Seattle's Union Gospel Mission

To serve, rescue and transform those in greatest need through the grace of Jesus Christ.

We're standing in the gap! We refuse to forget our poor and homeless neighbors. Our programs awaken hope in the hearts of people overcome with poverty and homelessness.

But that's not all. We're challenging the standard thinking about how to fight poverty with 5 key areas of service:

1. Hunger
2. Homelessness
3. Addiction
4. High Risk Youth
5. Poverty

Change like this won't become reality through our efforts alone. We're partnering with churches, organizations . . . and local government, to make this happen. Our work is made possible by people like you who believe it's time to bring hope to the darkest places in Seattle. Donate now to keep this work going.

“It was cold. No blanket, no cardboard, sleeping on the cement…there’s got to be more to life than this.” After his wife left him and took his kids, Mike turned to alcohol and heroin and began living outside on the streets of Seattle – a deadly place in the Winter for homeless neighbors like Mike.

Watch Mike’s incredible story and transformation now!

On a cold bitter night in November, First Sound Bank employees came out on Search & Rescue with us here at the Mission. The First Sound Bank team demonstrated what makes community banks special. It’s one thing to talk about the homeless crisis in our community, but to get their hands dirty and help on the front lines is something quite different. Their team demonstrated kindness, respect and love to the folks we serve on the streets.

Solving an issue like the one we have here in Seattle is one that is going to require all of us taking action. Thanks for taking action and joining us First Sound Bank!

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Darren from Search & Rescue says, "With temperatures like we've got out there – it's deadly. Our winter shelters are saving lives. It's the presence of God in each neighborhood. Many have never entered a church before. They come in and experience the love of God."

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“You know, seeing lives changed is the best thing of all.”

Janette Ravander has been seeing lives changed at the Mission for more than 12 years. Her constant, faithful volunteering started at the American Hotel, one of the first women’s shelters the Mission opened many years ago in the International District.

Janette’s home church — Boulevard Park Church – began by renovating and upgrading various rooms at the hotel for the women who would be staying there. “I accepted the Lord at Boulevard Park Church and have been a member there for 65 years,” Janette says. “My husband and I – along with other couples at our church, would ‘adopt’ a room. We’d fix it up to the best of our abilities, and turn it over to a new Mission resident.”

Over the years, Janette has stayed active and involved with the Mission. She followed the women’s shelter to South Seattle when Hope Place was built in 2009 … a place she describes as “heaven.”

Janette serves in the kitchen nearly every Wednesdays, but of course always does more whenever she’s needed. At the women’s graduation last November, she came and spent the entire day helping with meals, meal prep, as well as many other things.

When she’s not at the Mission, she’s networking with friends and her church to round up supplies—aprons, dish towels, clothing, blankets, etc.—that can be used throughout Hope Place and the Mission.

Janette captured the greatest and most impactful experiences she’s had with these simple words that she repeated multiple times to us: “You know, seeing lives changed is the best thing of all.”

She’s seen and been of part of this transformation throughout her many years of service and it doesn’t look like there will be any let-up in the years ahead! Thank you Janette!

If Janette's story has inspired you to want to volunteer, you can check out all of our opportunities at ugm.org/volunteer!

With dangerously freezing temperatures this winter, we are saving lives through our Winter Shelters.

For the month of December alone, we provided 3,208 people with a warm place to sleep and served 6,602 meals through 3 of our Emergency Winter Shelters. During their stay at the shelters, our dedicated and compassionate staff encourage our friends on the street with help in housing options, dental work, additional clothing, State Identification cards, legal assistance and the list goes on. These shelters are more than a place to sleep; they are a temporary home to offer hope, help, and love to our brothers and sisters in Christ.

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Watch Mike’s Story Now!

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“It was cold. No blanket, no cardboard, sleeping on the cement…there’s got to be more to life than this.” After his wife left him and took his kids, Mike turned to alcohol and heroin and began living outside on the streets of Seattle – a deadly place in the Winter for homeless neighbors like Mike.

Watch Mike’s incredible story and transformation now!

ugm.org “You never know when God's going to grab you. If you're not seeking Him, don't worry. He's going to find you. He found me. He's not lost, we are.”

Union Gospel Mission on Seattle's Homeless Problem

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“…You don’t see piles of garbage, you don’t see the derelict RV’s and you don’t see the tents – why do we see that here in Seattle and not in other parts of the country?”

Listen in as our own Jeff Lilley answers questions like this and more on The Ron & Don Show on KIRO Radio!

mynorthwest.com The president of Seattle's Union Gospel Mission has ideas about the city's homelessness problem. But people need to focus beyond just city officials.

Governor of Washington Jay Inslee Proclaims January 6, 2017 to be Seahawks Blue Friday

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Happy Official #BlueFriday friends!

We are so thankful for the Seattle Seahawks and their wonderful players! BIG shoutouts and thank you's to Kam Chancellor, Earl Thomas, Ricardo Lockette, Frank Clark (American football), Bobby Wagner, Richard Sherman, William Pericak, K. J. Wright, Rees Odhiambo and Alex Collins for supporting us in 2016! We love our Hawks!

#GoHawks #12sforGood #12s

seahawks.com Jay Inslee, the governor of Washington, has proclaimed January 6, 2017 to be 'Seahawks Blue Friday' as Seattle readies for its Wild Card playoff game against the Detroit Lions.

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