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Union Gospel Mission Sacramento

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Causes: Homeless & Housing, Homeless Shelters, Housing Rehabilitation, Mental Health, Residential Mental Health Treatment, Substance Abuse Treatment

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

Direct beneficiaries per year: 104,759 Meals Served to Men, Women and Children, 1,274 Food Boxes to Families and Seniors, 21,900 Homeless Men Sheltered, 13 Men Graduated from our 9 month in-house Recovery Program, 1,158 Women & children served through our Women's Clothing Closet, 2,592 Mailroom Services, Men & Women, 35,920 Articles of Clothing & Shoes Given, 9,895 Hygiene Products Handed Out, 624 Men's Haircuts, 45,265 Attended Chapel Service

Geographic areas served: Sacramento

Programs: Homeless Shelter, Men's Drug & Alcohol Recovery Program, Food Boxes to Families and Seniors, 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.

Community Stories

42 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

5 teddeebur

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Comments ( 2 )

Union Gospel Mission Sacramento Thank you Ted & Dee, you are a Godsend to the Mission and everyone around you!

Union Gospel Mission Sacramento 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!

Donor

Rating: 4

This mission house is doing more than any other nonprofit around. They have many options for helping homeless and needy, all in the name of Christ the Lord. Not many big shelters around give eternal spiritual hope for the needy souls

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great experience, first time serving at the church service. Good participation and accommodation to make sure everything would work with equipment, and audience attendance/participation was also really good. Look forward to serving the needy again!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Union Gospel Mission consistently shares the love of God with everyone who walks through their door.

Donor

Rating: 5

The cause provides loving, but effective aid to the homeless. The give and educate while exemplifying God's great love.

Donor

Rating: 5

Love that this is not simply a \u2018give away\u2019 mission - ministry is

Donor

Rating: 5

Amazing people, amazing mission - very proud to support!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been working in this field for 30 years and have not found a place that does all that UGM has done over the last 54 years.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Union Gospel Mission is doing everything well. This organization is helping a tremendous amount of people while keeping God at the center of their mission to help. I think they could improve by advertising more, maybe. Other than that they are doing an excellent job.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It gives the homeless food & shelter along with an opportunity to enter a program where they learn how to live out the gospel daily & are given assistance finding a job. They need a women's program also.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We appreciate the generosity of the Union Gospel Mission. We benefit greatly from their generosity. Their Christian love shines through.

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Donor

Rating: 4

Union Gospel provides physical and emotional assistance to those in need. They offer a compassionate place for those who need relief.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They have a great public outreach in the public sector My donations appear to be utilized wisely by the director and staff of UGM. Good success stories from the people this mission serves

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Union Gospel Missiom rehabilitates men and puts them to work. I've personally met some of their men and enjoy talking and working with them. I've dealt with them in ministry as well as personally donating furniture that they picked up with great service. Only improvement would be more publicity to get more support.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

When I was in a dark place in my life the Mission was there 7 days a week. It was nice to get a hot meal, shower and clean clothes. Of all The word of God.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This nonprofit is excellent at providing men who are without shelter a place to stay and eat for the night while preaching the message about the Gospel. It can improve if it was an autonomous entity free from the influence of a board.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This Mission is a light house in a dark area. They continue in there endeavor to get the Gospel out.

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Advisor

Rating: 5

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.

5

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

5 Kendra6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.