Guest Services: Hope is the Point

Our clients come weary. Our guests come hungry. Our neighbors come broken. Guest Services is the front line of the gospel when men enter into our building. We are more than a soup kitchen; we are safe place for our guests to rest and recover from the difficult circumstances and tragedies of life. As I […]

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Jesus has set me free!

“I feel like I’ve never succeeded at anything in my life.” Looking back, Deana saw a series of failures that began with her first drink as a teenager. She dropped out of high school. Her marriage ended and she lost custody of her children. She went to jail. And when she tried to deal with […]

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Gary Saves a Life

We often say our volunteers are lifesavers because of the incredible support they offer our guests. For former employee and Men’s Mission volunteer, Gary Dulany, this title took on a whole new meaning. When Gary learned UGM guest and disabled veteran Jeffery was on the floor, unconscious, he rushed straight in. Gary performed CPR and […]

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I’m Walking with God!

“I don’t belong. There’s something wrong with me. I can’t trust anybody. If I leave, everything will fall apart. If people know me, they won’t like me.” Wendy had carried these false beliefs around since her childhood. Later in life, she turned to drugs and alcohol to silence them, but in the throes of her […]

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God is Leading the Way!

What if you opened a letter from Union Gospel Mission and ready a story about someone you had known and loved? That’s exactly what happened to Wayne’s ex-wife this past Easter! Her reaction? “I’m so proud of you!” “I was hallucinating. I couldn’t eat, I couldn’t sleep. My body was completely shutting down,” Wayne recalls. […]

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Building RoadMAPS to Success

What does it take to bring someone out of homelessness? Every person who enters through the doors of UGM looking for help brings their own story and a unique set of needs. We start with a hot meal and a dry place to sleep, and then we work with each person, equipping them with tools […]

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Sisters with a Mission

After the passing of their brother, sisters Sherene and DeAnne felt compelled to do something to honor his life by serving those in need. Their brother had been a guest at the mission who enjoyed the meals and loved going to chapel. He was chronically homeless and had been struggling with mental illness yet received […]

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