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


A candid account of the Seattle homeless crisis

A candid account of the Seattle homeless crisis
The Mission has served and communicated with the Seattle homeless population for decades. Mission President Jeff Lilley answered the city's request for insight and took officials with the mayor's office and city council members on a tour of Seattle's homeless sites. Lilley was asked what he would do about the homeless crisis in Seattle.

For aid workers on front lines, clearing of Jungle an unequivocal success

For aid workers on front lines, clearing of Jungle an unequivocal success
Was the months-long effort to clear Seattle's Jungle homeless encampment worth it? The City Council is unconvinced. But the people who actually did the work have 87 reasons the council's wrong.

Seahawk Kam Chancellor donates 500 backpacks for kids

Seahawk Kam Chancellor donates 500 backpacks for kids
Seattle's Union Gospel Mission distributed backpacks to 500 high-risk students on behalf of Seattle Seahawks Safety Kam Chancellor. "Parents and children really rely on this! When the school year starts, they're ready to go," says John Reid, Director of Youth Services.