UGM Thrift Store opens at 419 Snake River Ave. in Lewiston in February 2021.
(from our 2022 Year in Review)
In 2019, a group of LC Valley residents who recognized a need for shelter services reached out to UGM leadership and invited us to explore the idea of establishing a local presence.
There are more than 250 people experiencing homelessness in Idaho’s Region 2, 213 of whom were unsheltered as of 2020, and currently, a safe, clean-and-sober shelter does not exist in the area. UGM’s LC Valley Shelter will provide a pathway out of homelessness for all who are ready for change. By God’s grace and power, we will soon be a beacon of light in the valley.
By including UGM in your Will, you’re providing long-term stability for UGM’s gospel-centered services to the poorest of our neighbors.
Please take a few moments to let us know about your decision by filling out this form. We appreciate the opportunity to acknowledge your generosity and answer any questions you might have about the impact of your legacy gift.
We are still working with estimates, but our best guess is that the shelter will cost approximately $7 million to build. The UGM Foundation will be contributing $4 million and we are requesting $3 million from the LC Valley.
If you haven’t already, and you’re interested in partnering with us financially, please contact Steve Ellisen at 509.532.3810.
To follow along on this exciting journey, please enjoy these articles and watch for more updates.
Low-Barrier vs. High-Barrier Shelter
KLEW Special Report: Union Gospel Mission Homeless Shelter