Healing Homeless Men through Relationship

Posted by Lynn Yount, Staff Writer Feb 16, 2017 10:43:53 AM

When Joe Marsh came in for a job interview, it was his first time inside the Union Gospel Mission.

Looking across the common area, the Men’s Shelter director asked Joe what he saw.

“I was looking at a lot of men who were battling depression or just being lost. No glimmer in their eye; they’re just existing. It just tore my heart.”

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Coming Together to Find Balance

Posted by ugminlandnorthwest Jul 22, 2016 2:00:14 PM

At UGM Camp, kids have an opportunity to simply be kids . But they also learn the importance of coming together and building relationships in order to find balance in a chaotic world.  

Here's UGM Youth Outreach Director Ryan Brown talking about how some of the campers recently came to this realization unexpectedly in the midst of a camp activity - whale's back (pictured below).

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Lose the Label: Tweaker

Posted by Merrily Brast, Staff Writer Apr 1, 2016 4:50:57 PM

“The drug was my god. It consumed my mind, nothing else mattered.”

Jeff LeBlanc was heavy into meth for many years, self-described as “the tweaker of tweakers.”

“I was completely hollow. I was mad at everybody. I hated everybody. I hated myself.”

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Relationships: the Problem and the Cure

Posted by ugminlandnorthwest Apr 10, 2015 12:53:25 PM

In the second part of this series on relationship addiction, UGM LIFE Recovery Counselor Yvonne Wilhelm answers questions about how this type of addiction differs from others, why it's difficult to overcome, and more.

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The Cycle of "Love"

Posted by ugminlandnorthwest Apr 8, 2015 2:55:00 PM

This post is the first in a 2-part series on relationship addiction by UGM LIFE Recovery Counselor Yvonne Wilhelm.

How would you define relationship addiction?

 A pattern of unhealthy choices to begin or stay in unhealthy relationships, usually romantic ones. Some clinicians call it “love addiction.”  

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