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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.

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49 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

6 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.

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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!

Volunteer

Rating: 4

UGM is very committed to serving homeless, preaching the gospel, helping turn lives around. Always responsive to my emails. Appreciative when we come to serve meals.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

UGM had change my life back in 2009 in the program. I became Internal there and Got hired on and still with UGM as Evening Supervisor helping others like I been help. Showing how God save me and help me become better man for my family and friends. God bless you All my our Lord Jesus Christ keep you in his Love and Grace now and forever. Amen

Supervisor,
Bobby Chatman

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have met and heard the testimony of hundreds of the graduates of the Union Gospel Mission and through each and everyone of those, they share the difference the Mission has made in their lives. How the staff and the other men on the program have helped them get through a tough time and how their lives have been improved. There has never been a graduation ceremony that I have attended that I have not been moved to tears from the men that completed the Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation Program after they shared their appreciation and stories. The staff reflects a tremendous amount of sincere helpful and loving attitudes and they all strive to help those struggling with addictions or homelessness. I am also thankful the Mission is able to also help women with their lives as well, through the Woman's Clothes Closet and the Bible Studies. Through the constant prayers and petitions to the Lord, the Mission is truly blessed.

Client Served

Rating: 5

They help with different services. I love the way they make you feel you are important no matter what the need is.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A loved one received assistance and guidance from this amazing place. I would recommend Union Gospel Mission to anyone in need.

Donor

Rating: 5

Union Gospel Mission is the non-profit at the top of our "love to support" list!! We have personally known their staff & dedication to helping those in need for several years as client served, donor & professional in related field. Their tireless & unselfish work is unmatchable. UGM is totally responsible in their use of funds & items donated. They truly care about & love the brothers & sisters who come to them for help. We whole-heartedly support UGM & urge you to join us!!!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The volunteers in the Womens Clothes Closet are amazing. Full of gentleness and guidance, knowledge and willingness to love on the gals who show up. They are also Prayer Warriors! Thank you to each one for enriching the lives of so many!
Miriam Doonan

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!

1

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.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

2

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.