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Dusty's Second Chance

Dec 4, 2019 3:45:07 PM

By Lynn Yount, UGM volunteer

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At the UGM Thrift Store in Spokane Valley, you'll find more than bargains on high-quality clothing and housewares. You'll find the friendly faces of people who are thankful for the chance to do honest work. Dusty is one of those people.

After a 14-year struggle with drug addiction, Dusty's best intentions to get off drugs and earn a living weren't going to get far without a little help. "I had to apply for so many jobs ... I had to mark that I was a felon, so when you have a huge stack of applicants, why would you pick this one? I just needed a chance. I just needed them to meet me. I just needed to convince them that I could do this, and the UGM did that for me."

We Need Each Other: The Cure for Loneliness

Nov 12, 2019 12:58:37 PM

Debra was painfully lonely long before she ended up homeless. Alcohol covered the pain...for a while.

Thanking God for Real Change

Oct 30, 2019 4:15:21 PM

Christians can know who they're thanking for every good and perfect gift. Here are a few of the things I'm thankful for at UGM.

We Believe...

Oct 2, 2019 2:42:06 PM

Amid heated debate around the solutions to homelessness, UGM states as clearly as possible who we are, what we believe, and what we’re trying to do.

We're Celebrating Real People Making Real Change.

Sep 4, 2019 3:30:43 PM

UGM's Fall Campaign highlights real people embracing the opportunity for real change.