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Infusion of Hope Found at the Mission

After being injured on the job, he lost his livelihood. Even though supported by Worker’s Compensation, between lawyers, doctors, insurance companies, and physical therapists, Robert wasn’t able to pay his

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Testing the Power of God

I was raised with a single mom. My mom was a tough love mom and taught me to not ever ask anyone for help. The softest part of her I

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Rescue Mission Hosts Thanksgiving Meal in Oxnard

Posted in the Ventura Star – November 23, 2016 (To read entire article CLICK HERE)
It took a proverbial village, along with 375 turkeys, to feed a fresh Thanksgiving meal to

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Arrested by God

“One day I was sitting in my van and there was a lot of illegal activity going on and for some reason I was thinking, ‘this can’t keep happening,” says

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A Fresh Start

“I’ve always been a heavy drinker. After a while it was getting old,” says Jim. He continues, “I was a construction worker until the economy went under around 2008. I

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Morning shower brings surprise at Rescue Mission

Instead of a promised sunrise breakfast on the beach Saturday morning, some members of Marquita Thomas’ bridal party were surprised to find themselves at the Ventura County Rescue Mission in

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Quit Thinking and Start Listening

“I went through life raising kids, then, when they were all grown up, I decided to drink,” says Mike. “Alcohol ran in my family. I had the choice to pick

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Working on Faith

The youngest of four, Rebecca’s mother was single and ran a daycare. They moved around a lot. She had a stepfather at one time. It wasn’t a terribly inspirational time

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New beginning for graduates of Rescue Mission program

On October 25, 2016, Ventura County Rescue Mission and the Lighthouse for Women & Children proudly celebrated their program graduates. It was an exciting evening featuring Brett Wuest, Patrick Draper,

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Sowing and Reaping – A Mother’s Giving Comes Full Circle…

“My mother has been donating to the rescue mission for many years,” recalls Chris. She was participating in the idea of ‘sowing and reaping.’ As she gave to the mission,

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