Honoring the Legacy of Nadene Holub, Founder of Laurel House

It has been said that Laurel House was founded in the nursery room of Trinity United Presbyterian Church by two women rocking sweet little babies in rocking chairs. Nadene Holub was one of those two women who worked as a nurse for Tustin Unified School District, where she often encountered sick students at the high […]

The Potential to Be Someone Great

Today, I have yet another story to share with you about an incredible young woman from our Laurel House program, Lorena, and the impact she is making on her community! Lorena’s Story At age 13, Lorena was kidnapped and raped.  The trauma sent her into an unending struggle with alcohol, truancy, and rebellious friends.  Depression […]

Facing Forward Means Leaving Failure Behind: Lacey’s Story

As a father to two girls, one who is still a teenager, the stories from Laurel House tug on my heart in a very personal way.  It  is heartbreaking to see young lives affected by such pain and turmoil, but it makes the joy of their restoration that much greater.  The girls that come through […]

Charmed by Charity

I would like to invite you to attend a very special event in support of Orange County Rescue Mission’s shelter for teen girls, Laurel House. This Wednesday, March 15th, Alex and Ani jewelry store in Fashion Island will be hosting Charmed by Charity. This event will be held from 6pm – 9pm, and 15% of […]

Being Family; a 20 Year Impact on Teens

The Orange County Rescue Mission is unique in many ways.  For one, we are first and foremost a ministry with a love for Jesus Christ and a desire to share His love and truth for the restoration of others. Because of this, our staff desires to not just help others, but to grow in relationship […]

Thank You Tim Salmon Foundation

My appreciation to Tim Salmon and the Tim Salmon Foundation. Last week they hosted their 18th Annual Golf Classic at Monarch Beach Golf Links. This wonderful event benefits Laurel House, Orange County Rescue Mission’s home for runaway teen girls. Tim and the Foundation’s commitment to support teens and the work at Laurel House for many […]

Share The Joy of Our 2016 Summer Graduates

One of my favorite events throughout the year is Orange County Rescue Mission’s graduation ceremonies. There is nothing more exciting than seeing an individual or a family that was once all too familiar with poverty, homelessness, hardship, and sorrow now cross the stage to receive a diploma that signifies much more than simply completing a […]

Good News in Tustin

HOME FOR RUNAWAY TEEN GIRLS REOPENS Community rallies to save 30-year-old Laurel House. BY BROOKE EDWARDS STAGGS   STAFF WRITER for Tustin News Online article here. TUSTIN • In August, Tiffany Taylor had the rug pulled out from underneath her. Again.   That’s when the troubled teen found out Laurel House – a transitional home for at-risk girls – was out […]

Keeping Teen Girls Off the Streets

In August, Tiffany Taylor had the rug pulled out from underneath her. Again. That’s when the troubled teen found out Laurel House – a transitional home for at-risk girls – was out of money and shutting its doors. Taylor would have to go back to living with the grandparents she’d worked so hard to rebel […]

Help Us Rescue Young Girls

As we await the arrival of spring, we also eagerly await the re-launch of Laurel House within the next month.  Springtime is a season of renewal, rebirth, hope and growth which perfectly coincides with all that we seek to achieve at Laurel House for the lost and broken teen girls who come through our doors. […]


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