12 More on the Road to Success

Two weeks ago, 12 men and women became the first Road to Success employment workshop graduates for 2018.  Twelve people collected their certificates and shared their struggles and their victories.  Twelve people, who came from homelessness, addiction, abuse and brokenness.  Now, they stand before you as 12 job-seekers, confident in their skills and experience, and […]

On the Road to Success!

“I learned I had skills I didn’t know I could use for my resume.” “I learned to be me and that God has a plan for my life.” “I learned that I should be confident in myself and [learned] skills that I forgot I had in my bad choices.” “I learned who I am again.” “I [had […]

The Rewards of Employment

One of the things that sets the Rescue Mission programs apart is our emphasis on the back-to-work component of recovery. It is a priority of the program to equip men and women with the skills and confidence necessary to gain employment and live self-sufficient lives. One of the ways we prepare these individuals for the […]

Heather’s Road To Success

Heather had tissues in hand as she stepped up to receive her certificate, completion pin, and red lanyard, signifying that she has taken another significant step toward self-sufficiency. The single mother is part of a group of six homeless adults graduating from the “Road to Success” job readiness workshop. You may remember Heather from the […]

The Journey on the Road to Success

Orange County Rescue Mission’s primary goal is not simply to provide a roof or a meal.  It is to bring lasting change and transformation to someone’s life so that they will have the tools and resources to remain self-sufficient even after they leave us.  One of the most important factors is employment: both finding and […]

Finding Hope & Overcoming Obstacles on the Road to Success

“There is nothing you cannot overcome.” Tears well up in Rick’s eyes as he speaks to his daughter, Sarah, and son-in-law, Edgar, two of the Rescue Mission’s most recent Road to Success employment workshop graduates. He holds on tightly to their daughter – his granddaughter – Ava. This is a powerful and emotional moment, one […]


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