News & Stories Archives - Ventura County Rescue Mission

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11-Year-Old Lighthouse Resident Speaks At Mom’s Graduation

Junior, 11, has been named an honorary graduate of the Lighthouse, and is the first child to speak at one of the missions’ graduations. “I wanted to see how it

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From the Director

When people think of the Ventura County Rescue Mission, they usually think of the men in our shelter. But the reality is we care for hundreds of women and children

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What a year, what a tremendous year!

The Ventura County Rescue Mission and Lighthouse wishes to thank you all in Ventura
County, who gave of your time, resources, and gifts to make 2019 one of our best

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Ryan Couldn’t Hide It Any Longer

Ryan grew up playing sports. “I played baseball in college at CSUN. I graduated with a speech and communications degree. I’ve had 16 knee surgeries since then,” recalls Ryan. “I

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Candise Finds ‘Peace And Joy’ At The Lighthouse

Candise is the oldest of seven, raised by a single mom, with her father in and out of prison. The family grew up mostly in the Colonia area of Oxnard.

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From the Director – December

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
Unless of course, you are homeless and alone on the streets of Ventura County, then Christmas becomes another sad reminder of what could

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The mission’s annual Thanksgiving banquet is Nov. 27

Thanksgiving is a time of appreciation for what we have and those we love. We often take for granted the comforts and ease of driving ourselves to the grocery store,

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Hector returns to the mission after post-graduation relapse

When Hector graduated from the Mission’s program in July 2018, he was hopeful for the future. He had spent the previous 20 years in the oil industry and, as he

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From the Director – November

Wonderful organizations like California American Water help us provide a traditional turkey dinner for 1,000 of our homeless men, women and children. This is a picture of California American Water

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Estrella leaves jail, drugs behind for a new life

Estrella grew up in Oxnard with her younger sister and parents, who separated when she was 10. Her father was deported shortly after for being in and out of jail.

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