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A Look Back At A Joyous And Successful Year

2018 started off strong as we celebrated with six graduates from the men’s program in the month of January. Last year in total 48 men and women successfully completed the

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Joe Tires Of “Running Away From Problems,” Finds Refuge At The Mission

Joe grew up in Oxnard, graduated from Channel Islands High School and worked in an auto body shop, a trade his dad taught him. He had two children he loved

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From the Director – January 2019

Looking back over 2018, I am thinking over the high and lows — the lows being the aftermath of the Thomas fire, the floods, and the more recent local fires

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Rescue Mission hands out presents to around 1,000 children in Oxnard

(Photo by DAVID YAMAMOTO / SPECIAL TO THE STAR)
By Staff / Ventura County Star – December 16, 2018
(To read entire article  CLICK HERE)
Christmas turned a lot merrier for about 1,000 children

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Ventura County Rescue Mission serves up Thanksgiving food, fellowship

(Photo by JUAN CARLO/THE STAR)
By Claudia Boyd-Barrett, Special to Ventura County Star – November 21, 2018
(To read entire article and watch video  CLICK HERE)
For the first time in her adult life, 29-year-old

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JR Commits To Recovery, Enjoys Beautiful Relationship With Son

JR met his girlfriend after high school, when they were working at the outlets in Camarillo. When she got pregnant, her dad helped JR get a job at Cal State

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Lighthouse Graduate Reconnects with her Children, Finds Love in Christ

Rebecca, a Ventura native, never liked drugs. Her husband was an addict, and she tried for years to get him to quit. “I was very against drugs,” she said. “I

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From the Director – December

This season is the most wonderful time of the year, unless you are poor, homeless and broken-hearted. Some say they are in that position because of their own choices, and

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Brianna Puts Her Family First, Leaves Addiction Behind

Brianna met her husband Justin at just 19. They started taking opiates recreationally, but it turned into a full-blown addiction. “I just had to have pills to even go to

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Kellen Feels ‘Closer To God Every Day’

Kellen always wanted to go to college at a big football school. He chose the University of Alabama, joined a fraternity, and started partying “way too much,” he said. “I

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