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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.

Recovery: The Hardest Work

Aug 29, 2019 4:45:28 PM

Those interested in doing recovery at UGM are told from the outset that it’s the hardest work they’ll ever do, but also the most rewarding.

The Heart of Lifelong Recovery

Aug 15, 2019 1:08:27 PM

5 years is a big milestone in recovery, but fixating on the milestone misses the whole point of recovery: It's for life.

Recovery in the Kitchen

Jul 24, 2019 4:17:17 PM

Dale Fruin is stewarding his kitchen experiences, and life experiences, to encourage people to pursue addiction recovery.

Running on the Road to Recovery

Jun 26, 2019 12:34:00 PM

Running is much more than physical exercise for the residents in UGM Women's Recovery, who are training for a half-marathon in September.

The Real Poverty of Relationships

Jun 19, 2019 8:48:23 AM

Nicholas Walker had prestige, respect, and power. But it was empty without real, loving relationships.

It Won’t Be Different This Time

Jun 12, 2019 9:17:15 AM

For some of us who have made progress in our recovery, we're tempted to go back, saying it will be different this time. And it is, until it isn’t.

Silenced by Anxiety, Freed in Recovery

May 2, 2019 3:31:59 PM

Patty’s a self-described alcoholic. But sobriety isn’t what her recovery is all about. It’s about finding a new way to live, to think, to overcome her anxiety.

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.

Authenticity in Recovery

Apr 10, 2019 11:11:08 AM

Brian had encountered "hypo-Christians" before coming to UGM. Then he found out what genuine Christ-followers are like. By giving his life to Christ, he's being transformed too.