Congratulations to a “Perfect 10” Veteran!

It is always my privilege and joy to share the accomplishments of our Rescue Mission staff! On September 14, our very own Derrick Burton, Village of Hope Manager, was honored as the “Perfect 10” Veteran at the District at Tustin Legacy’s “Taste of 10” Anniversary Celebration!  Congratulations to Derrick as well as as a big […]

You’re Invited to Hurtt Family Health Clinic Anaheim Open House!

Just last week, the Anaheim City Council declared a state of emergency in regards to the growing homeless population. It is no secret that homeless and low-income populations are on the rise, and often these populations lack access to basic necessities such as adequate medical care. Since 2000, the Orange County Rescue Mission has provided […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Randi Bernstein

I would like to introduce you to another Orange County Rescue Mission superhero: Randi Bernstein! Randi Bernstein has created a wonderful partnership through the Exchange Clubs of Tustin and Irvine with the Tustin Veterans Outpost at Orange County Rescue Mission.  She is a wonderful supporter and advocate for our veterans.  She has invested in the […]

Teens Caring for the Community

At the young age of 14, I came face-to-face with the issue of homelessness when a family came to me for help, with nowhere to turn. From my own experience, I have seen the incredible value in passionate young people caring for their community. It is equally important that the community provide opportunities for young people […]

Medtronic Sends Village of Hope Kids Back to School in Style!

Currently, children make up over 40% of the residents here at the Village of Hope.  Fifty-four of those children are school-aged – that’s a lot of school uniforms to purchase! I want to thank our friends at Medtronic, who helped make it possible for all 54 of our school-aged children to have brand new uniforms!  […]

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 Jacqueline Steadmon as our Employee of the Month. Jacqueline faithfully serves as one of our Case Managers at the Village of Hope, working with the female residents that are in the first phase […]

Village of Hope Kids Dressed for Success, Thanks to Steadfast Companies

Summer is winding down and school is back in session!  This past week, the school-age children living here at the Village of Hope said goodbye to summer break and began their fall semester. And thanks to our friends at Steadfast Companies, all 62 of the Village of Hope kids were dressed in brand-new school uniforms! […]

With Appreciation for Our Supporters

It is never too early to begin preparing for the future with the well-being of your loved ones in mind. As a father of four, I want to do all I can to leave my children cared for and supported. And, just as important, I want to be sure that I have a giving plan […]

Travis Mathew Brings Summer Splash to the Village of Hope!

Who said recovery couldn’t be fun?  That surely was not the case last Friday, when our friends from Travis Mathew visited to bring us Water Day! As part of their Serve Day, fifty-seven Travis Mathew employees joined us for a water day event including a water balloon toss, water slides for both kids and adults, […]

No Place Like Home

  It is no accident that God placed the Rescue Mission in the City of Tustin, and we continue to be blessed by this city and its support.  Tustin continues to provide a home where the Rescue Mission can thrive and expand, enabling us to care for so many of the Least, the Last, and […]


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