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

We are bound together by our stories.

Defining Toughness

Jul 25, 2018 4:10:18 PM

Ben Riggs knows tough.

A former Marine from the 2nd Battalion, 5th Regiment, Ben was a soldier’s soldier, part of a “grunt unit,” infantry, “tip of the spear – the front units, the ones that go in very first, like dropping out of helicopters – special operations capable.”

Making Connections for Homeless Veterans

Nov 7, 2017 2:49:20 PM

“All I’m after is a warm fire, a place to sleep.” UGM is privileged to come alongside homeless veterans and offer a well-deserved helping hand.

One Veteran's Journey to a Homeless Shelter

Nov 11, 2016 4:27:42 PM

Military service ran in Ben’s family. Growing up, he planned to follow suit. But first, he wanted to let loose. That's when his alcohol problem began.

Honoring Those Who Have Fought for Freedom

Nov 10, 2015 3:50:11 PM

For those who have courageously fought for freedom, UGM provides services both in-house and externally.

The High Price of Freedom

Jul 17, 2015 3:16:00 PM

Many people don't realize the price of freedom, but the veterans at UGM came face-to-face with the cost.

Why is homelessness higher among veterans?

Nov 5, 2013 9:54:00 AM

The Union Gospel Mission cares for the basic needs of homeless veterans while also connecting them to the resources they need to get their lives back on track – counseling, addiction therapy, education and job training.