Celebrating Fatherhood: A Father’s Day BBQ at the Village of Hope!

For many of the dads at the Rescue Mission, this is the first time in a long time, or possibly ever, they are a stable, sober, and a healthy example for their children.  They are able to truly celebrate Father’s Day for the gift that it is, and most especially in light of knowing their […]

Justin’s Story: Saved From the Brink of Hopelessness

When it came time to choose a name for our largest facility 10 years ago, it seemed only natural to me and to the Board that we call it the Village of Hope. This was because as we encountered homeless men, women, and children, we found that regardless of the specifics of the circumstances that […]

Mentor UP Makes a Difference in a Boy’s Life

It can sometimes be overlooked that the children at our Rescue Mission programs experience the effects of their parents’ homelessness and hardship.  At the Rescue Mission it is our goal to not only restore the men and women that come to the Rescue Mission and strengthen their families, but also to break the cycles of […]

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 Ashley Binder as our Employee of the Month. Ashley faithfully serves as our Events Coordinator for the entire ministry and all locations!  This means that Ashley has her hands in […]

More Than A Diploma, Hope For The Future

Darryl had lost everything when he arrived at Orange County Rescue Mission – his job, his wife, his kids, and his home, all due to his addiction.  Since arriving, he has worked hard to transform his life and has been able to re-establish his relationship with his daughters. Darryl also completed 40 high school credits […]

The Cold Case for the Resurrection

Over the past few months, we have had several gifted speakers teach on tough topics at our Rescue Mission Apologetics class.  This month, we welcome J. Warner Wallace! I invite you to listen to J. Warner Wallace as he shares with us “The Cold Case for the Resurrection”.  Wallace is a cold-case homicide detective, popular national speaker, […]

8 More on the Road to Success!

Our vision for each resident in our programs is that they would graduate as a self-sufficient and contributing member of the community.  One very important aspect of this is employment, which is why we do all that we can to set our residents up for success when it comes time to search for employment. The […]

Confidence Restored in Christ: Stephanie’s Story

Many women who come to the Rescue Mission are fleeing from domestic violence or abuse.  It is heartbreaking to see women and children, fearful and broken, living on the streets or moving from motel to motel.  Which is why we are so grateful to be a safe place for these families as they arrive at […]

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 Denise Nelson-Finster as our Employee of the Month. Denise faithfully serves as our Horse Master at our Double R Ranch program in Temecula.  This unique program allows single men to experience […]

Deadline Approaching: Double Your Gift and Make Twice the Difference!

Here’s your chance to do twice as much good with one act of generosity. With every $1.48 you give, you’ll provide TWICE the meals and care for hurting neighbors, thanks to a $30,000 Matching Grant. But please don’t wait to respond! The match expires on May 31.  With the need rising in Orange County, the […]

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