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Honoring Jerry Reese: An Authentic Man

May 13, 2020 10:42:40 AM

Jerry Reese, Men’s Recovery Director at UGM, has a large stick mounted on his office wall. Underneath, there’s a plaque in Latin: “Lignum unum deum” – God’s poking stick.

These gifts from Men’s Recovery alumni represent Jerry’s knack for getting to the heart of issues: One of the men once called Jerry “the stick God uses to poke us,” and it stuck. It’s actually an honor, because as the men and Jerry both know, dealing with the unhealed wounds of the heart is where real recovery is found.

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.

What Winning Looks Like at UGM Camp

Aug 11, 2018 8:21:00 AM

Teamwork. Trust. Friendship. Working together. Winning looks a little different at UGM Camp.

Don't Get Your Hopes up

Apr 6, 2016 4:56:22 PM

Kevin Downey grew up with the belief that when things are going well, it's best not to "get to your hopes up."

Floating on Grace

Jul 15, 2015 4:02:41 PM

Floating down Spokane River at UGM Camp, kids learn to have faith and trust that staff will keep them safe.

White-Water Rafting as Part of Recovery

Jun 6, 2014 12:34:00 PM

White-water rafting gives women in recovery opportunity to practice trust.