Summer 2017 Graduation: Stories of Hope and Restoration

How can I best describe the atmosphere at a Rescue Mission graduation?  Let me do my best: You can feel it in the room.  The joy of renewed hope and a life transformed in Christ.  The peace, strength, and excitement of the graduates in knowing they are freed from the pain of the past, the […]

Homeless in the Summer

Click here to watch this clip. As we continue to cross off the summer days of leisure on the calendar, this season has been anything but leisurely at the Rescue Mission. There continues to be a consistently steady flow of men, women and children in need filtering through our doors. Where most families are planning vacations, […]

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 […]

Greenlight Says Go

… to the Circus! Taking kids to the circus for the first time is almost more entertaining than the actual acrobats and elephants. Eleven 3 and 4 year-olds from the Orange County Rescue Mission were granted a trip to the circus yesterday where they all had the opportunity to enjoy all the magic and wonder […]

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 at Village of Hope campus faithfully tutoring, mentoring and […]

Graduation Milestones

This is a very important weekend at the Village of Hope. I am excited to spend Sunday commemorating our most recent class of summer graduates from the Orange County Rescue Mission with Tustin Mayor Pro Tem Chuck Puckett. I am thrilled to watch another group of formerly homeless men, women, and children cross the stage to […]

World Change Starts Here

I believe we can change the world… and we are starting right here,  in Orange County. The Orange County Rescue Mission operates a faith based prevention, emergency, transitional, and affordable housing that includes: food, clothing, education, healthcare and housing, but most importantly wrap around services, to our clients. Countless single men, single women, single parents and families have […]

Come Volunteer this July

This summer, don’t let the  heat drive you into a mundane routine at home.  Build a new tradition with your friends and family by using those open windows of time in your summer schedule to make a difference in the community. Rally your friends for a food drive or encourage your kids to do a […]

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