on the people’s faces who will share God’s bounty."

What You Have to Offer a Homeless Person: Acceptance

Feb 21, 2018 2:19:45 PM

Everyone has something to offer a homeless person. Your expressions of acceptance and interest can help reprogram the way someone interacts with the world.

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.

Church Partnership: Sun City Church

Jan 31, 2018 11:05:09 AM

Service, generosity, relationship - we couldn’t have found a better example of a UGM church partner than Sun City Church.

Howdy, Partners: Why We Keep Using That Word

Jan 24, 2018 3:47:10 PM

Partnering, partnership, partner. As a noun, a verb, an adjective – it’s everywhere. You may wonder why UGM uses that word so much. What do we mean by it?

5 Ways Businesses Can Partner with UGM

Nov 18, 2016 3:18:35 PM

What difference can local businesses make in the charitable arena? Here are 5 ways businesses have partnered with UGM to help the homeless.

What Can Prayer Do in the Face of So Much Pain?

Aug 11, 2016 2:12:54 PM

How does one pray for the homeless? What can prayer accomplish for someone who has no resources? What will prayer achieve for the addict?

5 Reasons to Volunteer at UGM

May 8, 2015 11:41:00 AM

We have each been given a unique set of gifts. Here are five reasons to utilize your gifts by partnering with UGM. We could not do all we do without our amazing volunteers!