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Union Gospel Mission

Rating: 4.96 stars   26 reviews 1,393

Address:

400 Bannon St Sacramento CA 95811 USA

Mission:

Since 1962 the Union Gospel Mission has provided food, clothing, shelter and a life-changing Gospel message to the homeless and the poor of Sacramento. The Mission has grown to serve more than 9,000 meals monthly. Every night, we shelter 84 men. Our Women's Clothing Closet offers Bible study and a huge variety of essential items such as clothing, purses, shoes, and sundries to assist them with their daily needs, help them prepare for work; and for their children. We offer haircuts, mail service and showers, continuously. We provide food baskets to families and the elderly. Nightly nondenominational services and volunteer outreach programs give support for those who rarely hear an encouraging word from the Gospel. Our 9-month drug and alcohol rehabilitation program is free of charge and accommodates 24 men with a Bible structured curriculum. A vocational training and job placement program helps men find new beginnings, restoring dignity to broken lives, and providing hope.

Results:

We have grown to not only serve homeless men, but to a 9-month in-house recovery program, a women's clothing closet that also helps with their children, food boxes to families and seniors in need, and expanding to include a 9,600 sqft building down the street.

Target demographics:

Homeless and Urban Poor

Geographic areas served:

Sacramento

Programs:

Homeless Shelter, Men's Drug & Alcohol Recovery Program, Food Boxes to Families & Children, Women's Clothing Closet, Chapel Service and Dinner 365 days a year, daily Showers, Clothing, Hygiene Products and Mail Services, Vocational Training and Job Placement Program, Warming Center during cold months, transitional housing and 40-acre ranch for men in various stages of rehabilitation also raising livestock, poultry and produce.

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916-447-3268
www.ugmsac.com

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Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

4 people found this review helpful

We are Ted and Dee Burdine, Outreach Coordinators for Capital Christian Center, Sacramento, CA. Over 18 years we have partnered with the Union Gospel Mission to have outreach events we call Street Fairs; Christmas to the Streets in November and Rise and Shine in April or May. This wonderful organization has been a place of love for our volunteers and the men in the program that help us with our events. We have seen first hand, over the long haul, how love from the staff of the Union Gospel Mission has changed lives.
It is always a joy to attend the graduation service of the men who have completed their program. The testimony of the Union Gospel Mission is the success of their graduates. The men who have made, and continue to make the choice to work, raise their children to be successful and volunteer and give back to their community.
All of us have choices to make each day, choosing to live beyond ourselves and to put
God and others first is not always easy, but very rewarding. The staff of the Union Gospel Mission in Sacramento, CA at 400 Bannon Street have that gift of love. They give it out every day, to so many people. Lives are changed, hearts renewed and this is what community change is all about. Thanks team for always being there for so many.

 
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Thank you Ted and Dee, you are a Godsend to the Mission and everyone around you! Your hearts are full of Christ's love and compassion!

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3 people found this review helpful

We hold special events for the homeless at Union Gospel Mission, Sacramento, CA twice a year. They have the most helpful, loving and happy staff. They are always going the extra mile to help make the event run smoothly while demonstrating a heart of service and caring. From the Director to the interns a spirit of joy is felt by volunteers and guests alike. Thank you for making volunteering a blessed experience.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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5 people found this review helpful

A few years ago, my brother was in a very dark place. Living on the streets, addicted to drugs and alcohol, lacking true faith in Jesus Christ, he was on the verge of losing both his life and his soul.

Meanwhile, I knew Pastor Lane and many of the Spirit-filled professionals at Union Gospel Mission in my capacity as an advisor for the Mission on business matters. Fearing for my brother, I called Pastor Lane to ask for his help. After listening to me describe my brother's circumstances, Pastor Lane invited him to apply for the Mission's one-year Faith-based recovery program. The Holy Spirit then gave my brother the courage to apply, whereupon he was accepted, and just over a year later successfully completed the program while becoming steeped in newfound Faith and Trust in our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Today, my brother is once again healthy - physically, emotionally and spiritually - and living a blessed, Christ-centered life.

My brother and our entire family are so very grateful to Jesus and the Holy Spirit for bestowing such marvelous blessings on my brother, and likewise grateful to the leadership and staff at Union Gospel Mission for introducing him to Jesus, and contributing in such a meaningful way to his recovery and Salvation.

 
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5 people found this review helpful

I have participated with Union Gospel Mission Sacramento for ten years now. They are great at their mission and vision. I have recommended many, many people to their care without hesitation. I have initiated support for them and been honored to come alongside them as they care for needy & hurting people. UGM is an under-appreciated ministry and deserves the status of Great Nonprofits!

 
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5 people found this review helpful

Union Gospel Mission has been a major influence in bringing many to Christ and guiding them to a great future in serving our Lord. My own husband is one of these who has benefited from their ministry! I thank the Lord for this kind place!

 
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5 people found this review helpful

I had the pleasure of being apart of the Union Gospel Mission Annual Birthday Party for the Homeless along with Connecting Gods Movement (CGM) and Del Paso Union Baptist Church family. They welcomed us with open arms as we served the people of God. There is truly some amazing work going down here, with so many beneficial programs to help the people in need. I highly recommend donating, partnering and volunteering with this organization. They are doing WONDERFUL things for this community.

 
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3 people found this review helpful

UGM isn't just preaching the Gospel, they're living it out. They're loving people back to life by helping them while they're down. Reminding those in need that they are loved and that they matter.

 
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6 people found this review helpful

My name is Erick Laguna...I have something I would love to share here...one of the greatest thing that has ever happened to me was the day I stepped into UGM...I was a lost, soulless, immigrant, addicted to drugs who only spoke one language back then..."Spanish"...with signs and as I could I told them, "porfavor, necesito ayuda." This means: I need help!.
Without hesitation pastor Tim Lane and Tom Mooney gave me and provided me the help I so much needed back then...home, food, cloth and Jesus...for 13 months I lived in this facility...I graduated from this awesome program...there I was given the armor of God... one night in prayer I was baptized by the Holy Spirit...I learned so much about my savior...today I am an active youth leader in my local church burning with passion for our present generation...I have a beautiful wife and a boy whom won't trade for anything in the world...God has blessed me so much!!! As an immigrant you have no idea what this kind of unconditional love means...to be told by many "you're no good" hurts, but to be told "you're good" by one person can change one's life...this is what happens to me at UGM...I always say UGM is my first home and heaven my last! Eternally greatful for UGM!

 
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Hi Erick, this is Eileen Trussell and I just read your review to Pastor Tim (and will to Pastor Tom when I see him). You touched us with your heartfelt and amazing testimony that only God can do (got a little teary)! Pastor Tim would love to see you and says to come by for a visit whenever you can. We still have lunch at 12:00 pm and Friday morning breakfast and chapel service at 7:00 am! If that's not possible, our number is (916) 447-3268. God Bless you and your family!

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3 people found this review helpful

Both of our Family and our Family's Business are both Monthly and Holiday Sponsors of Union Gospel Mission.

Union Gospel Advocates that no Child or Parent be left behind in their Education!!

Union Gospel Mission gives their Clients. ' Our Whole World ' in our Clients Hands !!

Dustin and Julianna Hawley and Family

 
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4 people found this review helpful

My husband and I have been monthly donors to Sacramento's Union Gospel Mission for more than a year now, and we are impressed with the programs that this non-profit has for the homeless. We especially enjoyed reading about a men's graduation from one of the programs that was described in an e-newsletter in the recent past. We also appreciate the Gospel Mission's cards that we received online to hand out to people on the streets of Sacramento.

Overall, Union Gospel Mission is a very good charity that really tries to help people. We feel lucky that it's here in Sacramento, California, where the need for poverty relief is great.

 
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4 people found this review helpful

Wonderful group of people that personify Christian charity in action.

 
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