On November 1, 1922, twenty-two churches of different denominations joined together during the Great Depression. There was one unified goal...to provide FOOD, SHELTER and HOPE to Northland neighbors in need. Union Gospel Mission (UGM) has seen many changes over the past 100 years, but what still remains are those three humble goals. There has always been a need for our services, and in recent years, the need has grown.
In 2021, UGM's onsite meal program served over 93,000 full, hot meals. Many of our patrons come from food-challenged households. The majority of these households include children or seniors on limited incomes. They rely on meals served at the Mission - it is truly what stands between them and hunger.
In addition to our meal program, UGM operates the Martin Inn, located upstairs of the dining hall. The Martin Inn provides low-income, transitional housing. UGM works with other housing entities to ensure rooms are filled. Short-term residents are connected to resources to secure permanent housing options.
UGM has provided hope for our neighbors in need for 100 years now. Christian values are practiced daily by providing a hand-up, not a handout. Hope... it does take a village - it takes us all of working together.