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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Friday, December 8th, 2023 – Filling Bellies and Hearts This Christmas At Union Gospel Mission UGM’s annual Christmas Meal brings the DTES community together for the...
Dec 7, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Friday, December 1st, 2023 – Bringing Christmas Cheer Through Family Portraits At Union Gospel Mission UGM’s Annual Help-Portrait event empowers DTES folks through a free photo...
Dec 1, 2023
'Super Clinic' Empowers Underserved Community with Vital Services like Tax Assistance and CPP Access
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 14, 2023 – 'Super Clinic' Empowers Underserved Community with Vital Services like Tax Assistance and CPP Access Service Canada & CRA hold ‘Super Clinic’ at...
Nov 14, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Thursday June 15th, 2023 – Recovery Members to Receive Additional Counselling From New Partnership UGM & No Fear Counselling Collaboration Empowers Individuals on a Journey to...
Jun 19, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Tuesday, June 13th, 2023 - DTES Community Members Find Optimism & Opportunity at UGM’s 10th Annual Summer Connect Summer Connect event ‘increasingly crucial’ for individuals experiencing...
Jun 14, 2023
With a few articles in regional Fraser Valley newspapers circulating, we want to share the important context behind a video that was sent to the Mayor of Chilliwack by a...
Apr 25, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Friday, March 17th 2023 - Refugee Families Find Culture, Food & Connection at Special Nowruz Event UGM’s grant program helps support local Cultural Food Pantries for...
Apr 12, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Thursday, April 6, 2023 - Community Amid Chaos: UGM’s 33th Annual Easter Meal Pillar of DTES Community Creates Space for Renewal and Celebration (Vancouver, B.C) –...
Apr 6, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Thursday, December 1st 2022 – UGM Celebrates 82nd Christmas Meal Chilling cold and rising stigma can’t hold back love and connection around the Christmas table (Vancouver...
Dec 1, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Thursday, July 7th 2022 – Kitchen Manager celebrates 20th anniversary at UGM & 80th Major Community Meal Served (Vancouver, B.C) – Seasoned Kitchen Manager Randy Spark...
Jul 7, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Tuesday, June 7th 2022 – Union Gospel Mission’s Summer Connect event is back after a 2-year-long pandemic pause! (Vancouver, B.C) – In the midst of an...
Jun 7, 2022
For families in the Downtown Eastside, affordable housing is vanishing. A newly opened centre is working to change that
Union Gospel Mission’s Women & Families Centre is open and filling an essential gap in intergenerational care Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside neighbourhood is a challenging place to be a child. Nearly...
May 7, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Thursday, April 14th 2022 – UGM To Serve 2400 Easter Meals Amidst Converging Crises Metro Vancouver woman who overcame homelessness and addiction: “I’m a story of...
Apr 15, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Thursday, October 28th 2021 – (Vancouver, B.C.) – For Sandra Pronteau, there is a sense of optimism when she thinks about Union Gospel Mission’s new Women...
Oct 28, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Thursday, October 7th 2021 – (Vancouver, B.C.) – Janice Szostak won’t let COVID fatigue exhaust her efforts to give back to the Downtown Eastside community that...
Oct 7, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Thursday, April 1st 2021 – (Vancouver, B.C.) – When Virginia Whalen was serving swanky dishes at one of the three restaurants she once owned, the 63-year-old...
Apr 1, 2021