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Dusty's Second Chance

Dec 4, 2019 3:45:07 PM

By Lynn Yount, UGM volunteer

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At the UGM Thrift Store in Spokane Valley, you'll find more than bargains on high-quality clothing and housewares. You'll find the friendly faces of people who are thankful for the chance to do honest work. Dusty is one of those people.

After a 14-year struggle with drug addiction, Dusty's best intentions to get off drugs and earn a living weren't going to get far without a little help. "I had to apply for so many jobs ... I had to mark that I was a felon, so when you have a huge stack of applicants, why would you pick this one? I just needed a chance. I just needed them to meet me. I just needed to convince them that I could do this, and the UGM did that for me."

A Long, Uphill Path for Moms in Recovery

Dec 5, 2018 12:24:56 PM

Moms who enter the UGM Recovery program at Anna Ogden Hall often have open cases with Child Protective Services. Staff like Kamee help them navigate all the requirements and successfully reunite with their children.

Family Breakdown: Restoring a Damaged Masterpiece

Nov 14, 2018 4:43:09 PM

God's design for family is perfect. But our families aren't. Pastor Sonny talks about why family is so important and how we can help our residents experiencing the consequences of family breakdown.

Katie: One Mom's Journey of Restoration

Dec 27, 2016 11:57:09 AM

Katie is doing the hard work to become the mom she knows her children deserve.

Rachel: A Year Later

Sep 30, 2016 3:43:12 PM

Rachel graduated from UGM recovery this past June. We recently caught up with her to hear how her life has changed since first being featured on our billboards.

What the Union Gospel Mission is all about

Jun 20, 2014 1:05:48 PM

The Union Gospel Mission is about restoring broken lives. Read what these LIFE Recovery graduates have to say.

Eddie Collins: from homeless junkie to business owner

Apr 18, 2014 12:03:00 PM

Homeless junkie becomes God-dependent, contributing member of society.

UGM Motors: Brittany and Brooklyn get new wheels

Sep 9, 2013 11:58:00 AM

Single mom in recovery receives new car from UGM Motors.

Real-world work

Jul 9, 2013 9:53:00 AM