The Difference is
Night & Day

Yakima Union Gospel Mission

The Yakima Union Gospel Mission exists to follow Christ in helping people move from homelessness to wholeness. Our doors have been open for over 85 years, and with your help, we will continue to serve our community and shine the light of Jesus Christ to all those in the darkness.

What we do

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Transformed Lives

Kevin says he has grown spiritually since coming to the Mission. God answered his prayers for housing, employment, and a car. His faith has grown seeing God provide for him. He is living in victory over his previous addictions and he has built a new community of faith in Yakima. "I have been restored."
Lyle was living on the river after getting kicked out by relatives. When it got too cold, he would come to the Mission for meals and shelter. While crossing the street one day, he was hit by a semitruck, nearly claiming his life. His injuries were extensive and require regular medical care for ongoing complications from the accident. He says the only reason he is alive is because of God and the care provided by YUGM's Medical Care Clinic and Adult Shelter staff. "It's the best place I've ever been. I love this place."
Mark found himself homeless after a knee injury prevented him from working and he lost his housing. Life on the street was rough for him and he came to the Mission to get shelter. He joined our Bridge Progrm with case management to address his barriers to independence, He was able to get on disability and into his own apartment. "I really thank God for the Mission. If I didn't have the Mission, I'd still be on the street or in jail. It's hard to move ahead when you are worried about what you will eat or where you will sleep. I don't feel like a burden to society anymore."

YUGM is here to help. Please join us on the journey!

joyce standing in the adult shelter

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