Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16Association History 9 secretary in 1957. Ernie served five years, maintaining the office in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and Winona Lake, Indiana. His wife served as his office manager. Upon his resignation in 1962, Rev. Clifton E. Gregory, a former IUGM president, served on an interim basis while continuing to direct The City Mission in Cleveland, Ohio. Rev. James B. Moellendick became executive secretary in the mid-1960s. He established a temporary office in Parkersburg, West Virginia. Mrs. Moellendick became the office manager. In 1966, James directed the move of the IUGM headquarters to Kansas City, Missouri, where City Union Mission provided office space. He resigned after five years of faithful service and great progress. A Different Clientele with Different Needs I n the 1960s, there began a movement to do away with mental asylums in favor of more humane and less expensive community-based treatment programs. Aided by the introduction of new and improved psychotropic drugs, the plan was touted to be the modern solution for treating those with mental disorders and developmental disabilities. While bringing an end to asylum mayhem was a decent thing to do, this alternative plan didn’t work as well as predicted; far too many people fell through the cracks and ended up on the streets. As a result, rescue missions had to expand their services to include the teaching of basic life skills. 9 In line at Bakersfield Rescue Mission (Bakersfield), circa 1969 Association History EXTERNAL ENVIRONMENT 1963 IUGM convention attendees—50th Anniversary