About The Program

Men's Rehabilitation Program

Our Nine-Month Men’s Rehabilitation Program has been changing lives since 1962.

Our approach involves physical, mental, and spiritual support that will help you find a real and lasting
answer to your deepest issues.  New candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Must apply in person. Monday – Thursday 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
  • COVID-19 Clearance within two days of an interview at UGM
  • Have a current negative TB Clearance
  • Must be willing to enter the program immediately if accepted

The Men’s Recovery Program begins with a 30-day probationary period where applicants are restricted
to the Mission campus with exceptions for medical emergencies, court and parole requirements.

Upon successful completion of the probationary period, candidates will proceed to:

  • Bible-based Twelve Step Course and Heart of Addiction Workbook
  • Anger Management Course
  • Weekly Counseling with one of our Chaplains
  • Assigned duties to serve the homeless community
  • Aftercare with attaining jobs, schooling, finances, reconciliations, transportation, and housing.

To learn more follow the link below.


UGM Graduates

Our Aftercare Specialist works with the men at a certain benchmark of their program, typically 6-months, to prepare to receive vocational training at one of several centers around town. Giving these men the skills that will allow them to re-enter society, hold a job, and giving them the opportunity to give back to those who have given them a second chance to have a better life. To now serve instead of being served.

We also try to take full advantage of the volunteers who have indicated they are willing to donate their professional skills and/or services to impart their knowledge to our program graduates. Giving these men a valuable skill set that will help them set off on their new life as productive members of society is what this program is all about.

Once one of our men graduate from the program, we do not push them out into the world as some sort of test of their hard-won sobriety. Typically they learn additional skills that help them re-acclimate to a normal life or move to Grace Haven Annex when they get a job or enrolled in school.

We have an ongoing relationship with these men, and when our experience tells us that they are ready to cope with the outside world and all of the influences that affected them in the past, we take steps towards getting them employed, both by providing vocational training, and reaching out to our network of companies who have employed program graduates in the past.

If you would like to employ a graduate from the Union Gospel Mission, please contact our Aftercare Specialist, Eric Rios at (916) 447-3268 ext 14 or erios@ugmsac.com