Nightly Meals

We offer free meals every night of the year and twice on Sundays for men, women, and children who are poor or homeless and on the street. 64 different local churches participate by doing the chapel service or serving meals once a month.

Nightly Meal Guidelines:

  • Dinner is served at 8:30 pm every night and Lunch is on Sundays at 12:00 pm. You must attend chapel service in order to eat.
  • Chapel Service is at 7:30 pm nightly and 11:00 am on Sundays.
  • Meals are free and open to all Men,Women and Children that atttend Chapel.

Drug & Alcohol Program

Romans 12:2 Do not be conformed any longer to the patterns of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is, his good, pleasing and perfect will.

At UGM, we seek to help those troubled with addictions and alcoholism, to not only rehabilitate themselves physically, but to transform themselves spiritually. Many approaches to controlling these problems emphasize control. Too often, people become “dry drunks,” waiting to use again when life’s pressures become too much.

We believe that God offers transformation, the ability to truly change and no longer be held hostage by the chains of addiction. Our therapy involves physical, mental and spiritual support that helps men find a real, lasting answer to their problems, and a support community to help them restart their lives that involves over 31 churches in the Sacramento area.

Our regimen is strict, but it is born of compassion. To learn more follow the link below.

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Food Box Program

Most people know that the Mission feeds men, women, and children who are homeless and on the street. But our mission goes beyond helping those who come to us. We are active in the community, supplying food boxes to families unable to adequately feed their children in addition to the 9,200 meals we serve at UGM every month.

Weekly Food Basket Pickup and Guidelines:

  • Pickup times are Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning at 1:00 pm and ending at 2:00 pm.
  • You must call in advance to request a food box or request through this form. If you request through this form, you will be called to verify so please leave your phone number.
  • You can receive one food box, every 90 days for families with children and every 30 days for seniors over 62.
  • You must bring your valid ID along with a utility bill with current address (Proof of Residence).
  • (NOTE) Holiday Food Box Programs will vary from this schedule.​
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Mailroom Services

We offer mailroom services to homeless men and women.

MAILROOM HOURS:

Monday through Thursday, 9:00 – 11:00 am and 1:00 – 2:45 pm
Friday 9:00 – 11:00 am ONLY!!!!!!

Weekends and Holidays CLOSED

PLEASE NOTE:

To use the mailroom services you must have a photo ID and fill out a request form, to prevent fraud. If you are not on file, all mail received will be returned to sender. This is fraud prevention. Mail is usually delayed 1 day for processing. Mail is not delivered until late on Friday and there is no Saturday delivery so Monday’s mail delivery will cover 3 mail days and be handed out Tuesday morning.

MAILROOM RULES:

  • NO PACKAGES ACCEPTED!!!! We have no room to store these. First Class and Large envelope only. (VA medication will be accepted)
  • YOU CANNOT USE THE 400 BANNON STREET ADDRESS AS A (DBA) Doing Business As! (Under any Name) This will terminate your mail privileges immediately and all mail will be returned to sender.
  • You must check your mail within 14 days or it will be “Returned to Sender”. All mail services will be terminated if continuous failure to check. We do not have the space to store unchecked mail as well.
  • You may not receive any Sexually Explicit Mail at this address. Doing so will result in the loss of mailroom services. This includes certain magazines as well.
  • You must come in person to check your mail with photo ID.
  • You must have a photo ID to pick up your mail to minimize theft or fraud.
  • There will be NO CURSING, THREATS, or GESTURES made to the mailroom staff. This will result in the loss of your mailroom services! (No exceptions!)
  • You must first sign up to use our mail services or mail will be returned to sender.

Men's Clothing & Shower Hours

During these hours men can come in off the streets get clean clothes and a shower at no cost.

Our men’s clothing closet is stocked with the clothing that is received from donations. Pants, shirts, undergarments, jackets, hats, beanies, socks, belts and gloves.

We supply our guests with towels, shampoo, bar soap, toothbrush and toothpaste, underarm deodorant and shavers.

We also recycle the clothes that are turned in from guests that just received clothing from the closet. We wash them and put them back in the clothes closet if they are in good condition.

Monday – Thursday
9:00 – 11:00 AM and 1:00 – 2:45 PM

Friday – Saturday
9:00 – 11:00 AM only

Sundays, Holidays &
UGM Special Events Closed

Locker Rentals

We have lockers to rent. These are on a first come first serve basis. Those that are interested talk to the mailroom person.

Rental Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday 10:00AM – 11:00AM and 1:00PM – 2:45PM

Fees: $4.00 a week or $16.00 a month

Days and hours subject to change without notice.

Getting A Bed (Men Only)

Procedures to get a Guest Bed (Men Only):

Sign-ups for beds are nightly (7 days a week) at 5:30 pm on the back patio. We have 4 groups of guests. Newcomers, 3 Nights Out, 1 Night Out and Standby-List

To get a bed at the Union Gospel Mission, You must have a Current TB Card!!

  • Newcomers get priority on open beds. (Newcomers are someone who has never stayed at the Mission)
  • Repeater, 3 Nights Out are the next to get into open beds. These guests had a bed over 3 days prior, so if they have been out 3 Nights, they get priority over those who have only been out 1 or 2 nights.
  • Repeater, 1 Night Out is a guest that had a bed within the last 2 days.
  • Standby-List are guests that were unable to get a bed and were put on standby.

Repeat guest sign-ups are on a first come first serve basis.

Winter Warming Center

Our Winter Warming Center opens November 1st through March. it takes the homeless off the streets out of the rain and cold weather. It saves lives….. When other winter shelters are closing due to budget cuts, this does not stop the homeless from being out in the winter elements. Many people die on the streets in the winter. We just don’t hear about it in the newspapers or on TV. We see the need here at the Mission.

Winter Warming Center Hours:

November 12th through the first week of March, depending on the weather.

7 days a week, 10:00 PM – 5:00 AM

There is NO SMOKING, DRINKING or CUSSING on the Mission grounds. All rules have to be observed for the safety of all.

WARMING CENTER IS NOW “CLOSED”

Haircuts for the Homeless

Local Businesses come into the Union Gospel Mission to donate their time to help out. We thank them for their dedication and love for Christ to help those in need.

Barber Hours:
(Limited to the first 8 men to sign-up)
Mondays – 1:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Days and hours are subject to change without notice.

Keith Blake

Women's Clothing Closet

Clothing Closet Hours:

Every Tuesday & Thursday, Gate is opened for intake
9:00 – 9:30 AM
(No late arrivals accepted)

Starts with 1/2 hour Bible Study
9:30 – 10:00 AM
Refreshments will be served after Bible Study

Closes at 12:00 PM

Women may shop once a month, but can attend bible study as often as they like.

Details

Our remodeled building is equipped with dozens of neatly displayed racks of fashionable clothing, shoes, purses, socks and undergarments, as well as accessories and toiletries. Children’s clothing and shoes are also provided for women with children ranging from infant to school age. Dressing rooms allow women to try on clothes, making sure they fit, and actually see themselves before they take things home. Our goal is to give each women that comes in a shopping experience and restore dignity in a loving, Christ centered atmosphere.

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