Opportunities to Get Involved
What a New Mission Means
Dining space expanding from 72 seats to 232
220,000 meals annually (36% increase)
Chapel Seating increases from 115 to 222
Opportunity for enhanced agency collaboration
8,200 learning center hours (36% increase)
Expanded opportunities for GED testing and continuing education
Shelter capacity increases from 150 beds to 300
116% increase in annual nights of shelter
NLF Recovery Program grows from 43 to 78
72% increase in chances for new life
Discover the Need
The current Men’s Mission has reached and exceeded its limits. The building is breaking down and we had to turn away 475 men last year because there was simply not enough room.
To meet the increasing need, UGM’s goal is to replace the old facility with a new building, which will be adjacent to the UGM Mission Store and across the street from the new Police Department. Our prayer is that Hope’s new address will be 777 Commercial St NE.
Current estimates for this project total $15 million and we are already over halfway there at $9.7 million. By starting with a clean slate, the new 54,000 square-foot campus will be better designed to meet the needs of our homeless neighbors. The new Men’s Mission will provide more space, more beds, increased food services, offer a larger chapel and the ability to double our New Life Fellowship recovery program. Most important, the men we serve will experience the joy of renewed hope and transformed life.
What They're Saying
“I encourage all who have a desire for and interest in, improving our city, county and region, to generously support the Hope Has a New Address Campaign. I can think of no better investment.”Chuck Bennett, Mayor City of Salem
“Marion County desperately needs a larger, modern men’s shelter as part of our crisis response system. Please consider helping this important cause!”Janet Carlson, Former Marion County Commissioner
“This will be a return on investment for all of us: for someone who needs transformation of life and for the community as a whole. An honest win win!”Dick Withnell, Withnell Motor Co.
Together, we can provide hope and dignity to men in need, offering opportunities for sustainable life transformation while strengthening our community. Will you join us?