When you shop at the Mission Store, your purchases literally provide food, shelter, jobs, education, and ultimately life change for homeless men, women, and children in our community. And if that’s not enough of a reason to shop and donate,
Partnering with Salem-Keizer Community Transition Program (CTP), Union Gospel Mission of Salem provides a regular opportunity for vocational skills development in adult students who have disabilities. "The community is our classroom,"
Backed by a partnership with local clinic JD Health and Wellness, Union Gospel Mission of Salem has been equipped to care for Salem’s unsheltered neighbors in new ways after the recent launch of their telehealth services. Guests at the Men’s Mission can
JP used to run from life. Now, he runs toward it. His eyes are narrowed in on his target, his prize, his finish line: Jesus Christ. Job loss and a tipping point JP grew up in Louisiana, the land of hush puppies and catfish, before he took off for Colorado to work
When you watch UGM volunteer Ruthie LaFreniere play the piano, you’ll think twice the next time you want to say, “I can’t” when faced with a challenge. Her extensive career as a professional pianist affords her the ability to produce beautiful music from her instrument, a feat in and of
Jim and Annabelle Sumner are longtime friends of Union Gospel Mission of Salem. Annabelle grew up around George Simonka, founding UGM executive director at our women’s shelter’s namesake. A dear family friend, George was also the delighted recipient of a home built by Annabelle’s father, whom he
A harbored secret Jill grew up in Salem back in the day when the town shuffled at an easier pace. What she calls her “Mayberry,” Salem childhood brought carnivals, adventures, early morning paper routes, and Campfire Girls. Raised in a
Two little New Testaments nestled in the top of a tree: how do books find such an unlikely perch? Thirteen-year-old Bruce Donohue was astonished the day he climbed that tree as a youth and discovered God’s living Word. Having no idea who God was, he suddenly was overwhelmed