Programs

Transforming Lives
For Over 122 Years

The Mission provides safe, comfortable lodging and showers for individuals who find themselves without shelter and needing a place to rest and get out of the elements. These guests might be transients passing through the area, some are people struggling as they work to get back on their feet and a few others are individuals that choose to join our discipleship program and become accountable in several areas of their life.

Our Men’s Facility provides space for 80 men and our Women & Children’s Facility can accommodate 48 women & children.

Homeless men come to UGM from every walk of life. Some are traveling across the country and stop because they have heard of the Mission. Some simply want a place to lay their head and get something to eat. It’s important for us to recognize that the mission field is right here in Sioux Falls. I’d like to see the body of Christ become more involved with the Mission and our clients … be Jesus to people … be their friends.

- Todd Hill

Men's Center Co-Director for over 22 years

Men’s Shelter

We offer biblically based assistance, rehabilitation and discipleship for men who need help with life essentials and for those who are ready to build stable futures.

Program Details

Contact our Men’s Center to learn more about program opportunities and ways to serve your needs.

 

  • Shelter beds are located in the clean and substance-free environment of our Men’s Center with overflow capabilities as needed during extreme weather conditions. 
  • We offer three wholesome meals daily for men who spend the night at the Mission and attend chapel service.
  • Basic medical care is provided by our on-site health clinic.
  • Clean showers and personal-hygiene items are provided.
  • Case management care is available to connect men with social services and resources for housing and employment.

Looking for a job?

Contact us to learn more about program opportunities.

For all Men’s Center program questions and spiritual development opportunities, contact Todd Hill
or Justin Heckel at 605-357-8271 or office@ugmsiouxfalls.com.

Women’s Shelter

We offer women, children and families the physical essentials and the emotional and spiritual guidance they need to achieve stability.

Program Details

Contact our Women’s Center to learn more about program opportunities and ways to serve your needs.

 

  • Shelter beds are located in the clean and substance-free environment of our Women’s Center with capabilities as needed during extreme weather conditions. 
  • We offer three wholesome meals daily for men who spend the night at the Mission and attend chapel service.
  • Basic medical care is provided weekly by our on-site health clinic.
  • Clean showers and personal-hygiene items are provided.
  • Case management care is available to connect women, children and families with social services and resources for housing and employment.

Know someone who needs help?

Our weekly support group was designed for any women who have experienced domestic violence or sexual assault of any kind. Contact us at 605-553-5388 to learn more.

Love working with kids?

Contact us to learn more about volunteer opportunities at our Women’s Center.

Looking for a job?

Contact us to learn more about hiring opportunities at our Women’s Center.

Moving into the Union Gospel Mission Women’s Center provided me with a safe place that I needed so desperately. I was also surrounded with mentors to help pay my debts, save money, stay mentally healthy and even have weekend visits with my son! 

- Roechelle Williams

Women's Center Case Manager

inspiring stories of hope

A Safe Place To Call Home

Roechelle Williams needed a safe place … away from the abuses she had endured … away from meth and alcohol … away from the triggers that tempted her back into addiction again and again. 

If she could find a safe place, she could work on the long list of requirements to get her son back: get out of debt, stay sober, find and keep a steady job and move into a place of her own. 

Thankfully, she knew about Union Gospel Mission. 

Roechelle had stayed at the Mission twice, and she knew they would welcome her back. “I was sober, but I needed to get away from the triggers or I would start using again. And that meant losing my son for good.” 

Moving into Union Gospel Mission would provide her with that safe place she needed so desperately, and with mentors to help her pay her debts, save money, stay mentally healthy and even have weekend visits with her son! 

“I had a great job in construction,” she says. “I was pulling up my credit score, but I still had felonies and evictions against me. I needed to find a landlord willing to work with me. There were just a lot of barriers to knock down.” 

In our Women’s Center, Roechelle met each challenge and finally achieved her greatest goal—getting her son back! But there was one more exciting change to come…coming back to UGM to work! Read more on this story in our Fall 2021 newsletter. 

For all Women’s Center program questions and volunteer opportunities, contact us at 605-334-6732 or office@ugmsiouxfalls.com.

Chapel Services

Throughout the year, we partner with area churches and ministries for chapel services which are held every day, seven days a week at 7:00 PM for both our Men’s and Women’s Center. Daily bible studies are also offered throughout the week for guests who participate in our discipleship program.

I had hope because every day chapel services are offered at the Mission. This blessed my heart and soul and gave me peace. When Lin recalls facing the unknown, he described it this way: “I was like a sailor on the sea. The waves are strong, and the sailor tries to hold onto the boat, and it’s hopeless. Then someone said, God is with you! And so I have peace and hope. Now I hold on to God.

Spiritual development

Blessed In Heart And Soul

At only 25, Lin Zeng has already experienced homelessness in a foreign land. Lin came from China to attend SDSU, but in less than one semester, Lin ran out of money, lost the roof over his head, lost his immigration status, and lost his dream. 

Lin attended Holy Life Tabernacle in Brookings and asked his pastor, David Kaufman, for support and prayer. Pastor Kaufman counseled and prayed with Lin, then helped him connect with Union Gospel Mission. Read more in our 2021 winter newsletter.

Spiritual Assistance

We offer spiritual discipleship and mentorship with our Men and Women’s Center programs. Click the link below to learn more about how to have a relationship with God, learn how to pray and more.

Thomas F. Morse Center

Our education center is available weekly and provides adult learning, education, and employment services. Contact us today to learn more about our education assistance program – GED, life skills, and computer literacy.

Lamplighters

Join our monthly gathering of men and women who gather to hear about ministry updates, fundraising and serving opportunities and other ways to support UGM’s community efforts.

Chapel Every day at 7PM