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10 Lessons I keep learning at the Union Gospel Mission: Part 2

Jul 9, 2014 1:13:00 AM

Editor's Note: A few days ago, volunteer David Wang shared a few of the lessons he’s learned spending time with homeless men in the day room at the UGM. Here, he finishes the list with five of the more sobering things he’s learning from that experience.

There are no easy answers - but then, that's not the point.

By David Wang, UGM High-Impact Volunteer

6. The lack of role models is a common thread for all these men.

None of these guys had men in their past they looked up to. Almost all come from troubled families. This lack of role models is a scar on them for the rest of their lives. For this reason, even “successful” cases of recovery and restoration often fail.

10 Lessons I keep learning at the Union Gospel Mission: Part 1

Jul 2, 2014 10:34:00 AM

Volunteer David Wang reflects on what he has learned working with the homeless.

RESCUE: A Ministry of Disappointments

Jun 26, 2014 2:43:35 PM

UGM high-impact volunteer reflects on the disappointments of rescue ministry

Homeless women: Who will believe in them?

Feb 25, 2014 11:37:41 AM

Women in crisis need someone to believe in them.

The Crisis Shelter: a safe place for homeless women and children

Jan 17, 2014 10:25:00 AM

UGM Crisis Shelter celebrates 7th anniversary of serving homeless women and children.

Rescue: From Homeless to Housed and Employed

Jan 7, 2014 12:35:00 PM

UGM helps men and women overcome hurdles to employment and get back to work.

Why is homelessness higher among veterans?

Nov 5, 2013 9:54:00 AM

The Union Gospel Mission cares for the basic needs of homeless veterans while also connecting them to the resources they need to get their lives back on track – counseling, addiction therapy, education and job training.

A little girl's dream

Oct 16, 2013 3:35:00 PM

Meet Lenore

Oct 14, 2013 11:59:00 AM

Americorps Adventure

Oct 4, 2013 1:01:00 PM