UNION GOSPEL MISSION

Rating: 5 stars   16 reviews

Issues: Job Training, Food, Homeless & Housing, Human Services

Location: 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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Rating: 5 stars  

This organization helps the poorer of the poor. The employees and volunteers pour their hearts out for the needy. They provide shelter for homeless men and they have a great rehabilitation program for men. They also provide clothing to women and children. They provide food boxes for the needy.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Our church (Covenant Reformed) has been very blessed to have the Union Gospel Mission act as our hands and feet in the ministry to the least, the last and the lost in our community. A terrific, caring group of dedicated people who should be supported year-round, because the needs are there year-round.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I'd encourage them to seek out more volunteers to present their ministry online.

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2014

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It has been such a meaningful experience for me to be a volunteer in the Women's Clothing Closet ministry. I love the way the clothing closet has been set up to look just like a small retail business. It shows respect for the women who come and helps them maintain a sense of dignity. I look forward to the days I'm scheduled to help out because I know I am part of a team that really cares about women who are struggling to make life work.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Enlarge the facility so it could serve more women more frequently. Be able to include space for clothing for children of all ages.

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

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Union Gospel Mission has provided food for my family on occasions when I had only enough money for groceries or food. They required no income documentation or other personal information - only an explanation of my need. They are a blessings!

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Likely

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

Some

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Very Well

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Definitely

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have volunteered at UGM with Bayside Church. I've also helped to pass out meals on Thanksgiving, as well as donate for Tday and Christmas Dinners. When I was given the tour of UGM, I was blown away by the opportunities given to homeless men who are willing to change their lives. The classes and the Bible Studies are such an amazing tool for these men to have what it takes to get ready to get back into the community.

And for women, The Women's Clothing Closet is such a blessing to women needing help, especially for job interviews .

The staff at UGM is so kind and helpful. Some of them are men who went through the Program!!!!

UGM is a blessing for the homeless in Sacramento, there should be more places like this for men and women looking to get off the streets and given another chance through the LOVE AND GOSPEL OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If i could doate more I would donate new furniture and supplies for the men and women they help there!

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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Rating: 5 stars  

This is a great program that helps many people. They give to the homeless and have done much for the drug addicted. All the money you give goes to help those in need.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

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Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

This organuzation is awesome, people here for 50 yeatrs doing
Gods work, they not only serve the lost and struggling folks but
They do it will gleeful snd generous hearts.... THEY WALK THE WALK!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Put one in every city

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Rating: 5 stars  

I work with Robinhooding for the Homeless and Union Gospel Mission is one of twelve shelters that we donate travel-sized hygiene items. They have an incredible program and I've met quite a few graduates who are happy, joyous, and thriving. Whatever they're doing WORKS!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Not change a thing, I think they have a great system in place.

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a volunteer at Union Gospel Mission. My brother asked me, years ago, if I ever donate to a charity could I please make it Union Gospel Mission. He went through a time in his life where he was addicted to drugs and alcohol. He turned to the mission for help. It was there that he accepted Jesus as his Savior. He said the staff there was very giving, loving and caring and if not for their help he didn't know where he would be today. With Jesus in his life and help from the mission he has been drug and alcohol free for 20+ years. I am so thankful for the mission because without their help my brother may not have been here today.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

expand the facilities so more men could go through the program and I would add a program for women.

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?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

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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