Realities of Homelessness in Orange County

The news of the homeless crisis in Orange County has been making headlines regularly, and has even been touched on in the international media.  I invite you to read a February 18, 2018 editorial in the Orange County Register, that challenges us to support policy and solutions that “think more creatively about this growing problem.” […]

Homelessness isn’t a government problem. It’s a problem for all of us.

Recently, the Orange County Register printed an editorial piece that greatly resonates with my thoughts on the issue of homelessness. Quoted in the following article, I have often said that for far too long, our society has dropped its social ills at government’s doorstep, relying on the government to fix problems that we as a […]

Baby Hope Comes Home!

(Photo by Joshua Sudock,Orange County Register/SCNG) , JOSHUA SUDOCK, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER I vividly remember the joy of bringing my children home for the first time. Children are a blessing from the Lord and it is time of celebration and excitement when a family grows. Unfortunately, this is not always the case for homeless and hurting […]

OC Register Letter to the Editor

  OC REGISTER – CINDY YAMANAKA, FILE PHOTO Friends, as most of you have read recently the Santa Ana Civic Center faces huge challenges when it comes to the impact of the more than 450 homeless living there. In the Opinion section of the Orange County Register, Ms. Bonnie Compton Hanson wrote about her observations […]

Progress for the Vets Village of Hope

As we continue to take steps forward in developing our dream for the Veterans Village of Hope, valuable community partners like the Tustin Exchange Club help propel us forward in developing help for our homeless vets. Exchange Club Vice President Randi Bernstein and her volunteers presented the Rescue Mission with a gift of $5,969 to […]

Rising Deaths on the Streets

The information in this article is critical awareness that needs to be shared. The fact that more and more of our neighbors in Orange County are dying on the streets is an indication of the overall health of our community. I want to share this information to offer hope. There are generous and passionate people in […]

What’s in store for 2016

WHAT’S IN STORE FOR 2016? Brooke Staggs writes for The Tustin News on what to look forward to in 2016. NONPROFITS REACH   FURTHER   Orange County Rescue Mission plans to expand its services this year by doubling the number of beds allowed at its transitional housing facility, Village of Hope. The nonprofit will also partner with […]

15 Highlights from Tustin in 2015

In hopes of continuing to impact our great city of Tustin and beyond, I enjoyed reading the significant highlights from 2015 in this list generated by the Orange County Register. *photo c/o: The Orange County Register. The work of the Orange County Rescue Mission, and essentially each and every one of you that partnered with […]

It takes a community

Children who live at the Orange County Rescue Mission’s Village of Hope gather at the gate as they wait for a Christmas sleigh full of presents to begin handing out gifts. Photo C/O: LEONARD ORTIZ, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER, OC REGISTER. I have been blessed to have spent the last 33 years of my life serving the […]

Poor in California

Costa Mesa Motor Inn residents Karen Sullivan, right, 61, and Patricia Hilton, 63, show their signs as they join other protesters in front of Costa Mesa Motor Inn. ED CRISOSTOMO, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER   By JOHN SEILER / Staff columnist *Read the article online here. Where are poor people supposed to live? That’s the question I […]


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