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Union Gospel Mission Breaking Ground on New Home for Homeless Women and Children (Photo) - 06/22/22

For Immediate Release                                                                               Contact: Courtney Dodds 

June 20, 2022                                                                                                         Cell: 971-275-2334

Union Gospel Mission Breaking Ground on New Home for Homeless Women and Children

Portland, Ore., - Union Gospel Mission is hosting a groundbreaking celebration on Wednesday, June 22nd for their new home for women and children. This new home will provide long-term recovery housing and care for women and their children who are experiencing, homelessness, addiction and abuse.  

Event Information: The groundbreaking will take place on June 22nd at 1pm at 18555 NW Rock Creek Blvd, Portland, OR 97229

Sadly, Union Gospel Mission turns away women every month who are seeking safety from domestic violence, help for addiction, and healing from trauma. This new home will be 52,000 square feet, with 52 rooms allowing UGM to double its capacity to serve more than 2,000 women and children in the coming decade. 

This new facility will be equipped with incredible spaces for healing and transformation. It will include spaces for community building, onsite counseling, parenting classes, a children's education center, a chapel, and more. It will create spaces where community and healing can naturally occur. By alleviating barriers to services and designing an environment that allows women to feel supported and loved, they can commit to intensive services and make a significant commitment to restoration.

UGM plans to open the new home in 2023. The cost of this project is $17.8M to build and furnish. To date, UGM has raised just over $14M. 

About Union Gospel Mission: Union Gospel Mission’s purpose is “Feeding the hungry, restoring the addict and loving our neighbor.” Union Gospel Mission has been serving Portland since 1927. Union Gospel Mission provides meals and care for the homeless and operates LifeChange -- a transformative recovery community for men, women and children. Contact Union Gospel Mission at 503-274-4483, ugmportland.org or on social media @ugmpdx 


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