Women and Children

At the Naomi Family Program (NFP), a program of Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities (UGMTC), we know the path to stability starts with meeting basic needs. We provide safe shelter and meals—but that’s just the start. We want to see each woman, and mother with children, move toward healing and stability. That’s why our program surrounds the whole person—body, mind and soul—with the loving and excellent care they need to thrive.

A Holistic Approach

Each woman is supported by a caring staff team as they create an Individual Support Plan focusing on five key areas—Faith, Community, Wellbeing, Income and Housing. They have access to the following wrap-around support to empower them in their journey toward safe and stable lives:

Food and shelter Single women and mothers with children stay in our safe housing where we provided them with nutritious meals and other basic needs resources.

Mental health services Women and children receive professional counseling through individual and/or group therapy. Trauma-informed case managers and therapists guide women and their children as they make progress toward hope and healing.

Chemical health support A licensed alcohol and drug counselor offers support in women’s chemical health journey.

Faith Through biblical classes, devotions and support from chaplains, women and children learn about the grace and love of Jesus.

Education and job-skills training Women can receive education and training through classes in life skills, finance and job skills. Women can get their GED if needed and are mentored as they set the foundation for successful employment and/or career readiness.


Children’s Services

“I have learned that you can’t help a woman unless you help her child. If you offer a mother a meal and her child is hungry, she will give it to her child.”


We know the importance of caring for children in the midst of crisis. We also know how hard it can be to get back on your feet as a mother when you have more needs to meet than just your own. Our care for children is an essential component of our Naomi Family Program.

School-age children can receive individualized support from our children’s case managers and children’s chaplain, including education support and enrichment activities.

For those not yet in elementary school, UGMTC’s Child Development Center (CDC) is available for children of NFP participants ages six weeks to kindergarten. Licensed by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the CDC fosters curiosity, creativity, independence and self-esteem using developmentally appropriate curriculum that enhances spiritual, social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth in young children. Creating a space for young children to experience safety and love makes it possible for mothers to attend to their own growth and move toward wellbeing and self-sufficiency.

Learn more about our Child Development Center.

Give to see them grow.

Your gifts provide meals, shelter, mental and chemical health support, education and more to women and children at our Naomi Family Program. Help from generous donors like you supports women and children on a pathway to safe and stable lives and disrupts cycles of trauma and poverty. Thank you for helping sustain our Naomi Family Program.