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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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What a year, what a tremendous year!

The Ventura County Rescue Mission and Lighthouse wishes to thank you all in Ventura
County, who gave of your time, resources, and gifts to make 2019 one of our best

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Ryan Couldn’t Hide It Any Longer

Ryan grew up playing sports. “I played baseball in college at CSUN. I graduated with a speech and communications degree. I’ve had 16 knee surgeries since then,” recalls Ryan. “I

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Candise Finds ‘Peace And Joy’ At The Lighthouse

Candise is the oldest of seven, raised by a single mom, with her father in and out of prison. The family grew up mostly in the Colonia area of Oxnard.

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From the Director – December

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
Unless of course, you are homeless and alone on the streets of Ventura County, then Christmas becomes another sad reminder of what could

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