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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.


Handbag designer gives hope to homeless women in Seattle

Handbag designer gives hope to homeless women in Seattle
Joy Egbegimba, the designer behind Nuciano Handbags, walked into Hope Place with three brand new purses for three women, just in time for Mother's Day.

Homeless families on the rise, Union Gospel Mission says

Homeless families on the rise, Union Gospel Mission says
Groups that work with the homeless in the Seattle area are seeing an increase in the number of children who don't have permanent shelter.

Brothers find success after 'The Jungle'

Brothers find success after 'The Jungle'
The Bol brothers were Sudanese refugee children who fled civil war but found themselves in 'The Jungle'. After getting through the Mission's program, they have found success.

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.