How We Help
Our neighbours are struggling
Across Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley, more people than ever are facing poverty, being pushed into homelessness, and experiencing addiction.
Metro Vancouverites experiencing homeless
Downtown Eastside families living below poverty line
British Columbians passed away from opioid overdose from Jan-Oct 2021
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 that lovingly journey with people as they rebuild their lives.
Explore our Continuum of Care
Offer practical assistance, counselling, spiritual guidance, and referrals.
Restore dignity, giving community members the freedom to focus on rebuilding their lives, while connecting to other UGM programs.
Offers freedom from addiction through live-in programs, where participants are equipped with tools to transform their lives.
Help people identify their strengths, build skills, and increase the chances of finding meaningful work.
Provides stability for families and individuals, helping re-establish them in the community.
Guide the next generation through afterschool programs, summer camp sponsorship, mentorship, and life skills workshops.
We see communities transformed
We’ve been feeding hope and changing lives since 1940, but it’s the help of caring people like you that’s making today's deep impact possible in our communities.
In 2020, kind-hearted people like you helped give:
hot, nutritious meals daily
men & women life transformation through recovery
people housing, work, recovery, or health services opportunities
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 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!
Your Support Could Change a Life!
Join us in ending poverty, homelessness, and addiction in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley.