Read what’s happening in the UGM community - residents, staff, volunteers.

We are bound together by our stories.

Loved into New Life: Two Stories of Recovery

Jul 1, 2020 4:10:03 PM

Zach, 21, says he grew up at UGM. When he entered the Men’s Recovery program, he had dropped out of high school and never had a job. What he did have was a handful of felonies and a methamphetamine addiction.

“Before I came to UGM, I was in jail. I was on a DOC violation for absconding from my probation. And before that, I was using meth, stealing out of peoples’ cars, stealing cars, and I’d dropped out of high school.”

Louise: My Relationship with Christ Is My Purpose

Mar 6, 2020 2:11:29 PM

For Louise, who grew up on a family farm, hard work and physical labor were constant and grueling, and faith in God was about fear and obligation rather than grace. What she didn't know was God wanted a relationship with her.

The Heart of Lifelong Recovery

Aug 15, 2019 1:08:27 PM

5 years is a big milestone in recovery, but fixating on the milestone misses the whole point of recovery: It's for life.

Beyond Sobriety to Life Transformation

Mar 6, 2019 11:50:15 AM

Life transformation must start from the inside. Sobriety, stable relationships and health are natural outgrowth of transformation, but it is much more than changes in behavior.