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Union Gospel Mission Association of St. Paul

Our Mission is changing lives!

aka Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities   |   Saint Paul, MN   |  www.ugmtc.org

Mission

Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities provides Christ-centered, discipleship-oriented pathways and programs that restore dignity and wholeness to men, women, and children.

Ruling year info

1929

CEO

Pamela J. Stegora Axberg

Main address

376 Western Avenue North

Saint Paul, MN 55103 USA

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EIN

41-0705847

NTEE code info

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

Temporary Shelter For the Homeless (L41)

Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs (K30)

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Since 1902, our organization has been addressing the issue of homelessness, poverty and addiction in the Twin Cities area. We rely on food and shelter programs to provide immediate relief from the most urgent needs of hunger and safety. Once these needs are met, we strive to create meaningful dialogue with our clients so they can understand the full range of programming we offer to help them break the cycle of homelessness, poverty and addiction they may be experiencing. In so doing, we hope to give them the needed tools to work toward lasting gainful employment and self-sufficiency.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Union Gospel Mission Programming

Meeting the physical, emotional, spiritual and educational needs of economically disadvantaged men, women and children of the Twin Cities.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We provide emergency shelter for men experiencing homelessness, as well as transitional housing for men, women and children who are working towards a more permanent housing solution. Often this housing is provided in concert with life skills, addiction counseling and occupational training as part of a holistic program to restore self-sufficiency.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We provide programming that helps people relearn life skills, obtain their GED (if needed) and provide job seeking and occupational training to find and retain gainful employment.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We provide residential addiction recovery programs using a four phase approach based on a traditional 12-step recovery program.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We provide community outreach services for children and families in the inner-city areas of St. Paul, focusing on recreation, improved study habits and family life skills development.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Independent Audit Statement - CliftonLarsonAllen LLP 2018

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of meals delivered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Union Gospel Mission Programming

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Two kitchens serve three meals a day to men, women and children, including two snacks a day for children in our care. These totals do not include Thanksgiving week meals for the community.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our vision is to see all men, women, and children healthy, whole, and successful through Jesus Christ and the transforming power of the gospel. In essence, we work toward restoring the lives that God intended for us to live by offering help to those wishing to overcome the challenges of homelessness, poverty and addiction.

We provide a methodical process designed to restore dignity and wholeness to all who desire it. We first aim to meet the physical issues facing those who come to the Mission, including hunger, shelter, and medical assistance. Once physical needs are meet, we strive to build community with any who seek it. Building community and trust allows our intake specialists and case workers to hold meaningful discussions about the challenges being faced by our clients. For those seeking help, we can then direct them to any number of programs, depending on their circumstances, that will help restore lives. Programs include, but are not limited to, temporary/transitional housing, dental services, medical services, treatment for issues of mental health, tax or legal issues, addiction recovery services, life skills training, job skills and interviewing training, exercise, discipleship programs, occupational training programs, and more. As mentioned earlier, our goal is to restore lives that God intended all of us to lead.

We have a number of physical plant locations that address the widespread needs faced by our clients and students. Our Men's Campus in St. Paul houses our main dining room as well as our emergency and transitional housing. It also houses our chemical dependency program (phases 3 and 4) and our discipleship program. Lastly, it contains our Central Services warehouse which processes all of our food and clothing donations used at all of our locations. Also in St. Paul, we operate the Naomi Family Residence, which provides safe shelter for women and children without a permanent home, many of whom are escaping abuse. This provides transitional housing for families as moms benefit from our life skills and job search training, while the children are cared for in the safe environment provided by our nearby Child Development Center. Lastly, we have outreach through a number of programs that either provide additional services to our students or reach other constituents in need.

Briefly, we have met our revenue goals for the last two years and have some aggressive goals for the coming year. We are able to accomplish this thanks to the enduring loyalty from our generous donors, who continue to believe in our mission and in how we have not wavered from that mission since our founding in 1902. We do look forward to the future and are always looking at how we can employ best practices in a fundraising environment that is undergoing significant change, and we are committed to keeping pace with those changes, because our community will be counting on it. We are also beginning to research the possibility of improving our facilities, whether that is enhancing the existing facilities we have or whether a new facility would be a better option, as we try and anticipate the future needs of our community and how best we meet those needs.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Union Gospel Mission Association of St. Paul

Board of directors
as of 05/26/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Kathy Stark

Kathy Stark

Thrivent Financial

Sonya Eastham

Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office

Ross Allen

Medtronic (retired)

Martha Coates

Wells Fargo

Eric Darling

Prime Therapeutics

Patricia Gregerson

DRH Interiors

Dr. John Mittelsteadt

Mittelsteadt Dentistry

Don Mortenson

Bethel University (retired)

Celester Webb

United Church

Board leadership practices

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    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/26/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data