Seattle's Union Gospel Mission

A nonprofit organization

$94,948 raised by 369 donors

47% complete

$200,000 Goal

GiveBIG deadline extended to May 31

Seattle's Union Gospel Mission helps people who are lost in homelessness find lasting change through God's love. Thanks to a generous $200,000 GiveBIG Matching Grant, your gift will be DOUBLED to help twice as many people overcome addiction and homelessness!

We take our calling to love and care for our homeless neighbors very seriously. Many of our homeless neighbors are lost and alone on the streets. We start by learning their names and their stories, providing first for urgent physical needs, building relationships, and then offering long-term recovery programs. Our efforts help move people like Domonique to healthy, thriving lives.

GiveBIG today to join us in our mission to bring the love of Jesus and hope for a new life to our homeless neighbors.

Domonique's path from lost to found

Domonique had, in her words, “a pretty good childhood.” Raised alongside three sisters by their single mom, though, she says she “didn’t have that structure that I probably needed.” Domonique became rebellious during her teenage years, avoiding church and using alcohol and drugs — first marijuana, and later, cocaine.

Not long after leaving high school shy of graduation, Domonique lost her mom unexpectedly. She became depressed. “I went to a dark place,” she says.

Domonique and her boyfriend had two children together, but when he became addicted to prescription drugs, their struggles led to them being evicted. They broke up. He went to rehab, but she wasn’t ready.

Dominique spent most of the next nearly seven years being homeless. Drinking took over her life. “When I was unable to provide for my kids and I had to give (them) away to their dad, that was my rock bottom,” she says. “I knew I needed to do something because I couldn’t live without my kids.”

Domonique found her way to the Mission, where she says her life changed in “so many ways.” The Mission gave her stability, resources, education, and much more. She got her kids back and has grown close to God for the first time since she turned from Him in anger over her mother’s death.

“It's never too late. I knew this was a place where I could get help and my kids would be safe.”

As Domonique puts the pieces of her life together, she looks forward to providing for herself and her kids without any assistance. “I owe that all to God and to my recovery and to the Mission.”

Your gift makes a difference

Your partnership makes it possible for our team to love and care for our homeless neighbors during these challenging times!

Through the GiveBIG Matching Grant, your gift will be DOUBLED up to $200,000, to help TWICE as many find the kind of unconditional love and resources they need to overcome addiction and homelessness.

In the past year, the Mission served 395,182 meals. We provided 12,032 counseling and case management sessions. While delivering survival kits and lifesaving care, we learned the names of 4,000 people on the streets. We provided 61,718 nights of safe shelter and 2,611 hot showers with our mobile shower truck. That's remarkable, it sets the Mission apart!

But more homeless people are lost than ever and need your help to find a new path. In fact, there are an estimated 11,751 people fighting homelessness in the greater Seattle area. GiveBIG now to provide a path for the lost to become found. Thank you for your compassion and generosity!



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"We love because he first loved us." 1 JOHN 4:19 NIV

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Summary

Organization name

Seattle's Union Gospel Mission

Tax id (EIN)

91-0595029

Category

Housing & Shelter

Address

PO Box 202
Seattle, WA 98111-0202

Headquarters

3800 South Othello Street
Seattle, WA 98118

Service areas 0

King County, WA, US

Phone

206-723-0767

Website 0

http://ugm.org

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