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Whatever You Do, Don't Give Up: A message from UGM shelter guests

If you’ve never experienced homelessness, abuse, or addiction or walked closely alongside someone facing those...

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Go and Do Likewise: a heart-to-heart message from Phil Altmeyer

“But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him.”  (Luke 10:33)


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Everybody Has a Story: Meet UGM volunteers Bob and Sharon

As a case manager at the Men's Shelter, Bob McLellan says he’s become a better listener. “I used to be afraid to talk...

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“There is always a way out”: Words of hope from Debra, Bennie, and Sabra

For our neighbors caught in cycles of homelessness, abuse, and addiction, we want to share the message that there is a...

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“UGM takes no government funds, we don’t have debt, and that’s our goal in the LC Valley.”

- Steve Ellisen,
UGM Director of Development


Upcoming and ongoing events

Homeless Day

Partner to provide a pathway out of homelessness this fall.

Join us on World Homeless Day 

Tuesday, October 10, 10 a.m.
Washington Trust Bank, parking lot
Hear from individuals who've exited homelessness
Discover UGM's holistic approach
Walk the streets and share hope with those in need
No registration required. 



Men’s Shelter and Recovery Program
Second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m.

Alternating between Anna Ogden Hall and the Crisis Shelter for Women and Children:
Fourth Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m.

Call 509.535.8510 for more information and to sign up for an orientation.

Coeur d’Alene 

Center for Women and Children
Second Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.
Fourth Tuesday of each month at 10:30 a.m.

Register or check upcoming orientations here. Call 208.665.4673 for more information.


Fall Food Drive

October - November

UGM kitchens need your help to stock the shelves 

Three easy steps:
1. Pick up a barrel at UGM Motors between 10:00 and 6:00, M-F.
(Call ahead for quickest service: 509.327.HELP)

2. Place in high-traffic area such as your church or workplace (with permission, of course) and encourage your community to donate much-needed supplies.
3. Deliver the barrel to the UGM Men’s Shelter between 8:00 and 5:00, M-F.

Pick-up location
UGM Motors:
7103 E Sprague Ave.,
Spokane Valley
Drop-off location
Men’s Shelter warehouse:
1224 E Trent Ave.,


UGM kitchens’ top needs:
Canned goods, dry goods (coffee, sugar, rice, cereal), condiments (mayo, ketchup, mustard, salad dressing), snacks (chips, nuts, granola bars), paper goods, and utensils.


UGM Connect

UGM Connect

Holiday Luncheon

Come, connect, and prepare a cozy Christmas for UGM guests. In addition to enjoying a delicious meal together and launching our Tree of Giving campaign, we’ll hear a message on how the Lord is “restoring what the locust has eaten” in the lives of UGM guests through our Aftercare program.


November 3, 11:30 a.m.
UGM Men's Shelter Chapel
1224 E Trent Ave., Spokane, WA

Coeur d’Alene

November 17, 11:30 a.m. 
UGM Center for Women & Children
196 W Haycraft Ave., Coeur d’Alene, ID


 Shelter needs*

Cough drops

Cold medicine (alcohol free)

Lysol (wipes or spray)

Athletic shoe inserts

Olive oil

Fryer oil

Balsamic vinegar

Heavy cream

Cheese (brick or shredded)




  Please see our Food Donations Guidelines.

Jeans (all sizes)

Warm jackets

Underwear (sizes 30 - 40)




Facial cleansers 


Baby swings 
Table and chairs for children


Tylenol (children’s and adults)


Valerian Root supplement

Cold medications (alcohol free)

Other medications  (Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Tums, Pepto, etc)

Cough drops

Quart-sized Ziploc bags

Sheets, comforters, & blankets (twin)

Bath towels, hand towels, & washrags (white)


Nail clippers


Shampoo, conditioner, & body wash, small toothpaste (travel size)

Sports bras (L – 3XL)

Underwear (S - 1xL)


Baby Wipes

Pull-Ups (sizes 3T, 4T, 5T, 6T)


Toothpaste & toothbrushes

Shampoo & conditioner




Baby items (for newborns)

Mattress toppers (twin & full)

Laundry detergent (pods)

High chairs with safety straps

2% Milk

Salad dressing

Half & half

Gerber Puffs cereal snacks


*Mark your donation specifying the shelter.

Drop off at:
1224 E Trent Ave., Spokane, WA or
196 W Haycraft Ave., Coeur d'Alene, ID

Monday through Saturday, 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Donation Guidelines

“It was that same day that I started to feel hope.”

- Johanna, former Crisis Shelter resident

Educational resources


Printable Need Help Cards Free e-book - Lessons from a Homeless Shelter Free tip sheet - How to Help a Panhandler Free e-book - Homelessness 101

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