News room

The place for the latest on homelessness and poverty and the Mission's ever-expanding work in the community.

For all media inquiries, please get in touch with Torie Rynning — 206.353.9454 or trynning@ugm.org.


MY NORTHWEST: Difficult living conditions for Jungle residents

An averted rape. A 6-year-old child living under I-5 in the Jungle. A man whose face was attacked by rats while he overdosed on heroin. These stories are severe but were among those told during a three-week effort by Seattle officials and the Union Gospel Mission to tour the infamous Jungle homeless encampment that spans a greenbelt along I-5 through south Seattle.

KING 5 NEWS: Lawyers helping Seattle's homeless

Supporters of a 24/7 homeless shelter for women and children are about to kick off design and fundraising plans for a new facility in Kent.

KENT REPORTER: Kent homeless shelter for women, children

Supporters of a 24/7 homeless shelter for women and children are about to kick off design and fundraising plans for a new facility in Kent.

A life reimagined helps the homeless

A life reimagined helps the homeless
When former music teacher Pat Gray decided to retire, she began a mission to end homelessness in her community of Kent. With the help of Union Gospel Mission, neighborhood churches, and a team of volunteers, Gray opened KentHOPE, a day center for homeless women and their children.

Mission Response to State of Emergency

Mission Response to State of Emergency
The City of Seattle's declaration of a state of emergency on homelessness brings a spotlight on the complex issues around the escalating numbers of people experiencing homelessness in King County. The Mission affirms the Mayor's decision to center the city's focus on the immediate needs of those on its streets with additional outreach, services, and shelter.