UGM-TC provides shelter for men, women and families. Each group has their own residence hall on campus and has access to all of the additional services offered. Admission into the program is first based on vacancies. Please click here to contact us regarding entrance into the Resident Program.
Upon entering the program, a professional social worker conducts a face-to-face comprehensive assessment with each client. Together, they identify the client’s strengths and challenges while establishing a trusting and empowering relationship. This is done through a case management plan designed to address the physical, emotional, spiritual and social needs for each client.
UGM-TC provides food, shelter and a warm bed to sleep in each night. Residents are given a bed and locker to call their own and can be assured they have a place to sleep every night.
Residents can escape the fear of violence on the streets while residing at UGM-TC and be comforted in knowing it is a safe place. We provide security and stability in a clean, controlled environment.
Often homeless individuals have not had regular medical care and their medical needs may have been neglected. UGM-TC provides a primary care physician/nurse practitioner for all adult residents through the Healing Shepherd Clinic. During their stay with us, residents are offered consistent medical care.
Many residents have some type of mental health disorder such as bipolar, schizophrenia, anxiety and depression. UGM-TC assists residents with their mental health issues and concerns by helping them get connected with the appropriate resources.
In addition, chemical dependency is often another illness experienced by the homeless population. UGM-TC social workers refer residents to chemical dependency experts who assess the degree of dependency and recommend the appropriate recovery program. UGM-TC provides relapse prevention groups, individual counseling and AA meetings onsite.
Spiritual development is a key component in changing the lives of the homeless. Active participation in a community of faith can give individuals a sense of connection and belonging. UGM-TC offers daily worship services in the Chapel. In addition, a comprehensive religious education program, ALPHA, is offered to all residents. These weekly meetings explore the life teachings of Jesus Christ in a friendly and relaxed small group setting. Residents see the power of God in their lives and can be grounded in faith.
Homeless people report that they feel alone in the world because they do not have supportive relationships with family or friends. Studies have demonstrated that having a network of supportive relationships contributes to physiological well-being. Residents begin to build a social network through the programs offered at UGM-TC. By residents participating in numerous classes and trainings such as life skills, anger management and domestic violence education, they begin to regain a sense of self-worth and re-develop their social skills.