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

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Is Housing the Answer to Homelessness?

Jul 20, 2022 1:16:32 PM

Has America misdiagnosed the problem of homelessness? In her article “Does Poverty Cause Homelessness?” Marchauna Rodgers argues that we have. She says the error is that we've equated it with a lack of resources, or specifically one resource—a home. As a result of that misdiagnosis, she claims, government programs and social services have focused on addressing symptoms rather than root causes.

It’s easy to see how we went astray. It’s right there in the word: home-less-ness. If someone is home-less, it would seem we could rectify that situation by providing the thing s/he is lacking.

The Great Pain Escape

Mar 3, 2022 1:08:47 PM

Is pain always bad? Must it be escaped at all costs? And is there a connection between the fear of feeling pain and the opioid crisis we now face? UGM's Barb Comito breaks down the topic.

The Gift of Talk Therapy for Homeless Men

Sep 30, 2020 3:44:39 PM

As a volunteer psychologist at UGM's Men's Shelter, Dr. Ed Schultze offers mental health counseling to a uniquely vulnerable population.

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.