Community member outside at UGM's Easter Meal in 2021
Together, We’re Transforming Communities

One Life At A Time

Every day, people walk through UGM’s doors looking for hope. We journey with people as they courageously transform their lives out of poverty, homelessness, and addiction.

UGM-kitchen

How We Help

At UGM, we believe in meeting people wherever they’re at, and helping restore lives by providing for their whole needs. Whether that’s through a nourishing meal and safe shelter, or addiction recovery and supportive housing, our compassionate continuum of care is designed to bring deep healing, and build bright futures.

The Local Need

The need for help is greater than ever. The overlapping opioid, housing, and health crises are pushing people into poverty every day, and homelessness and addiction in Metro Vancouver is at an all-time high.

3,634

Metro Vancouverites experiencing homelessness

70%

Downtown Eastside families living below poverty line

1,782

British Columbians passed away from opioid overdose from Jan-Oct 2021

Our Locations

We offer care in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, and across Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. Our eight locations include drop-in centres, shelter, live-in recovery programs, social enterprise stores, and more.

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About UGM

We have a rich, 80-year history of feeding hope and changing lives. It’s given us a deep determination to transform communities, by demonstrating the love of Christ.

Our mission & vision

Get Involved with UGM

Volunteer

Use your hands and heart to make a difference. By giving your time, you show compassion, love, and kindness to our neighbours in need.

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Share items needed

By stocking up our Outreach teams with essential items and seasonal supplies, you provide vital care and a listening ear that can save lives.

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Other ways to help

Whether you’re a business, church, or an individual, there are plenty of ways to get involved! By joining us today, we can make an even deeper impact in our communities.

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