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Nonprofit Overview

Mission: Seattle's Union Gospel Mission provides emergency care and long-term recovery services to hurting and homeless people in the greater Seattle area. We're dedicated to serving, rescuing and transforming those in greatest need through the grace of Jesus Christ.

Results: In 2012 alone, friends like you provided: ■778,252 meals ■178,295 safe overnight stays ■25,744 counseling sessions ■1,345 children and youth with homework assistance, sports, Bible studies, field trips, camps and special events ■106,000 volunteer hours

Programs: Our Programs Emergency Food & Shelter Addiction Recovery Transitional Housing Medical Rehab Youth Ministry Senior Ministry Prison Ministry Hispanic Outreach Dental Services Legal Services Education Search & Rescue Serve Seattle

Community Stories

12 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Donor

Rating: 1

My husband and I made a modest donation to SUGM at Christmas time. In January we started receiving promotional mailings from them that were very well designed and high quality - obviously SUGM is making a substantial investment in these paper products. We always call and ask to be removed from mailing lists to minimize our impact and limit how much mail we have to deal with, so my husband called and was assured we were removed from the mailing list. We continued to receive mail. I called multiple times and was assured each time that we were removed from the mailing list. We moved. To my surprise, some of our first mail at the new address was from SUGM. It has been most of a year now and I would guess we've received enough mail to equal a large portion of the value of our one-time donation and it's all gone to the shredder. What a frustrating waste!

2 Dorrian B.

Volunteer

Rating: 1

The UGM is a mission of Devils, the only one they care about are the Caucasians, th he vast majority of the staff are posing as true Christias, YET, they are what 2 Corinthians 11, speaks about...Satan will transform into angels of light...Jack in the Kitchen is a devil for sure..

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Union Gospel Mission is an authentic Christian ministry. If you ever wonder, "who will make the most of my gift," or "how do I know they will use my donation to actually serve the homeless?", you can rest assured that it is a short path from your gift to the suffering homeless. It seems to me that my gifts are multiplied, much like Jesus did with fish and loaves, and UGM is very adept at making the most out of donations. If you want to "give to the poor", and "lend to the Lord," entrust your gift to UGM and the Lord will take it from there!


2 Gayle T.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been going out on the Kent Search & Rescue Wednesday nights since December 2012. I am addicted!!! I love going out on Fridays too when there is space available. The driver and 'boss person' from SUGM, they are the best. I have seen them give their gloves, coats, whatever was needed to the homeless even though it was in the teens and 20 degrees those nights. Working with the homeless in Kent has been the best experience of my life.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

What an inspirational organization! They are constantly innovating, finding new ways to serve those in greatest need and meet the needs of the community effectively. I love their heart to connect with people around the county, too. UGM does it all...they're good at it, and they're good at bringing people in to the work and empowering "lay" people to do the work too!
I LOVE UGM!

Jeremiah-Kimberly V.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I had the pleasure of going on a tour of the UGM women's shelter with my family of four a few weeks ago and was blown away with the awesomeness of the facility. We had to be buzzed in from the inside people working at the front desk which is amazing for the security of the women and children who are escaping domestic violence. The building was amazing clean and beautifully functional. They serve three meals a day for the women and kids, have a fully fenced "back yard" play area for the kids which is also secure. The programs they offer these ladies is awesome too, from AA, NA and learning about safe boundaries, to the learning about who God really is and how valuable they are in Gods eyes. They also help with GED prep and job interviews. This place has too many things to offer these women and kids to even tell you about properly, it's mind blowing all that UGM does to help. Please if you have a free weekend take a tour and you will be so happy you did. I hate to use the fraising " life altering experience", but it really is when you go on this tour. My children ages four and six talk about the tour all the time and when we go shopping they always want to get something for the homeless kids now. It warms my heart to know that even just a tour at UGM has touched my childrens lifes for the better. Thank you!

Megan48

Donor

Rating: 5

Seattle's UGM is vital to the health and well-being of this city. As a resident and employee of the downtown area, I don't know what I would do without the resource of UGM in this city to refer to the homeless community in particular. I am so blessed by the mission of this place!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Seattle's Union Gospel Mission provides vital assistance to the homeless. I've toured the Women's and Children's Shelter and seen firsthand how it changes the lives of women and children. Seattle is blessed to have the Union Gospel Mission working so hard to assist the homeless and needy. They are serving God by serving others!

1 Kelly80

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Seattle's Union Gospel Mission is a bridge of hope and faith not only for the shelter residents and people served by the mission, but also for me as a volunteer. UGM provides basic resources to those in need, but most importantly they provide unconditional acceptance and love to people who often feel lost and alone. Through a helping hand, hope, faith and prayer I have seen UGM transform many lives. I feel blessed to be able to serve alongside many dedicated volunteers and an amazing staff of God-centered people. What a gift to our community!

1 Terry Ann W.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Seattle Union Gospel Mission, has been on point for many years! The work is difficult, the rewards sometimes fleeting, but following the model of Christ, they work as laborers sowing Love and Care in the dark places of our city. They not only attend to physical needs for the moment but follow through with services, that will allow those who chose, a way to return to a life within homes and jobs, lives that return value to all of society. I love SUGM! So many reasons why I support them!