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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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True Riches

Daniel grew up with money. His father was successful financially and growing up, his family had everything they needed. Yet Daniel showed up at the mission lost. He says, “I

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Slow and Steady Wins the Race

It doesn’t matter how quickly one arrives, but that one arrives first. We learn this from the story of the tortoise and the hare. Destiny is running her race of

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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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