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

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Mentoring Through Recovery and Relapse

Feb 18, 2021 1:39:08 PM

“I know that no matter what I throw at them, they are going to support me and love me and speak truth into my life.” - Laura, UGM Crisis Shelter

Tom and Debbie Davis are volunteer mentors at UGM’s Crisis Shelter. For a year, they served in the kitchen, led chapel services and provided childcare. That’s where they met Laura, who soon became their first mentee.

"I'm Thankful for My Rocky Past": Thoughts on Gratitude from Shelter Guests

Nov 25, 2020 3:13:24 PM

We asked UGM homeless shelter residents and staff what they were most thankful for.

Bikes and Budget Advice: A UGM Volunteer Feature

Nov 5, 2020 1:44:00 PM

UGM's "Bike Guy" offers friendship and financial advice to men rebuilding their lives.

In Their Words: Two Men Share Their Stories of Recovery

Sep 2, 2020 3:28:56 PM

UGM Men's Shelter residents, Tyler and Mike, shared their stories of recovery at the recent LIFE Recovery phase promotion event.

Women's Recovery: Reflecting the God Who Sees

Jul 23, 2020 1:16:27 PM

UGM's Jana Ross discusses childhood neglect, trauma, and God's pursuit of the damaged heart.

Addiction Recovery: A Healing of the Heart

Jul 16, 2020 10:19:52 AM

As Mike Sholtz moves into the role of Director over Men's Recovery, he shares his heart for helping men heal from childhood trauma

From Victim to Victor: a Story of LIFE Recovery

Jul 9, 2020 12:11:45 PM

2020 LIFE Recovery alum, Amber Fries, was once hooked on codependent relationships. Today, however, she has a new life.

Loved into New Life: Two Stories of Recovery

Jul 1, 2020 4:10:03 PM

2020 LIFE Recovery Alumni, Zach (21) and Stephen (58), were both transformed by God's love during their time at UGM.

Total Surrender: A Requisite for Recovery

Jun 23, 2020 4:35:12 PM

Women's Recovery Alum, Sarah Johnson, was asked to speak at the phase promotion event at Anna Ogden Hall. Her experience surrendering to God's will in recovery can encourage us all.

Honoring Jerry Reese: An Authentic Man

May 13, 2020 10:42:40 AM

Approaching retirement, Men's Recovery director Jerry Reese reminds us that God's healing of the wounds of the heart is where real recovery is found.