Extended Services

Our extended services include long-term housing and discipleship programs, where clients participate in faith formation, educational and basic life skills programs.

Discipleship Program

All three shelters offer long-term, faith-based rehabilitation programs called Discipleship. These programs are designed to help people end their personal struggles with homelessness, first by establishing and nurturing a relationship with Jesus Christ, then by learning the skills necessary to re-enter society and live an independent life. This process includes graduating from the Mission’s Learning Center, obtaining a job and, in the final phase, living in a transitional living facility. Prior to graduation from the program, each disciple must be involved with a local church, have a savings account, hold a job and be living independently.
The Discipleship Program is self-paced, and usually takes between eighteen months and two years to complete.

Case Management

All those seeking to enter the Discipleship Program are interviewed by the Program Director and staff. Each person accepted into the program is assigned a chaplain who meets with them on a weekly basis to monitor progress and provide spiritual guidance. Before graduating, each disciple must be connected to a local church, and have $2000 in a savings account. Any client or disciple who has deep-seated mental or substance abuse problems receives professional help.

[vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” css=”.vc_custom_1482926273823{padding-top: 100px !important;padding-bottom: 100px !important;background-color: #f5f5f5 !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/2″][slz_main_title style=”style-2″ extra_title=”Center of Hope” title=”UGM”][vc_column_text]UGM Center of Hope (COH) is our shelter and Discipleship Program site exclusively for single women with children—offering three meals daily while providing a library, learning center, life skill classes, a chapel and medical clinic on-site.

UGM Center of Hope also has an on-site, state approved Child Development Center that cares for children from birth through kindergarten. This center allows the women in the Discipleship Program to be free to attend classes, look for jobs or get outside medical attention while knowing their children are in a secure, nurturing environment.

Center of Hope has a capacity of 235. Single women with children can stay for up to 90 days, unless they have entered the Discipleship Program before then.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][slz_main_title style=”style-2″ extra_title=”Hours:” title=”Intake”][vc_column_text]Families:
Monday – Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and holidays from10 a.m. to 12 p.m., 1 – 2 p.m.

Single Women:
Monday – Friday only, 9:30  – 11 a.m.

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The Mission provides transportation back and forth between the RiverPointe and our Center of Hope women’s shelter for shared meetings, chapel service, medical services, access to our library and learning center.

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