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.

Looking to mercy and justice to end homelessness in Seattle

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“Every individual [sleeping outside] is there because of a broken relationship. When we throw money at it we are not fixing the pain that may have launched them into an addiction or into a mental health crisis to begin with. If we are not meeting the needs of the individual, it makes us feel better that they are in housing - but they still have the pain that drove them out there to begin with.

“We’re all family. We all are on this earth together and we’ve got to stand together… It’s getting into a conversation with some neighbors and saying:

“What can we do in our block?
What can we do with our work?
What can we do as a family?”

- Jeff Lilley, President

kuow.org Bill Radke speaks with Jeff Lilley, president of the Union Gospel Mission, and Britt Olson, the vicar of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Ballard, about how

Celebrating One Year of YAES: the Young Adult Emergency Shelter | New Horizons

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A year ago we had the opportunity to partner with New Horizons to help open up a Young Adult Emergency Shelter. Over the course of the past 365 days, some absolutely incredible things have taken place.

Check out a few of the highlights that we've been honored to be a part of!

nhmin.org It’s difficult to believe, but one year ago New Horizons said yes to opening the Young Adult Emergency Shelter, which we’ve conveniently abbreviated to sound like a most enthusiastic agreement – YAES.

Want to help Seattle homelessness? Try saying ‘hello’

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“Be somebody’s constant. If you look outside your house and you see a homeless man sleeping on the side of the street, go out there, say ‘hello'...be their constant. You have no idea what an impact you will make.”

One of our rock star volunteers, Kristine Moreland, from The MORELove Project for Seattle's Homeless was interviewed by The Ron & Don Show on KIRO Radio!

mynorthwest.com As part of their ongoing mission to learn how to fight Seattle's homelessness problems, Ron and Don speak to the organizers of the More Love Project.

Seattle's Union Gospel Mission

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Do you enjoy hitting the pavement for a good run? Whether you’re an established runner or if you want to improve your skills or just be more active, the most fun, and meaningful way to do that is to join Team Mission. Training and running in community helps our runners to be accountable and consistent, resulting in improved times and distances.

Team Mission serves to build and support runners and athletes in recovery. We want to motivate men and women to push a little harder or go a little farther. As a result, they boost their fitness and maintain a positive attitude about running and recovery.

Join us Saturday, February 25th for our first Green Lake 5K race — limited to just 100 runners! Register now at the link below!

ugm.org Join Team Mission to support runners and athletes in recovery. We want to motivate men and women to push a little harder or go a little farther. As a result, boost fitness and maintain a positive attitude about running and recovery.

The Partners Group Employees Prep and Serve Meals at the Union Gospel Mission

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The Partners Group "employees focused their day of volunteering on meal prep and service for morning and afternoon meals. They also organized the storage rooms, engaged with members, and cleaned up the kitchen facility at the Seattle Union Gospel Mission."

We were blessed to have a team from The Partners Group come in this week spend the morning and afternoon serving at our Men's Shelter!

On behalf of those we serve, thank you for all your hard work!

tpgrp.com The Partners Group employees prepped, served and cleaned up meals as part of the holiday volunteering program at The Partners Group. The employees focused their day of volunteering on meal prep and service for morning and afternoon meals. They also organized the storage rooms, engaged with members,

Happy Valentine's Day, from our Mission family to yours!

A Night on the Streets: Seattle Union Gospel Mission's Urban Secrets Tour

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"We focus so much on the logistics of how we can end homelessness, sometimes we forget that just love is what’s needed."

"Thank you, Seattle's Union Gospel Mission, for this unforgettable experience. That night I truly saw my city in a way I'd never seen before."

A few weeks back we took some folks out on our #UrbanSecretsTour of Seattle, and one of our friends - Jess Estrada from Fresh Jess came along for the ride! She wrote a piece on her experience of seeing a different side of Seattle, and we think it's a great peek into what a night of Search and Rescue is like!

freshjess.com A night out in Seattle's darkest corners on Seattle's Union Gospel Mission's Urban Secrets Tour.

With all the snow we've received this winter, we are SUPER thankful companies like Destination Lighting. They held a clothing drive at all of their stores over the holidays and donated TWO PALLETS worth of warm winter clothing!

Thank you Destination Lighting for your giving hearts and generous donation! It's wonderful individuals like you who help keep our neighbors on the streets warm!

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