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

We are bound together by our stories.

The Gift of Talk Therapy for Homeless Men

Sep 30, 2020 3:44:39 PM

Dr. Ed Schultze received his doctorate in psychology from Fuller Seminary and has been working in the field for about 50 years. He has worked extensively both in pastoral care and in the mental health departments of multiple correctional facilities, where he specialized in suicidality assessments.

Now he volunteers at the UGM Men’s Shelter as a volunteer psychologist.

In Their Words: Two Men Share Their Stories of Recovery

Sep 2, 2020 3:28:56 PM

UGM Men's Shelter residents, Tyler and Mike, shared their stories of recovery at the recent LIFE Recovery phase promotion event.

God-Dependent Ministry: One Woman's Example

Aug 27, 2020 4:30:36 PM

UGM Women's Recovery Counselor Becky Wall reveals how total, daily dependence on God provides a framework for his powerful ministry.

Jessie: Hatred Fueled by Trauma & Neglect

Apr 1, 2020 6:14:42 PM

Jessie's violent anger stemmed from a deep sense of neglect and could only be quelled by the profound gospel truth that he is loved by a good God.

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.

Trauma, Time, Trust: Helping Homeless Women

Nov 21, 2018 11:30:05 AM

The emotional and psychological scars are not immediately visible, but they're just as real as the bruises. Helping homeless women and children takes time, consistent love and support, a commitment to building trust.

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.

The Car Alarm in the Brain

May 2, 2018 2:54:38 PM

Dr. Mark Baird explores the long-term consequences when people go through childhood trauma.

If “You’ll Never Amount to Anything,” Why Try?

Apr 25, 2018 4:11:53 PM

Research confirms what we see working closely with homeless or addicted people: Childhood trauma has extensive long-term consequences. Still, there is hope in God's healing power.

The Gospel: The Heart of Trauma Recovery

Jul 13, 2017 10:02:25 AM

When we've experienced trauma and brokenness, we can truly take refuge in Jesus and not our own abilities. There, he shows us he was near all along.