From Desperation to Restoration: April & Logan’s Story

At the Rescue Mission, we see families come to us out of broken and painful situations every day.  Often parents arrive with their children, desperate and hopeless, unable to care for their children well as a result of their own traumatic upbringing and bad decisions made throughout their own lives.  One of our goals at […]

Answering the Hard Questions

Does God exist?  Is the Bible reliable?  And if God exists, why is there suffering in this world? These are the big questions that many of us ask.  Inevitably, we saw these questions arise here at the Rescue Mission as our residents encountered God and learned about Jesus Christ, many for the first time.  It […]

Join Us Tomorrow for the 2nd Annual Children’s Business Fair!

Please join us for the 2nd Annual Children’s Business Fair tomorrow!  From 9am to 2pm, the Village of Hope campus will be brimming with the bright ideas and creative products  of our youngest entrepreneurs. The Children’s Business Fair allows children to display their business ideas and innovations to the local community by launching their own “start-up” through […]

Aja’s Story: No Longer Running

Everyone, on some level, experiences the temptation to “run away” from their problems.  Many of us have tried, only to learn the hard way that our problems cannot be outrun.  This is an important concept to the Rescue Mission philosophy.  I have always made it a priority not to offer band-aid solutions in the form […]

United By A Cause Larger Than Commerce

Thanks to our friends at ­Paul’s Carpet Care, Zerorez, Beacon Carpet Cleaning, Max’s Carpet Care, Cole’s Carpet, Spotless Industries, Inc., and The Most Thorough, the rooms and offices at the Village of Hope are looking better than ever! These seven companies joined together to donate their services to the Rescue Mission and generously provide us […]

Pam Coles – Employee of the Month

Working at a non-profit, faith-based organization is an amazing employment opportunity. I am grateful to the many people who work with Orange County and Inland Empire Rescue Missions, as they dedicate themselves to contribute to the success of the ministry, knowing full well that their work serves a purpose so much greater than the accomplishment […]

Inspiration from a Community Leader

Recently I invited Peter Brakke to speak at our monthly staff gathering. You may not know the name of this influential leader, but you know his brand – Chick-fil-A. Peter is the owner of the Chick-fil-A restaurant in The District shopping center located in Tustin. What does a fast food chain owner have to do […]

Start Your Thanksgiving Day by Giving Back as a Family

Many of us parents look for ways to teach our kids to be thankful, and to give back. I especially have fun when we can do something together as a family. Orange County Rescue Mission’s Turkey Trot OC 5K Run/Walk is a great way to do just that. Start your Thanksgiving day by giving back […]

Matching Gifts Double the Impact

When you read my blogs, you know that Orange County Rescue Mission is about more than just handing out a meal. We offer services to people who want a hand up to transform their lives. But these people need to eat! Every day we provide thousands of meals. Right now, because of a $150,000 matching […]

Students Giving Back

Some of the most encouraging stories I hear about Orange County Rescue Mission students are about those students that give back. When someone has had a second chance in life, many in turn help others. It becomes a way of life for them to give. One such student is Chantel. When it came to family, […]


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