Beginning at the age of 12, a drug addiction slowly unwound Merci Rickett’s life. Surrounded by a home of dysfunction, neglect, and substance abuse, this was the only life she knew. Drugs that began as a gateway to social acceptance grew into a
The community response following the public launch of our capital campaign, “Hope Has a New Address,” is bulldozing expectations. The Harvest Celebration event generated over $1 million in a single day, outstripping
“I’ve been a builder all my life. It’s what I do,” Mark Rosales says. A former subcontractor, his foundation crumbled after losing his fiancée, father and brother in a span of months.
David Box, a volunteer at UGM of Salem, has been donating his barber skills at the Mission for over four years. In 2014, David decided he wanted to get involved by offering
When Shirley arrived at UGM’s Simonka Place for Women and Children last spring, she knew her way around. This was her fifth time here and her second in our New Life Fellowship
The sun is finally here and warmer weather means more chances to get outside. Here at UGM, staff also encourage men and women in our program to get outside too. Physical activity
A note from Sarah, Simonka Place for Women & Children's Learning Center Administrator As the Learning Center Administrator at Simonka Place, I help women every day to gain skills for ongoing success