Dallas, Texas November 12, 2021 –Union Gospel Mission (UGM) Dallas honored their veterans by teaming up with Dr. Natalie Stimpson of Scripted Smiles Mobile Dental services, who offered free dental service to the veterans residing at the shelter. Click to View Photos With veterans making up 8% of the country’s homeless population, UGM Dallas and partners, like Dr. Natalie Stimpson, are finding ways to honor these men and women who served our country. Click for Video

“It is partnerships with outstanding community leaders, like Dr. Nat, that enable UGM Dallas to offer the homeless in our community not only basic services like food and shelter but also health related services,” stated Bruce Butler, CEO of UGM Dallas. “At UGM Dallas, we assist our veterans during their time of need and also provide the support to help them transition to independent living.”

During the holidays, UGM Dallas will open their doors to the homeless men, women, children and veterans in the community giving them reprieve from colder weather and a hot, nutritious meal. On Thanksgiving Day, residents will be served a traditional meal of turkey and sides.  To learn more about our Veterans Program, to donate or find opportunities to volunteer, visit www.ugmdallas.org.

About the Union Gospel Mission Dallas

Established in 1949, Union Gospel Mission Dallas (the Mission) has been restoring lives through the Word of Jesus Christ.  This faith-based nonprofit organization supports individuals and families experiencing homelessness with shelter, food and clothing, as well as a Discipleship and recovery program, vocational job training and development, state-licensed childcare services, medical care, transportation, substance abuse prevention, and transitional and permanent housing.

During the COVID-19 pandemic lock-down, UGM Dallas opened their doors to provide 24/7 shelter in place to all their clients, most of whom previously only used their facility as a night shelter. In 2020, the Mission provided 496,705 meals and 128,206 nights of shelter. UGM Dallas also served 113 veterans in their men’s shelter in 2020. The men, women and children that are served represent the living, breathing embodiment of the grace of change. The Mission is committed to doing everything possible to transform lives to end homelessness one person at a time.