Since 2005, Hillside has formed a focused relationship with Union Gospel Mission – Tarrant County (UGM) in downtown Fort Worth. UGM assists homeless men, women, and children to get back on their feet. For any questions or inquiries to volunteer, contact Dean Reed, our UGM leader, below.

Ways to Get Involved Throughout the Year


The volunteer opportunities at UGM are many. To volunteer, please go here to the UGM website at It is a very special place. You can volunteer on your own, with your family or with a friend but for health and safety reasons, children must be over the age of 12 to volunteer.

Alpha Program

Hillside is always looking for volunteers to serve on a prayer team, a worship team, or be a small group discussion facilitator at their weekly Alpha Program. For more information, contact Dean Reed at 214-538-9885 or Debbie Blackwell at 817-992-0760. The Alpha program is an international non-denominational training and discipleship program that UGM uses on Thursday nights as their spiritual development program.

Ladies Craft Nights

On every third Tuesday night of the month, ladies from Hillside go to UGM to put together a craft with the lady residents of the Mission. It is a great time of fellowship and fun. If you are interested in attending one of these Craft Nights go to the Events page and sign up or contact Debbie Hendrix at 817-291-7662.


The needs at Union Gospel Mission vary with the season. We at Hillside will be collecting specific items during various times of the year. Be on the lookout for when the UGM truck will be onsite collecting these items.

  • Winter Items – Winter coats for men, women and children. There is a specific need for the larger men’s sizes.
  • Spring Items – The Healing Shepherd is the medical facility for UGM and they are in need of over the counter medical items.

Union Gospel Mission is always in need of donations.If you are interested in donating a specific item to Union Gospel Mission, contact their donation line directly at 817-284-3255.

Dean Reed


Debbie Blackwell