UGM Thrift Store opens at 419 Snake River Ave. in Lewiston in February 2021.
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 200 people experiencing homelessness in Idaho’s Region 2, 70% of whom were unsheltered as of 2022, 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 hope in the valley.
On February 23, the LC Valley community gathered to break ground where the future UGM shelter will stand in Lewiston,...
“See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and...
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