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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
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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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Where to Gobble Down a Free Thanksgiving Meal in Ventura County

(Photo: JUAN CARLO/THE STAR)
Posted in the Ventura County Star – November 17, 2017
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The chefs and the men in the mission’s culinary arts

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Feelings Of Emptiness, Hopelessness Fuel Bad Choices

Joey was born to parents who were happily married. They didn’t drink or use drugs. They worked and took their children to church every Sunday. Despite his traditional upbringing and

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Rebuilding Life One Piece At A Time

In Trenidad’s 52 years, he built a life for himself—and watched it all fall apart around him. Now, as a member of the Mission’s Fresh Start program, he is committed

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Trading Crystal Meth and Auto Theft for a New Life

When Cody was a little boy, his mom would leave him alone for long stretches of time. There wasn’t much food, and he never knew where she was going or

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Film Tells True Story Of an Unlikely Friendship

A major feature film hitting the box office this month will shed some light on what you already know—supporting rescue missions, helping the homeless, getting involved— can save peoples’ lives.“Same

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Ready Now

Autumn came to the Lighthouse 17 years ago. She wasn’t ready then and ended up leaving. But, after a series of horrifying relationships and drug abuse, Autumn returned. “I’m ready

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