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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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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God Had Another Plan

“I never imagined it would be possible for me to have a normal life,” says Steven. Stuck in a “gang mentality,” he believed the rest of his years would be an endless round of doing drugs and doing time. “But God had another plan for me.” When Steven was released from prison last year, he […]

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Grace & Love Abound in this Place

As house manager at two transitional homes for women, Sherry was able to draw on her own experiences as a recent graduate of an alcohol treatment program. But when she began suffering from the stress of chronic pain and sexual harassment, she says, “I turned back to the drinking, one of my old coping mechanisms.” […]

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