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2017: Make It Count

“This is the first shelter I’ve been in that’s clean and the people are actually nice. The difference with this place is they give you some help, offer you a way out.” – Marcus


After a 15-year struggle with mental illness and homelessness, Marcus is glad to be working in the UGM kitchen – building skills for his dream job as a baker.


310 people like Marcus will sleep in one of UGM’s four shelters tonight. At $12.94 per guest, that’s $3,882.


310 people x $12.94 = $3,882 per day


UGM’s online goal for December is to fund 128 nights of shelter. Will you help?

Your generous, tax-deductible donation before December 31 will go to work immediately providing food, shelter and hope for people like Marcus.

Thanks to a generous community, UGM is here to welcome the hungry and homeless, providing food, shelter, clothing, medical care, legal services and case management to more than 5,000 people every year.


  • UGM serves more than 900 FREE meals daily at its four shelters.
  • Thanks to generous food donations, a meal at UGM costs just $1.84 to produce.
  • UGM is open to the public for lunch and dinner 365 days a year.
  • An average of 320 people receive safe shelter each night.