Since 1902

helping people rebuild their lives through a variety of time-tested and proven life-changing programs.

Our History

Founded in 1902, Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities (UGMTC) is a Christian ministry dedicated to serving people facing homelessness, poverty, or addiction in our community.  By meeting physical, spiritual, emotional, and educational needs, our Mission is changing lives!

The Mission helps people rebuild their lives by providing safe shelter, nutritious foodmedical care, and a broad variety of life-changing programs for children and adults.

Our goal is to encourage each person to value themselves as God values them, to see the gifts they have to offer the world, and to help them seek out a bright future as a fully contributing member of our community.

nutritious meals provided

men housed in shelters or transitional housing

women and children found safety

men and women refreshed their education

Help with meals and Medical Screening

Even in the COVID-19 crisis, Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities is open. While we have cut back on some volunteer opportunities, we still have two important opportunities for people in our community to get involved: served meals and be a medical screener at our Men’s Campus.

Stories of light


“A broken, throw-away dude”

 Have you ever tried to live life your own way, only to have it backfire on you? That’s what happened t Rich.

Then you stepped in and gave him a fresh start!

Rich’s troubles began with unhealthy choices he made as a teenager that continued for years. He worked, had stable housing, and had steady relationships. But then he started hanging around a tough crowd, and life slowly went downhill. 

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