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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.


King County gifts Union Gospel Mission new 'Morning Watch' van

King County gifts Union Gospel Mission new 'Morning Watch' van
King County Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles said the van was one of four the county retired and allowed her to donate. She said the application process specifies the vehicles must be used by non-profits to help vulnerable populations.

For Seattle homeless people, high temperatures can be just as dangerous as the cold

For Seattle homeless people, high temperatures can be just as dangerous as the cold
"We have teams going out during the day and then for our usual search-and-rescue at night, and they're looking for symptoms of heat-related illness," Griffin said. "If they see somebody that looks like they're affected badly by the heat, they will take them to Harborview [Medical Center] or call the paramedics."

Team Mission helps runners overcome homelessness and addiction

Team Mission helps runners overcome homelessness and addiction
For a group of formerly homeless people, recovering from years of turmoil and addiction, part of staying clean and sober now involves lacing up a pair of sneakers.

Non-profit helps kids in foster care in Washington

Non-profit helps kids in foster care in Washington
Office Moms and Dads is a group working to help comfort kids in foster care throughout the state of Washington during some of the most difficult moments of their lives.