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Toward Better Relief and Development

Oct 22, 2019 10:50:59 AM

Last week, we posted Pastor John Repsold’s explanation of the differences between relief and development when it comes to addressing homelessness. Here are Repsold’s suggestions on practical steps we can take as service providers, decision-makers and community members to practice relief and development effectively in our community.

Is Housing the Answer to Homelessness?

Jul 10, 2019 12:45:15 PM

Homelessness doesn't begin with a lack of housing. Most of the time, it begins with a lack of healthy relationships.

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.

Healing Homeless Men through Relationship

Feb 16, 2017 10:43:53 AM

Men's Shelter staffer Joe Marsh sees homeless guests as a field ripe for harvest. God is working powerfully in their lives through relationship.

Coming Together to Find Balance

Jul 22, 2016 2:00:14 PM

UGM Camp is about having a fun experience where kids can simply be kids, but it's also about learning to take risks and build trust.

Lose the Label: Tweaker

Apr 1, 2016 4:50:57 PM

Jeff LeBlanc was heavy into meth for many years, self-described as “the tweaker of tweakers,” until he gave his life to God in jail.

Relationships: the Problem and the Cure

Apr 10, 2015 12:53:25 PM

UGM LIFE Recovery Counselor Yvonne Wilhelm discusses relationship addiction, how it manifests itself and how it's overcome.

The Cycle of "Love"

Apr 8, 2015 2:55:00 PM

UGM LIFE Recovery Counselor Yvonne Wilhelm sheds light on relationship addiction - what it is and how it affects the women at UGM.