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LIFE TRANSFORMATION CENTER MEALS
- HYGIENE - SERVICES - DONATIONS
Hot Meals: M-F 6 a.m.,
Noon, 5:30 p.m. | Sat Brunch 10 a.m.- Noon | Sun
Noon Hot Showers & Laundry: M-F 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
New Freedom Church: Sunday,
9 a.m. Donation Drop Off : M-F
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (see below for
There are three
things every human being needs to survive: shelter, safety and
love. That’s why the Olympia Union Gospel Mission offers
the Life Transformation Center (LTC).The LTC is
open daily and provides free meals and daytime shelter, but more
importantly, the LTC is a place where hurting people can find
the unconditional love and support they need to make positive
life changes. The LTC is a safe place to form healthy
relationships, participate in daily Bible studies, and receive
crisis counseling. Also available are hygiene services and
supplies, monthly haircuts, some benevolence, and emergency
If you would
like to hold a class, lead music, or offer other ministry in the Life
TransformationCenter, please contact Tim
Langan at 360.709.9725.
The Mission accepts the following donations: coats, blankets, sleeping bags, gym socks, tents,
personal size hygiene supplies (toothpaste, tooth brushes,
razors, deodorant, etc.), and clothing. Donations are
accepted Monday - Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
HEALTH RESOURCE CENTER
The Mission operates a No-fee Health Resource Center for
low income and uninsured individuals. The clinic includes
dental, vision and chronic disease management care. Clients are
screened via the telephone to determine eligibility for care.
Hours vary, so please contact each individual clinic for more
Chronic disease care and management is the focus of the
medical portion of the Mission's Health Resource Center. Care
includes: COPD, diabetes, hypertension and heart disease, and
asthma related issues.
For those living in
poverty, high costs can make even the most basic dental care out of
reach. That’s why in 2004, the OUGM opened the Community Dental
Clinic, a modern two-chair clinic housed on site. At the clinic, a
dedicated team of dental professionals volunteer their time to
provide emergency dental care to uninsured impoverished adults
residing in Thurston County. In a single year, the clinic serves
2,400 patients, which makes the Community Dental Clinic a
vital link in the Thurston County dental health care system. Please
see the latest newsletter for updates, statistics and needs: News
The Vision Clinic opened in April 2008
to serve those people who cannot afford eye care.
The clinic operates every
Monday and Tuesday evening from 5p.m. to 8p.m. The goal of our clinic is to restore hope and help rebuild the
lives of those whose poor vision is a stumbling block to employment,
driving, or other life tasks most of us take for granted.
Please see the latest newsletter for updates, statistics and needs:
The primary purpose of
the Men’s Transformation Program is to help men develop a
personal relationship with Jesus Christ, while also restoring
them to healthy self-sufficiency as godly, contributing members
of society.A safe living environment is
provided for the men as they learn leadership skills,
accountability, punctuality, how to follow instructions, and how
to value accomplishment. Men also learn to become valuable
assets in today’s job market through life and job skills
training that includes financial management, computer and
various trade skills.
Women's recovery client, Naomi
Meyier, receives flowers and a program completion certificate from
Women's Program Director, Marla Root.
in the United States, women with children comprise the fastest
growing homeless population.
Through The Genesis Acres Recovery Program, single
women and single women with children find a safe place to live and
care for their children while recovering from addictions, abuse,
divorce or other emotional traumas. Through this transformation program,
they find a renewed sense of self-worth and the strength they need
to move forward with their lives. Please see the latest newsletter
for updates and needs: News
For women suffering
from the affects of domestic violence, the Mission offers
Abigails as an online resource. Domestic violence is a pattern
of coercive, intimidating, or violent behavior used to gain and
maintain power and control over an intimate partner or household
member. It happens through a variety of means, such as emotional,
sexual, religious, or physical abuse. Specific physical examples
include slapping, shoving, hitting, choking, physically restraining,
throwing things, and sexual assault. In some cases, no physical
assault or battering is involved. Crushing verbal attacks, cruelty,
bewildering "mind games" and humiliation are often enough to
intimidate and control. Learn more at Abigails.org.
MEN'S WORK PROGRAM
As an outgrowth of the recovery program, The Men's Work Program
was adopted as an opportunity for the men to learn and work in a
God centered work environment. They begin to apply solid
Christian ethical work standards, while learning as a team to
accomplish a common goal. The following services are
offered: Yard maintenance, general home repairs, interior
and exterior painting, general carpentry, power washing, moving,
interior work, house cleaning, and snow removal.
The program is a way to serve the community. To help the
Men's Work Program be successful in building men's lives, we ask
for $10 per hour per person, or a donation from those with
Mission for more information at 360.709.9725.
also operates the Jeremiah House for men. Men in this
transformation program learn valuable life and work skills while
breaking the bondage of addictions or other life controlling issues.