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Provide a
pathway out of
homelessness.

When you come alongside your neighbors in need—by providing food, shelter, job training, and recovery services—you help break the cycle of homelessness, abuse, and addiction in the Inland Northwest.

Offer an end to homelessness.

No one wants to see people living on the streets.

There’s another path.

Understand
Homelessness
Today

More than 2,000 men, women, and children in the Inland Northwest are experiencing homelessness right now. Food and shelter are crucial but are not enough to break the cycle of homelessness, abuse, or addiction in a person’s life. To make a difference, we have to go deeper.

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Effective
Compassion

Lives damaged by trauma, abuse, addiction, mental illness, or neglect are not healed through housing alone. Since 1951, UGM has been providing a pathway out of homelessness through a whole-person approach to physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional restoration. Recovery programs, mentorships, job training, and transitional housing options are just a few of the resources made available at UGM. 

Help
Break
the Cycle

Recurring donations provide the stability needed for UGM to reach and serve every guest with these invaluable services. When you sign up to give monthly, you’re investing in life-long change. You will have a permanent impact on local men and women working to break the cycle of homelessness and abuse in their lives.

I want to help break the cycle.

2023 Year in Review (1)

Over the past year, you have taken steps toward addressing homelessness and addiction in our community, offering hope and the opportunity for a changed life. Hear Executive Director Phil Altmeyer share about the lasting impact you’ve made.

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Phil YIR

Understand
Homelessness
Today

More than 2,000 men, women, and children in the Inland Northwest are experiencing homelessness right now. Food and shelter are crucial but are not enough to break the cycle of homelessness, abuse, or addiction in a person’s life. To make a difference, we have to go deeper.

Choose
Effective
Compassion

Lives damaged by trauma, abuse, addiction, mental illness, or neglect are not healed through housing alone. Since 1951, UGM has been providing a pathway out of homelessness through a whole-person approach to physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional restoration. Recovery programs, mentorships, job training, and transitional housing options are just a few of the resources made available at UGM. 

Help
Break
the Cycle

Recurring donations provide the stability needed for UGM to reach and serve every guest with these invaluable services. When you sign up to give monthly, you’re investing in life-long change. You will have a permanent impact on local men and women working to break the cycle of homelessness and abuse in their lives.

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Breaking Ground For Hope: Community gathers in the LC Valley

On February 23, the LC Valley community gathered to break ground where the future UGM shelter will stand in Lewiston, Idaho. As the sun shone down on all who attended, a spirit of gratitude and hope...

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New Beginnings: Treasures from the heart

Jarrod’s life in Spokane has been a series of ups and downs. He battled with addictions for more than 10 years. Yet on March 11, 2024, he will celebrate 5 years of being clean and sober! At UGM, he...

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Redeemed and Renewed: A testimony of God's grace

This winter, UGM resident Alethea shared her testimony at a staff meeting. With tremendous vulnerability and newfound confidence, she recounted how experiences in her early years led to her...

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From Recovery to Retail: Hope comes from UGM Thrift Stores

Three women from the UGM Recovery program achieved well-deserved positions at the Coeur d’Alene Thrift Store. Megan, Debra, and Starla serve as inspiring examples of individuals who are utilizing...

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  The gospel difference

We believe every person is created in the image of God, with immeasurable beauty and worth; that people should not be defined by their present condition or past mistakes. Healing for our brokenness begins with the heart, with connection, with understanding how much we are loved by a good God. With healing comes change, the potential for joy and meaning.

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In 2022 alone,
2,003 volunteers_ 1,080 monthly givers_ 24,992 total donors

made real life change available to 2,740 men, women, and children experiencing homelessness.

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meals

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nights of shelter

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medical visits

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individuals in recovery

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men and women
found jobs

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heard the gospel


Revenue

48% Individual Contributions
46% Contributed Goods*
4% Enterprises
2% Other

 

2022 Graph - Revenue

2022 Graph - Expenses

Expenses

88% Program Services
6% Administration
6% Fundraising

Help break the cycle: donate today

Where

needed most

$32 for a night

for 3 meals and a bed

$224 for a week

of shelter, food, and care

$365 for a week

of holistic recovery

Where

Needed Most

$12.94 for a night

for 3 meals and a bed

$90 for a week

of shelter, food, and care

$250 for a week

of holistic recovery

Union Gospel Mission has been meeting the needs of the poor and homeless for more than 70 years and operates 100% free of government funding.