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June Employee of the Month

The work we do at the Orange County Rescue Mission requires unique individuals to answer the call and carry out the cause of serving the least, the last and the lost. The miracles that we get to witness in the lives of broken men, women and children are no shortage of evidence that God...

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A Chance to Swim

As I arrived at the office each day last week, I crossed paths with an ecstatic flock of  freshly sun-screened faces of Village of Hope children. As they boarded a bus each day to attend their designated summer activity, I couldn’t help but think how generous a gift, such a...

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Kids Excited About School

With the unavoidable conclusion of summer also brings a population of  melancholy kids. The market driven back-to-school shopping rush usually can alleviate some of this dismal mood with temporary excitement in new clothes and school supplies, but imagine the first day back to school...

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Summer Blow Out

Where do you begin when thanking the volunteers that have turned into family? The end of the summer blow out at the Village of Hope is an event we look forward to every year, but its not the only time we get to enjoy the friendship of Coast Hills Community Church. The summer blow out...

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Our Volunteers Our Hero’s

Our Volunteers Our Hero’s.  Everyone has a story. Something we don’t do enough is recognize the people that freely dedicate their time to make the work of restoring lives possible. The intriguing part is why they do it. WATCH as our volunteer spotlight, Linda, tells her...

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Athletes Against Homelessness

How do we open the eyes of children to new opportunities? They don’t know what they don’t know! Mind, body and soul are just the basic aspects to consider when you are working toward reversing generations of dysfunction and unhealthy lifestyles. At the Orange County Rescue...

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Night at the Symphony

Residents of O.C. Rescue Mission’s Village of Hope transitional housing program enjoy a night at the Pacific Symphony. By THERESA WALKER / ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER Dawn Smart walked arm in arm with a neighbor friend up the walkway at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on the night the...

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Concordia University

Volunteers from Concordia University tutor kids, helping them overcome challenges from time spent homeless. BY JORDAN GRAHAM, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER On a typical weekday at the Village of Hope, parents are at work, their children are in class.  It could be anywhere in Orange County...

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R U Hungry? They are!

Typically the idea of hunger drums up images of children in 3rd world countries, but I meet families in Orange County every day who are struggling to find their next meal. Kids and parents who know the pain of hunger all too well, that have never known healthy nutrition or the comfort...

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Concordia Camp Rocks!

What do hiking, tennis, and rocket launching have to do with homelessness? How about offering all of these summer camp perks to kids who have come off the streets and are being equipped to break future generations of homelessness? Concordia University faculty and students are regulars...

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