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Ventura County Rescue Mission Program Helps Build New Lives

Claudia Boyd-Barrett, Special to Ventura County Star – February 4, 2019
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Less than a year ago, Joe Hernandez was a heartsick young man living on the streets of

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Aimee

Aimee Graduates From The Lighthouse, Earns Respect From Her Kids

It wasn’t until her 30s that Aimee got caught up in drugs. She was prescribed painkillers after an old knee injury started acting up. When the prescription would run out

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After Years of Homelessness, Doug Commits to Changing His Life

For 16 years, Doug hasn’t had a place to call home. He’s been homeless, going from town to town, before settling in the Ventura Riverbed for the last five years.

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A Look Back At A Joyous And Successful Year

2018 started off strong as we celebrated with six graduates from the men’s program in the month of January. Last year in total 48 men and women successfully completed the

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Joe Tires Of “Running Away From Problems,” Finds Refuge At The Mission

Joe grew up in Oxnard, graduated from Channel Islands High School and worked in an auto body shop, a trade his dad taught him. He had two children he loved

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From the Director – January 2019

Looking back over 2018, I am thinking over the high and lows — the lows being the aftermath of the Thomas fire, the floods, and the more recent local fires

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Rescue Mission hands out presents to around 1,000 children in Oxnard

(Photo by DAVID YAMAMOTO / SPECIAL TO THE STAR)
By Staff / Ventura County Star – December 16, 2018
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Christmas turned a lot merrier for about 1,000 children

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Ventura County Rescue Mission serves up Thanksgiving food, fellowship

(Photo by JUAN CARLO/THE STAR)
By Claudia Boyd-Barrett, Special to Ventura County Star – November 21, 2018
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For the first time in her adult life, 29-year-old

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JR Commits To Recovery, Enjoys Beautiful Relationship With Son

JR met his girlfriend after high school, when they were working at the outlets in Camarillo. When she got pregnant, her dad helped JR get a job at Cal State

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Lighthouse Graduate Reconnects with her Children, Finds Love in Christ

Rebecca, a Ventura native, never liked drugs. Her husband was an addict, and she tried for years to get him to quit. “I was very against drugs,” she said. “I

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