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School Supply Giveaway Event A Success Once Again

Like most incoming freshmen, Mia is nervous to start high school. After the last few years of being an honors student in middle school, Mia is eager to earn good

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Thomas Stops ‘Fighting With Himself,’ Embraces God

Thomas grew up in South Oxnard with his mom and two sisters. “I was the only boy in the house,” he said. “I learned how to be a man from

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From the Director – September

The Ventura County Rescue Mission provides for three different groups. We provide over 740 meals a day for families, single men, single women and women with children. We also provide

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Samantha Is Reunited With Her Children, And God

With her graduation from the Lighthouse program approaching this month, Samantha is feeling optimistic about her future. “I’m feeling really good about everything,” she said, smiling. “Life is so good

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Steve Relishes ‘Living In The Light’ Now

Steve grew up in Santa Barbara in a loving home with two parents and two younger siblings. His father, however, was an alcoholic. “A lot of family on my dad’s

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From the Director – August

On one beautiful morning, Rylie, a 10-year-old girl, overheard her parents talk about coming to the Ventura County Rescue Mission to serve the poor and homeless. Moved with compassion, Rylie

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Giselle sees restoration with her children, and her relationship with God

Giselle grew up in the Colonia area of Oxnard, not too far from the Lighthouse. She started experimenting with drugs when she was 17, met her first love at 18,

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From the Director – July

The Ventura County Rescue Mission and Lighthouse are running our Life Recovery Programs (LRPs) at capacity. The need for change is so great that at times we have had 10

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Regina Overcomes Addiction, Returns To Lighthouse To Serve

Regina had a strong support system, a Christian background, and beautiful family. But after a fertility struggle and a surgery, she found herself battling addiction.
“I grew up in Westlake Village

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Brian keeps his eyes on God during MS battle

Brian grew up in the Los Angeles area with his mom, stepdad and two younger brothers. At 22, his grandmother died and he inherited nearly $200,000. “That’s not a good

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