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Upcoming and ongoing events



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 6:00 p.m.
Fourth Tuesday of each month at 10:30 a.m.

Call 208.665.4673 for more information and to sign up for an orientation.


Recovery for
Life Meetings

Spokane Open Women’s Meeting

Anna Ogden Hall 
Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m.


Coeur d’Alene Open Women’s Meeting

Center for Women and Children
Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.


Spokane Open Men’s Meeting

UGM Recovery Center
Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00 p.m.


World Homeless Day

World Homeless Day 2022

In partnership with Hello for Good, UGM invites you to meet downtown on World Homeless Day. Walk the streets in guided groups, hand out warming bags and resource cards to those in need, spread the message that there are people who want to help. People do care.


October 10, 2022, 10:00
Washington Trust Bank, parking lot
706 W. 2nd Ave., Spokane, WA


No registration required. All are welcome.

World Homeless Day

UGM Connect

UGM Connect*

Representatives from churches throughout the Inland Northwest gather at UGM Connect meetings to support the work of Union Gospel Mission through creative projects and drives. (*Formerly UGM Auxiliary.)

Spokane Connect Meetings:
November 4, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

Contact Victoria Nash at for more information.  Click here to register.

Coeur d'Alene Connect Meetings:
November 18, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 

Contact Kristin Cope at for more information.

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Fall Food Drive

Oct. 1 – Nov. 30

You can help stock UGM’s kitchens this fall! Prepare for winter at the Shelter by setting up a donations barrel.

Three easy steps:
1) Call 509.535.8510 to schedule a time to come pick up a barrel.
2) Place your barrel in a high-traffic area to encourage donations.
3) When the barrel is full, bring it to the Men’s Shelter warehouse at 1224 E Trent Ave. any time between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.

Download Media Kit

Fall Food Drive

Current needs*

Valerian root supplement

Arch supports (Dr. Scholl’s, Superfeet, etc.)

Aloe vera or other sunburn relief


Salad dressings

Salad greens




 Please see our Food Donations Guidelines.

Priority: Laundry pods





Priority: Laundry detergent or pods

Priority: Sippy cups

Infant wrap (like Moby)

Blue Blocker glasses for LED light sensitive residents

Baby wipes

Pull-ups (size 4-5T)


Used iPhone for use in the Aftercare department

Travel-sized shampoo and conditioner

Travel-sized toothpaste

Cotton balls


Hair ties

Pull-ups (size 4-6T)

Ear plugs


Zippered plastic bags (quart size)

Flip-flops, tennis shoes, and soccer sliders (size 6-12)

Little boys’ clothes—PJs, shirts, pants, underwear (size 2-6)

Bathrobes (all sizes)

Women’s underwear (all sizes)


Sports bras (all sizes)

Women’s Sweatshirts/hoodies (all sizes)


T-shirts (all sizes)

Fabric softener dryer sheets

Shampoo, conditioner, body wash (full size bottles)

Tampons (super size)

Cold and flu medication


Hot/cold gel packs

*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.

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

- Johanna, former Crisis Shelter resident

Educational resources

Free e-books, tip sheets, and other downloads
e-Book - Homeless 101 Tip-sheet - How to Help a Panhandler Tip-sheet - 5 Tips on How to Pick a Charity e-Book - Lessons from a Homeless Shelter