Dallas, TX – October 9, 2019 Union Gospel Mission (UGM) Dallas was recognized by Dallas City Councilperson, Casey Thomas, II, and the Office of Homeless Solutions for their work with the community and assisting the homeless in the Dallas community. With homelessness being identified as a key strategic priority, the City of Dallas established the Office of Homeless Solutions for the express purpose of consolidating all services available to those experiencing homelessness. UGM Dallas has collaborated with the city to prevent and end homelessness since 1949. Under the leadership of CEO Bruce Butler, UGM Dallas is celebrating 70 years of serving meals, meeting spiritual needs, and providing shelter and training to the homeless in the Dallas area so they have a chance to rebuild their lives and become productive members of our community. Click here for photo
“It is an honor to work alongside so many wonderful individuals and groups who are dedicated to helping those less fortunate in our community,” stated Mr. Bruce Butler, CEO of UGM Dallas. “We are grateful to the City of Dallas for this award, and we look forward to 70 more years of reaching out to those in need.”
October 10th has been set aside by Dallas and other cities, states, and countries on six continents to observe World Homeless Day. This is a day was created to inform people about the issues of homelessness, highlight the needs of persons experiencing homelessness, and call our community to action to end homelessness together.
About UGM 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 child care services, medical care, transportation, substance abuse prevention, and transitional and permanent housing.
In 2018, the Mission assisted individuals in Dallas County by providing more than 188,026 nights of shelter and serving 582,433 meals. UGM Dallas also houses 181 veterans in our men’s shelter each month who were previously homeless. Forty-five percent of the clients who received services from UGM Dallas were first-time clients. These men, women and children represent the living, breathing embodiment of the grace of change, and the Mission is committed to doing everything possible to transform lives and end homelessness one person at a time.