Men’s Ministries


Hungry, hurting and homeless, men in crisis come to Union Gospel Mission for help.

Whether it’s for a short-term stay or for our long-term recovery program, our guests find hope inside our doors 365 days a year. Partnering with local churches and the community at large, UGM provides comprehensive services in a Christ-centered environment.

One client at a time, we see the power of God break the cycle of homelessness through spiritual, emotional and physical renewal.

Do you or a loved one need help? contact us

The UGM Men’s Mission is located at:
345 Commercial Street NE, Salem, OR 97301

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Providing men with emergency services such as nourishing meals, warm safe shelter, a hot shower, clean clothing and personal care items are just the first step in sharing Christ’s love and providing for those in need.Guest Services

Meal times are as follows:

  • Breakfast: 6:30am-7:00am
  • Lunch: 12:00pm-12:45pms
  • Dinner: 5:30pm-6:15pm

In addition to emergency services, guests have access to:

  • Case managers
  • Counselors
  • Mail service
  • Temporary work referrals

As our staff develops relationships and trust with our guests, they are encouraged to join our New Life Fellowship program.

Supportive Services

We offer a Support Services Program for our guests with special needs who may not be able to seek employment services successfully. Within a Christ-centered environment, the clients have access to nutritious meals, safe shelter, clothing, and intensive case management to navigate the maze of government and private service agencies to assure these critical needs are met:

  • Medical/mental stability
  • Social Security income
  • Mental Health Case Worker (as needed)
  • Permanent Supportive Housing


For men whose greatest need is employment and housing, we offer a Christ-centered, safe, healing, long-term residential environment to assist them in finding employment and permanent housing. The goal of this program is to help men move back into our community with the tools they need to sustain a healthy, God-honoring lifestyle.

New Life Fellowship (NLF) Program

The NLF program is an extensive 15-month Christian discipleship and recovery program for men who are ready and willing to make a dynamic change in their lives as they learn to follow Christ.

Bible studies and systematic discipleship help the men in overcoming drug and alcohol abuse as well as learning to deal with other dysfunctional lifestyles, addictions and habits as they learn to depend on the Holy Spirit to guide and direct them.

Work therapy assignments help develop appropriate workplace skills.

The Learning Center and Valley Employment & Career Services programs help improve academic skills (and prepare for the GED exam) and ready men to return to the workforce with job readiness classes, resume preparation, mock interviews and job search help.

Exodus Program

After completing the NLF program, a man may continue to reside at the Men’s Mission for an additional 90 days in this aftercare program while seeking employment and housing. Once employed they may apply for residence at Grear Street Transitional Housing.

Christian Service Internship

Men who have completed the NLF program may apply for this 12-month program with ongoing Biblical training, continued discipleship and internship opportunities throughout the mission to ready them for vocational ministry service after graduation.

See Transitional Services for information about additional ways we serve the homeless community.