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Every guest and resident at Union Gospel Mission has the opportunity to take steps toward whole-person healing and renewed life.


A culture of recovery

At every facility, UGM staff and volunteers cultivate a physically, spiritually, and emotionally safe environment, maintaining a culture of holistic recovery throughout the ministry. Whether working at the Thrift Stores, coming for a community meal, staying the night, or entering a long-term program, every person who enters the Mission receives the opportunity to take steps toward healing and building a better life.

In addition to providing a culture of holistic recovery for all, UGM offers an 18-month residential recovery program for individuals dealing with overwhelming personal issues such as addiction, domestic violence, or a criminal record.

UGM LIFE Recovery program

Many people who come to UGM need in-depth assistance to deal with addictions that have cost them jobs, homes, and relationships with family and friends. In almost every case, the root causes of the addiction are deeper than a 30-, 60-, or 90-day treatment program can reach.

Recognizing that permanent change takes place at the heart level, UGM LIFE Recovery (available, free of charge, for men, women, and children) addresses the underlying thoughts, feelings, and beliefs that drive destructive behaviors.

2021 Life Recovery Commencees

Program includes:

  • Three meals a day
  • Basic medical care
  • Case management
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Bible study and life skills classes
  • Community support and accountability
  • Work therapy and job training
  • 240-hour business practicum
  • Mentorships
  • Ongoing support and accountability after moving out
Phase Rich

Basic requirements include:

An 18- to 24-month

on site

Being clean
and sober

Accepting the challenges
of life in community

If you or someone you know is interested in entering UGM LIFE Recovery in either Spokane, WA or Coeur d’Alene, ID, please connect with our intake coordinators here.


“In Recovery, I worked through feeling stupid, like I can’t get anything right, like I don’t deserve anything, that I was trash.


“Today, I’m finishing my practicum, I got my driver’s license back, I got my son back, I’ve got my dignity back, and I have an outlook on the future that anything is possible.”

- Misty, Women’s Recovery alumna, Anna Ogden Hall

All shelter and recovery services are made available through the ongoing donations of our generous community. To give the gift of life change, sign up to give monthly.

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Or provide a one-time gift to cover the costs of recovery for one person this week.

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