Ministering to the homeless men, women, and children from the streets of Sacramento is a commitment that comes from the heart. At UGM, we feed, clothe, and shelter people because we truly care about their hunger and discomfort. We do not judge them or treat them with indifference, but rather as welcomed guests in our home.
To work in a rescue mission like the Union Gospel Mission is to become a servant to the poor, indigent, and needy. There is no hype or glorification here, only vital jobs that need to be done.
There are 84 beds to strip every day, as well as washing and drying all the bedding. We have around 9,000 meals to prepare every month. And we must collect, sort and distribute clothing 365 days a year.
We take great pride that one third of the Union Gospel staff helping with these unending tasks are men who are graduates of our rehibilitation program. These men have chosen to work at the mission as a way of giving back. No one is better equipped to work with homeless men and women with addictions than those who have walked the same streets they do. These dedicated workers are living examples of what can be accomplished, and proof that recidivism can be conquered.
For them, our other professionals and our many volunteers, this is a ministry of passion and a place that changes lives forever!