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Watch this video complication of all our Giving Tuesday interviews to see how your gifts are blessing UGM guests.


“Why would God spend any time working on somebody like me with all the things I’ve done in my past?”

- Dionne, March Mission News

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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.

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



Gathering 2022 Logo

The annual UGM Gathering is scheduled at Valley Assembly Church on April 25, 2023. Please stay tuned for more information.


 Shelter needs*


Pasta (all kinds)

Spaghetti sauce


Cooking oil



Coffee (ground or whole bean)

  Please see our Food Donations Guidelines.

Reading glasses

Men's underwear (new, size M - XXL)


Shampoo (smaller/travel size)

Belts (all sizes)

Pajama bottoms (hospital scrub type, all sizes)

Small tabletop fans (8-10 inch)

Hand soap

Kirkland brand baby wipes

Yogurt cups

Fish crackers

Small gifts for event awards (journals, planners, bookmarks, spa items, etc)

Women’s underwear (L – 2XL)

30-gallon totes


Spiral and composition notebooks

Toddler socks for boys and girls

Ladies’ jeans (size 0-5)

Boys’ pajamas (sizes 6 months – 6x)

Girls’ pajamas (sizes 6 months – 6x)

“Slim Jim” for maintenance projects

Huggies brand diapers (size 5)


Adult toothbrushes

Disposable bed pads

Large Even-Flo brand baby bottles


Bras (all sizes, sports and regular)

Women’s underwear (size 5-6)

Tide Pods

Dishwasher pods

Honey Nut Cheerios


Cheese sticks



*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


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