A Brief History of UGM, Part 1: 1951 to 1987

Posted by Lynn Yount, Staff Writer Aug 16, 2018 3:48:00 PM

In the autumn of 1951, a group of businessmen from Spokane attended a dinner hosted by Albert Arend, where they heard testimony from a former alcoholic whose life had been changed through hearing the gospel at the Yakima rescue mission.

Arend asked who would be willing to serve on the board of a new mission in Spokane to reach homeless men with the gospel. All of them raised their hands.

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Shelter Life...A Child's Perspective

Posted by ugminlandnorthwest May 17, 2016 3:39:29 PM

By Ellen Presley, former House Manager at the Crisis Shelter for Women and Children

They brush their teeth, do their homework, eat dinner, do chores, and play just like any other kid. The only difference...they're living in a homeless shelter.

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A Whole-Person Approach to Breaking the Cycle

Posted by Barbara Comito, Marketing Director Jan 28, 2014 5:36:00 PM

Safe Shelter

Kimmi Halbrook liked to play, “Let’s Make a Deal” with God: Get me out of this scrape, and I promise to get my act together. But at 39 – home gone, marriage broken, children taken by Child Protective Services, and legal charges staring her in the face – Kimmi wasn’t making any deals. Her prayer from the couch of the drug house where she lived was desperate.

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