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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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Finding Love

Although Matt grew up in a Christian home in Orange County, he experienced physical and verbal abuse as a child. He was introduced to drugs and alcohol in high school

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Residents of rescue mission in Oxnard reunite with familes

Published in the Star Free Press (Link to article)
Rudy Garcia, a married father of five, was addicted to methamphetamine and lost custody of his children when he and his wife

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