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Introducing the new Mission director, Clayton Coates

In Romans 11:34-36 we read, “For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been His counselor?…For from Him and through Him and to Him are all

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Matthew steps out of spiral, focuses on the Word

Matthew’s experience with church has been complicated. His parents raised him and his sister and brother as Jehovah’s Witnesses, but at 15, Matthew found himself removed from the religion. “I

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Alexia breaks the relapse cycle, chooses a new life with her children

Alexia grew up in Oxnard in what she calls a “picture-perfect home.” But after her father died when she was 16, she started experimenting with drugs: first marijuana and then

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Melissa Graduates From Program, Surrenders Life To God

As a kid, Melissa grew up in two different households—one was strict but she felt loved. The other had few rules, but lacked involved parents. “I went back and forth

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Tye Said The Mission Program Is God ‘Saving The Best For Last’

When Tye reflects on his childhood, he thinks of his sister. She was very sick, and was often in the hospital. The family moved around because of her care needs.

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Viviana Finds Peace At Lighthouse Shelter With Her Daughter, Grandkids

Viviana, who just turned 74, grew up in a small town in Mexico. In fact, the town was so small, there was no doctor. Viviana birthed 12 children, but only

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Esteban Looks Forward To Being A Positive Influence To Others

Esteban remembers what he calls his first experience with Jesus Christ. He was struggling with anxiety and depression, and went to the hospital. “I was having these intense panic attacks,

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From the Director – March 2020

Our Mission statement begins with a promise: With the support of our community, we offer Refuge; Food, shelter and clothing for those in need.
Here is just one picture of the

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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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