Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities (UGMTC) opened its doors more than 120 years ago to feed, shelter, and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with St. Paul dock workers, laborers, and lumberjacks. Through the years, our programming evolved to meet the changing needs of men, women, and children experiencing homelessness. Our emergency shelter provides guests with food, shelter, and vital care—including mental health services. Once food security and safe shelter issues are met, our staff walk alongside residents for up to two years, providing Bible study, professional counseling, group therapy, education, mentorship, job skills training, early childhood education, addiction recovery, and financial literacy instruction needed to thrive and live successfully in the community.
The very first Gift of Christmas is the very essence of who God is: Love.