1224 E Trent Ave, Spokane, WA 99202 (map)
Not every man who comes through the Men’s Shelter’s “east door” (guest services) is in the same place. Part of the grace-based philosophy that permeates UGM is dealing with each person as an individual. During an initial evaluation process, staff members help the men who come to us identify their short-term needs and long-term plans. Some simply need a few nights lodging in a safe, sober environment. Many more need help getting back on their feet, and the Mission has a variety of ways to do that.
Emergency Shelter Guests typically stay for less than three months while they receive assistance during a time of crisis. If they have specific physical or mental challenges, our staff works to connect them with the appropriate resources.
THE GOOD WORKER PROGRAM
The Good Worker Program is for men who have expressed a desire to live in the Mission community for longer than 60 to 90 days to get their lives back on track. These men are willing to contribute to the running of the Mission in various capacities for approximately 30 hours a week.
RECOVERY & REHABILITATION
Men who recognize within themselves a need for life transformation and are willing to make a commitment of 12 to 16 months may join Men’s Recovery.
Boot Camp was implemented to address the needs of an increasing number of young, homeless men (18-25). Structured around physical activities, the intent of boot camp is three-fold: 1) to learn discipline; 2) to increase self-esteem; and 3) to build community.
All residents have access to three meals a day, hot showers, warm beds, a clothing room, a fitness center, recreational activities, legal advice, and medical/eye clinics.
Director Tim Braach said the Men’s Shelter is a place where the homeless, the hungry, the poor, the addicted, and the hopeless will all find a warm welcome: “We are here to serve the homeless and the poor in the love of Christ and encourage life transformation.”
- Nights of lodging provided: 53,473
- Meals served: 175,732
- Average guests per night: 146
- Total individuals served: 1,755
- Clothing items distributed: 4,707
- Medical Clinic: 558 individuals
- Program participants: 42
LOOKING FOR HELP?
Check-in is available 24 hours a day at the Union Gospel Mission’s guest accommodations entrance. Guests must be sober and drug-free. ID is required.