About The Program

“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.”
Romans 12:2

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.

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UGM Graduates

As funding permits, we try to send graduates of our Drug and Alcohol program 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