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Veteran Marine Hopes to end Cycle of Addiction, Homelessness

After 14 years serving in the Marine Corps, Robert got married, had a daughter, and worked hard for his family—but he was constantly struggling. It wasn’t until much later in

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Keeping His Children—and God—Top of Mind

Despite the challenges he’s facing—being away from his children and working on his recovery—Fitim seems to always have a smile on his face. His positivity comes from peace, he explains,

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From the Director – February

As I sit thinking about 2018, I am both concerned and encouraged. My concern has to do with the escalating number of homeless men, women, and children on the streets

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David Feels A Spiritual Shift While Recovering At The Mission

David smoked marijuana for the first time when he was 10 and graduated to hard drugs after high school. He has overdosed nine times. He’s taken four ambulance rides. But

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Volunteer Spotlight: Deborah Has A Heart For The Underserved

When you share what God has done for you, it gives people hope, and it inspires change. That’s what Deborah, a volunteer at the Lighthouse for Women & Children, believes.

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From the Director…

Looking back over 2017, I stand in amazement of how much support we receive from you, our donors and volunteers of the Ventura County Rescue Mission. Without you, friends, we

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1,800 toys given to youngsters at Rescue Mission event in Oxnard

(Photo: CHUCK KIRMAN/THE STAR)
Posted in the Ventura County Star – December 17, 2017
(To read entire article and watch video  CLICK HERE)
About 1,800 toys were given away to Ventura County’s neediest

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From the Director – December

We love Christmastime at the Saltee’s because my wife Becki decorates, and there is the smell of cinnamon and apples in the air. During the holidays, I am reminded that

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A Commitment To Reconnect

Jennifer grew up in an environment she calls “dysfunctional.” Her mom was sober when she was going to church, but would stop attending—and start drinking—often. Her parents never married and

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A Calling To Get Clean, And Serve

Jamaal grew up in a large Christian family: his mother and stepfather, five sisters and one brother. They all went to church, he and his siblings to private school. “My

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