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There are more than 1,700 men, women and children experiencing homelessness in Ventura County

Lives Changed For Good

Trevor overcomes addiction’s grip that took hold in childhood

Trevor’s addiction started gradually as a result of surgeries and injuries he experienced in middle school. After a freak soccer accident, Trevor had knee surgery at 12, and a couple years later, had to have another. “The second time is when I got the steady supply,” said Trevor of the piates he was prescribed. “At…

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Gloria gets off the ‘rollercoaster’ of her life, finds peace

Gloria was one of nine children; her parents and her large family were supportive and happy. Her father’s job moved them from Arkansas to Oxnard when Gloria was young. She recalls her childhood as a good one. “My parents were very consistent, disciplined and loving,” she said. “They took us to church every Sunday.” Gloria…

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Matthew follows cousin’s lead to get real help

Matthew grew up in Oxnard, but went to high school in Ohio for a bit. “I went over there to get away and start fresh,” he said. “I was having problems-partying and stuff. I got homesick, and after I came home for a visit at Christmas and went back, I realized I was really missing…

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Lighthouse for Women & Children

With an overall capacity of 112 beds, the Lighthouse offers a full range of care specifically tailored to the needs of homeless women and children, including shelter, substance abuse recovery, case management, education, life skills development, vocational training, transitional housing, and referrals.

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welcome to the ventura county rescue mission

in addition to providing food clothing and shelter to our homeless we also have a 10 month life recovery program

welcome to our receiving area this is the rescue mission's main entrance

this is where donations are dropped off you can pull your car up and one of our staff members will take your items and provide you a receipt


this is our main lobby and behind me is our dining area where men in our life recovery program eat breakfast lunch and dinner

before meals we recite a weekly bible verse and then we pray

this is where the men in our life recovery program stay

at our fullest we house about 65 men that stay in dorm rooms just like this one

the men are in a strict schedule however they wake up every morning at five and they go to bed at 8 30

but more importantly this is where they develop friendships that last a lifetime

this is our chapel this is a place every morning we do roll call with our men

it's also a place where our counselors teach their classes

we also have bible studies that go on like the one behind me right now

we have a certified chef on staff who oversees all the meals that we prepare on a daily basis

he also leads our culinary arts program where men learn how to cook

in a commercial kitchen all the meals that are prepared feed the men in our life recovery program as well as the homeless in our community

when you partner with us at the ventura county rescue mission you're supporting our life recovery program and giving people the opportunity to learn about jesus

your help allows us to provide food clothing and shelter to our homeless

please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions