Happy Thanksgiving!

“Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever.” – Psalm 107:1 And there is much to be thankful for, my friends! Another year has passed and another Thanksgiving is upon us, and once again I find myself overwhelmed with gratitude. I am so grateful for the opportunity to share in […]

OCRM Employee Highlight

  Each month we like to highlight an employee who exemplifies the mission, philosophy, and values of our organization. This month we are delighted to highlight Sofia Tongson as our Employee of the Month. Sofi faithfully serves as Operations Manager at our Restoration Roasters coffee shop in Corona. She not only keeps our coffee shop running smoothly, but […]

Thank You Kaiser Permanente Foundation!

On November 9, Kaiser Permanente Orange County sponsored an event at the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity in Costa Mesa to honor the 2017 Community Benefit grantees. Among those being honored was our very own Hurtt Family Health Clinic. Kaiser Permanente Foundation awarded $15,400 to help provide child psychiatry services to our low-income, uninsured and […]

Get a Jump-start on Holiday Shopping at the Children’s Business Fair!

The Children’s Business Fair is back, just in time for the holidays! Please join us for this Saturday for the Children’s Business Fair!  From 11am to 2pm, the Village of Hope campus will be brimming with the bright ideas and creative products of our youngest entrepreneurs. The Children’s Business Fair allows children to display their […]

Doing the Right Thing for the Right Reasons: Thank you Stater Bros.!

A few weeks ago, Stater Bros. opened their newest location right in here in Tustin just a few blocks down from the Village of Hope.  I was graciously invited to attend and to say a few words at the ceremony, which was a wonderful honor. True to their motto of “doing the right things for […]

Help a Hungry Neighbor by Donating to the Tustin Unified School District Food Drive!

Are you looking for a way to give back this Thanksgiving?  We have partnered with the Tustin Unified School District to give you a way to help homeless and hungry neighbors enjoy a Thanksgiving meal! I am very excited to announce the Tustin Unified School District food drive to benefit Orange County Rescue Mission!  The […]

A New Thanksgiving Tradition: OCRM’s Annual Turkey Trot!

Thanksgiving is not just about eating turkey and gathering with family, although those are great traditions!  It is a season of gratitude, to reflect on all we have been blessed with.  I encourage you to take it a step further this Thanksgiving, and in addition to being thankful for what you have, help to provide […]

Make Your Thanksgiving More Meaningful With #OCRM23DaysofThanks

If you’re looking for a way to make this Thanksgiving more giving-focused, consider joining us for Orange County Rescue Mission’s 23 Days of Thanksgiving!  You can sign up here to be inspired and reminded with simple, yet meaningful ways to show kindness all throughout the Thanksgiving season. Each week you will receive our #OCRM23DaysOfThanks email […]

On the Road to Success!

“I learned I had skills I didn’t know I could use for my resume.” “I learned to be me and that God has a plan for my life.” “I learned that I should be confident in myself and [learned] skills that I forgot I had in my bad choices.” “I learned who I am again.” “I [had […]

Finding Love and Worth in Christ: James & Sarah’s Story

For many, homelessness has a far greater effect than just the lack of a home.  James and Sarah are just one of many families that come to us out of a rough and painful life, with their guard up, not ready to believe someone could really care for them.  For so long, they had been […]


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