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UGM / One Life at a time

How We Help

Our neighbours are struggling

Across Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, and Greater Victoria, more people than ever are facing poverty, being pushed into homelessness, and experiencing addiction.


We meet people wherever they’re at

A man who has been living under a bridge for years. A woman fleeing domestic abuse. A single parent who just lost their job. Everybody’s circumstances and needs are different, but we believe unconditional compassion can lead to transformation.

We walk alongside people every step of the way

Though many of our connections are made around the dining table, we offer more than just meals.

Our continuum of care includes a comprehensive range of programs and services designed to intentionally support people as they rebuild their lives.

Explore our Continuum of Care

Offer practical assistance, counselling, spiritual guidance, and referrals.

Provide a foundation, giving community members the space to connect with other UGM programs and choose their next steps.

Helps people journey out of substance dependence through live-in programs, where participants are supported with resources to transform their lives.

Encourages people in identifying their strengths, building skills, and pursuing new employment opportunities.

Provides stability for families and individuals, helping re-establish them in the community.

Guide the next generation through after-school programs, summer camp sponsorship, mentorship, and life skills workshops.

Who We Are

Demonstrating the love of Christ, Union Gospel Mission is determined to transform communities by overcoming poverty, homelessness, and addiction — one life at a time.

UGM's chefs in the kitchen preparing a meal.

UGM first opened its doors 80+ years ago

We sought to be a light in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, offering soup and a few shelter beds. Today, we provide a hand-up to life-changing hope at eight locations across Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley.

Through the years, we’ve built strong relationships with the people we serve. We’ve learned so much about their challenges, and grown with their needs. Today, we’re connected to other service providers and work within a network of care.

How You Can Help

Our restorative work is made possible by big-hearted people like you — individuals, churches, businesses, foundations, and community groups who share our vision.

By working together, you can help transform communities, and build bright futures for generations to come. Give today!