A Summer Scientific Adventure!

Summer is in full-swing at the Rescue Mission and the children here are enjoying the sunshine and freedom!  Alongside some wonderful community partners, the Rescue Mission puts on a summer program each year called Summer to Remember, which gives these children a summer of fun, memorable and educational activities to fill their days. One of […]

Congratulations Concordia University!

For 40 years Concordia University has been preparing  “students not just for jobs but also for service,” states Concordia President Kurt Krueger in a recent article in the Daily Pilot. I am grateful for the leadership of President Krueger and the Concordia staff who have led the university to become not only a place for […]

Shaping Future Leaders

Do you ever find yourself wondering what the future will look like, when the young people of today become tomorrow’s leaders? As I look back to my early years as a nonprofit leader, I am thankful for those who invested in me, to help me to become the community leader that I am today. Concordia […]

6 Years Strong

The Daily Pilot recently shared the story of the special partnership between Concordia University and the Rescue Mission. We are extremely grateful for this invaluable relationship that has equipped so many of our children to transform their overall performance and participation in education. Concordia students Daniel Renn and Sarkhan Nabiyev, right, play a bingo game […]

School’s Out For Summer

School is out for the summer, but that doesn’t mean sleeping in and sitting around– we want to make the most of summer break for our kids at the Village of Hope; a “Summer to Remember.” Our summer camp program, facilitated by students from Concordia University, includes 10 weeks of learning in math, arts and […]

From Camping to Commencement

From the initial interview process and background check we do for every man, woman and child that come to the Orange County Rescue Mission, our hope is always to discover the highest potential in each individual. Despite the past, we strive to see the best in everyone. Gary Carter is one of those extraordinary individuals that with […]


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