“I was homeless. Drug use was killing me from the inside out. I didn’t come to UGM for recovery, but God started showing me there was a better life. I noticed guys in program making good changes, and I wanted that. So I joined the program. Now I’ve been hired at my business practicum at Berg. It’s exciting to work every day where I can provide and be the father I want to be.” – Mike McKeon.
“I’m learning how to be disciplined and be on time for my job/my chore—I call it my job.” – Charles
“I wanted to be in a Christian organization somewhere. And also somewhere where they had a high accountability. … Everybody here is very accepting. They’re very loving. When I started working here, I just fit right in.”
– Phil Reese, UGM Motors Employment Training Opportunity participant
“Throughout my life and especially in my addiction, I never thought I would get my GED. ...This just opens so many doors.” - Victor
“I’ve never seen a success story like we’ve seen with Sarah, here. She is amazing.” – Mitchell Long, Chief Executive Officer at Northwest OB-GYN
“The Employment Ready Program benefited me in many ways. It got my confidence up. It got me on my own from being homeless, and it got me stronger in my faith. … It’s made me a man that I never knew I was.”
– Brian Watson, Employment Training Opportunity participant