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Morning shower brings surprise at Rescue Mission

Instead of a promised sunrise breakfast on the beach Saturday morning, some members of Marquita Thomas’ bridal party were surprised to find themselves at the Ventura County Rescue Mission in

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Quit Thinking and Start Listening

“I went through life raising kids, then, when they were all grown up, I decided to drink,” says Mike. “Alcohol ran in my family. I had the choice to pick

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Working on Faith

The youngest of four, Rebecca’s mother was single and ran a daycare. They moved around a lot. She had a stepfather at one time. It wasn’t a terribly inspirational time

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New beginning for graduates of Rescue Mission program

On October 25, 2016, Ventura County Rescue Mission and the Lighthouse for Women & Children proudly celebrated their program graduates. It was an exciting evening featuring Brett Wuest, Patrick Draper,

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Sowing and Reaping – A Mother’s Giving Comes Full Circle…

“My mother has been donating to the rescue mission for many years,” recalls Chris. She was participating in the idea of ‘sowing and reaping.’ As she gave to the mission,

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Rebellion, Ruin, Rebuilding, Recovery

Rebecca told us, “I didn’t have a childhood. I took care of the house because my mom worked all day. Most of my childhood years, it was just my brother

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It All Starts With a Meal

Imagine your hunger if you had just walked from Canoga Park to Oxnard. That is roughly 40 miles! It would take you about 14 grueling hours over several long days.
For

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From the Director, September

Imagine being so hungry you have to look into dumpsters and trash cans for anything to eat. I have had men and women tell me, “Sometimes the food is so

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Experiencing God’s Unconditional Love!

When I came to the Lighthouse for Women and Children, I was a mess. I had just gotten out of Hillmont Mental Hospital and just got my two boys back.

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The Life Recovery Program in Action

Jake grew up attending church and had spent time volunteering with his youth group at the Ventura County Rescue Mission. He never thought he would one day be one of

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