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The Yellow House: A Safe, Healing Environment for Moms and Kids

May 11, 2022 10:13:27 AM

When a mom arrives at UGM with children in tow, we know her needs are going to be complex. She needs to know the little ones will be safe, she needs nutritious meals they’ll actually eat, and she probably needs someone to hold a child, offer a rest and provide supplies. Very likely, in addition to these needs and her own need for care, she’ll also require parenting support and education.

At UGM, every women’s facility has a comprehensive children’s program designed to meet these needs and more. At Anna Ogden Hall, this program is located in the Yellow House.

Facing the Nightmare of Childhood Trauma and Building a New Life: Krystal’s Story

Dec 16, 2021 12:30:16 PM

Krystal's childhood was horrific. As an adult, she chose toxic relationships and addiction, not knowing how else to cope. Ultimately, she chose to accept help at UGM.

Former Resident Gives Back: Anita Williams' Story

Nov 10, 2021 9:49:24 AM

Anita stayed at UGM in 1993. 28 years later, she's back and she's providing a valuable resource to women right where she used to be.

Meet Alexis: “I am Making Choices That Uplift Me”

Sep 2, 2021 9:17:35 AM

Alexis was doing everything in her power to hide from her pain. Alcohol, meth, pills, heroin. Eventually, she found the courage to pursue real change at UGM.

First Steps to Real Change

Aug 5, 2021 11:18:48 AM

First Steps classes prepare women for entry to UGM Recovery Programs. Meet the woman who heads the program in Spokane.

Not a Lost Cause to God: Linda’s Story

May 20, 2021 12:51:07 PM

UGM Women's Recovery participant Linda shared her testimony of life change at the Spring Phase Promotion 2021.

Forgiveness Breaks the Shame Cycle

Apr 29, 2021 3:39:47 PM

Kerri didn't think it was possible that God's forgiveness was big enough to cover all of her sin and shame. But it was.

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.

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.

Dusty's Second Chance

Dec 4, 2019 3:45:07 PM

After a 14-year struggle with drug addiction, Dusty's attempts to get off drugs and earn a living were falling flat. Now, she has a job, a life and hope.