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Ready Now

Autumn came to the Lighthouse 17 years ago. She wasn’t ready then and ended up leaving. But, after a series of horrifying relationships and drug abuse, Autumn returned. “I’m ready

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An American Dream Turned Nightmare

I was raised just like any other kid. My parents both worked full time, so we had a comfortable life. We would go on vacations and lived the normal American

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Out of the Miry Clay

“I met this guy named Jimmy. He was in the Fresh Start Program. He told me, ‘Instead of staying in your car, why don’t you come to the mission?’ At

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Running on Empty

“I heard about the Lighthouse through my grandparents, they knew someone who worked here. I had a feeling that the Lighthouse might be where I needed to go. I was

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Turning Myself In

Charles states, “The moment that I felt like I needed to seek help was when I found myself alone in downtown Santa Barbara. I didn’t know how I got there

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Not Alone in the Fight

Solitia says, “I come from a very dysfunctional family. Both of my parents used drugs. When I was born they both got locked up in jail. So I went to

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Family Day at Rescue Mission in Oxnard is ‘Part of Healing’

(Photo: RICHARD QUINN/SPECIAL TO THE STAR)
Posted in the Ventura County Star – June 11, 2017
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Drugs took Frances Ramirez’s brother Paul Ramirez away

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Divine Guidance

“It just seemed like, through all that time, the Lord was with me. Each door opening was an opportunity for me to get out of there. I just felt God’s

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One Good Thing

Keith states, “The one good thing I did have was my mother. She didn’t use or drink. She was a Christian woman, and many of the good morals I have

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Ventura County Rescue Mission celebrates 45 years

Posted in the Ventura County Star – April 12, 2017
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A year ago, Keith Manson was convinced his life was headed in one

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