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

Lives Changed For Good

Ventura County Rescue Mission celebrates with early Thanksgiving meal for patrons

From Santa Paula and Simi Valley to Oxnard and Ventura, the Ventura County Rescue Mission provided hundreds of Thanksgiving meals in recent days to the region’s needy.

On Wednesday, the Oxnard-based nonprofit served plates piled with turkey, mashed potatoes and other fixings to those who live at the shelter and receive services. Dozens of volunteers also helped to plate the food and bring them to the guests.

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PROGRAM GIVES MARLON TIME TO DEVELOP RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD

After consistent loss, he learns how to cope without using   Marlon was raised by a single mom in Oxnard. His mom worked hard to provide for him and his five siblings. “I had an OK childhood,” Marlon shared. “It was hard being in the middle of five brothers. We struggled a lot, but my…

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2016 GRADUATE IS STILL EFFECTING CHANGE AS LIGHTHOUSE STAFFER

Rebecca grew up in the Bay area with three siblings and her mom. Life was good, Rebecca said, but she still started smoking and drinking when she was just 14. She had no idea that “trying new things and having fun” would lead to a life of addiction, homelessness, and jail time. At 19, Rebecca…

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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

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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