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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 Elizabeth Griffin — 206.473.0228 or egriffin@ugm.org.


Let's flood Seattle's Union Gospel Mission with most-needed items

Let's flood Seattle's Union Gospel Mission with most-needed items
It's been bitterly cold and just imagine being out on the streets every night, walking around, huddling with the only belongings you have just to keep warm.

New sweep of homeless camp under Spokane Street Viaduct

New sweep of homeless camp under Spokane Street Viaduct
Seattle Fire Chief Harold Scoggins said it's created "a specific fire hazard that needs to be addressed for the safety of the vulnerable people living there and the bridge itself."

28 Seattle families getting kicked out as city shuts down Aurora Ave. motel

28 Seattle families getting kicked out as city shuts down Aurora Ave. motel
There will be 28 Seattle families that will become displaced when the city's vacate order takes effect on the Aurora Avenue property where the Georgian Motel sits.

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.