Our support doesn’t end with a successfully completed transformation program. We also offer ongoing educational and work training assistance, transitional and permanent housing and more.
We provide services to our community in the form of a thrift shop, print shop and auto repair program.
UGM owns and manages four transitional living sites. Two are apartment complexes, one is a residential home in Carollton, that has been converted to accommodate four disciples (each with their own bedroom), and the original Calvert Bible Church in South Dallas, reconfigured to accommodate five (each with their own bedroom). The Cimarron Apartments in East Dallas is a 43-unit complex combining one and two bedroom units. The recently purchased River Pointe Apartments, in North Lake Highlands, is a 34-unit complex.
As disciples work their way toward independence, it is a tremendous help to have housing at a greatly reduced rate. After approximately two years, a disciple can make the transitional living site permanent by agreeing to pay market rent for the space.
Work is very important to the disciples making their way through the rehabilitation program. Many of the daily jobs throughout the Mission are done by disciples. These include food preparation and serving, custodial work, operating the Mission’s telephone switchboard, maintenance throughout the Mission, assisting in the daily intake at The Bridge, and supervision of overnight clients. Disciples are also available to the public for outside contract services. Contracting these services helps support and encourage the disciples, as well as Mission staff.