New Video: How Does Addiction Drive Someone to Homelessness?

How Does Addiction Drive Someone to Homelessness? from Union Gospel Mission on Vimeo. The third installment in our series about homelessness. In this video we tackle the complex issue of addiction and how addiction can drive someone to homelessness. Other videos in this series are “Why Do People Become Homeless?” and “How to Help a Homeless Person”

90th Anniversary Event Canceled

Dear Friends, We want to let you know we are cancelling our 90th Anniversary Celebration scheduled for Saturday, September 16 at 5:00 p.m. We make every effort to be good stewards of financial and human resources, and in analyzing and praying about this event, it became clear the best option was to cancel this event.  This does not mean we … Read More

Real Change in LifeChange: Jeff’s Story

Real Change in LifeChange: Jeff’s Story from Union Gospel Mission on Vimeo. Jeff’s struggle with alcoholism left him homeless. In LifeChange, he is learning to trust God and face new challenges.

Video: How to Help a Homeless Person

How to Help a Homeless Person from Union Gospel Mission on Vimeo. The second video in our three part series about homelessness. In this installment, we ask the homeless people we serve what is most helpful to them.

Bottled Water Needed for Homeless in Extreme Heat

Portland is expecting record breaking temperatures this week. Union Gospel Mission needs donations of bottled water for our downtown day room cooling station and to send out on the Mission’s Search + Rescue van. The Search + Rescue vans will be going out to homeless camps in the evening and distributing bottled water, providing juice and sandwiches. Union Gospel Mission … Read More

Thrift Store Expanded Hours Kick-Off

Come celebrate the new expanded hours at Union Gospel Mission’s Thrift Store on Saturday, July 29 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at 11611 SW Pacific Hwy in Tigard. Entire store will be 50% off during our celebration from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 29. Revenue from the store supports the LifeChange recovery program. Our store will now … Read More

Video: Why Do People Become Homeless?

Have you ever wondered how people become homeless? Union Gospel Mission asked some of the people we serve to share their story. This is the first in a series of videos about homelessness. Video: Why Do People Become Homeless? from Union Gospel Mission on Vimeo.

Union Gospel Mission Expands Services for Homeless in Extreme Heat

Union Gospel Mission is expanding services for the homeless during the forecasted extreme heat this weekend. Union Gospel Mission will be open extended hours on Saturday, June 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The Mission’s services are typically closed on Sunday, but will be open from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on … Read More

Real Change in LifeChange: James’ Story

James struggled with addiction and homelessness. Now he is restoring his relationship with his daughter and giving back to the community. Real Change in LifeChange: James' Story from Union Gospel Mission on Vimeo.