Heidi Has Everything to Gain

Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. – Lamentations 3:22-24 After the deaths of her sister and her mother, Heidi thought she didn’t have much more to lose. She was wrong. Hoping a change of scenery would help […]

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If the Shoe Fits

Step inside UGM’s Simonka Place for Women and Children and you’ll instantly be greeted with a friendly smile and warm welcome. Within these walls, struggling women and children find the help they need to regain their lives and rediscover joy. God has called a multitude of staff and volunteers to be a part of this […]

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God is on the Move

Having transportation is something we often take for granted. It becomes second nature to us as we hop into our car and get from one place to another in a matter of minutes. We use our cars to get to and from work, the grocery store, school and many other tasks we are required to […]

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Jen Becomes a Woman of God

At age 12, when most girls experiment with make-up, Jen experimented with drugs. “I grew up around them,” she recalls. “I thought, ‘This is what grown-ups do.’ I never really had control.” Jen’s lack of control and drug use eventually led her to crime. While in jail, Jen says, “I knew something had to change.” […]

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An Answered Prayer

In early April UGM was approved for a generous grant from the Walmart Foundation for a food truck! The meal program is the primary way we create that vital first connection. Providing regular, nutritious meals means we are able to build trust and offer much-needed sustenance so that our hungry guests can begin to make […]

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The Reality of Homelessness

UGM saves many lives, but sometimes addiction claims a life. We grieve when that happens. Last week one of our guests lost his life to overdose, and Dan, New Life Fellowship Program Manager at our Men’s Mission, shared a few thoughts we’d like to pass along to you: “The work we do in addiction recovery […]

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