Dan Clem Selected to Lead the Union Gospel Mission

The Board of Directors of UGM has selected Dan Clem as the Executive Director. Salem’s Union Gospel Mission serves the needs of the homeless with shelter, meals, recovery, transitional housing and services, employment, education, and hope throughout the mid-Willamette valley.  Clem will lead this non-profit organization with six facilities in the Salem-Keizer area, including the […]

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Learning to Hope

Every woman who participates in the New Life Fellowship program at Simonka Place engages in the Learning Center during their time in the program. As a Learning Center Instructor, I help women brush up on math, writing, and computers skills or gain a GED so they may be prepared to get a job or go […]

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Leaving Your Cape at the Cross

When he was high on methamphetamine, Mike thought he was Superman. “I was unstoppable. Nobody could touch me.” But he eventually realized, “I was just a broken person.” Mike’s brokenness began at age 18 when his mother passed away. “My whole world collapsed,” he recalls. “That’s when I started plummeting into the downward spiral of […]

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A Day in the Life of Hope: Road to Healing

(From left to right: New Life Fellowship recovery graduate, Jennifer, poses with Simonka Place’s New Life Fellowship Program Manager Katrina Schissler during the New Life Fellowship graduation.) Last week I opened the Biblical Life Management class with a simple question. “What brought you to the Mission?” As each woman shared her story, it became clear that their […]

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