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, […]

No Longer Just Surviving

As a child, Leticia never knew her dad. So her young life was spent trying to fill a hole in her heart. Before she knew it, she was on a dangerous path. “I grew up without a father, which led me to look for a father figure in men, anything that got [their] attention . […]

Share The Joy of Our 2016 Summer Graduates

One of my favorite events throughout the year is Orange County Rescue Mission’s graduation ceremonies. There is nothing more exciting than seeing an individual or a family that was once all too familiar with poverty, homelessness, hardship, and sorrow now cross the stage to receive a diploma that signifies much more than simply completing a […]

It’s Never Too Late

I want to thank Tustin Unified School District, who has partnered with Orange County Rescue Mission’s Sunwest Bank Success Center. Tustin Unified believes it is never too late to get a high school diploma, and so do we. All residents, regardless of age, are required to complete their high school diploma, in order to be […]

Thank You Zerorez Socal in Irvine

Thanks to our friends at Zerorez Socal in Irvine, the rooms at the Village of Hope are looking better than ever! Eric Bollman and the @Zerorez team brought their 5-star rated carpet cleaning services to Village of Hope and cleaned 10 bedrooms for our residents. Upkeep on our Village of Hope facility, and our several […]

Orange County Rescue Mission First Annual Women’s Luncheon

Earlier this week here at Village of Hope we held our first annual Women’s Luncheon. I had the opportunity to share the podium with several co-workers, who shared about their passion for working at Orange County Rescue Mission. It is an honor to have such committed women on our team. But, especially amazing to me […]

Church at the Mission

I am very excited to introduce the newest members of the Orange County Rescue Mission family: Church at the Mission! As the Orange County Rescue Mission seeks to minister to the least, the last and the lost of our community, this gathering of believers has planted their community of faith right in the center of […]

Family Camp

It has been a long time dream of mine to see families in the Orange County Rescue Mission’s program enjoy quality time together in the great outdoors as part of their rehabilitation process. Our Double R Ranch in Warner Springs has the perfect setting for families to enjoy this experience. Over this last year, our […]

Out of the Park

I get to see Tim working hard every day as he cleans around my office and our support staff’s work spaces.  His smile is perpetual and his optimism is contagious.  Believe it or not, Tim was homeless, sleeping in a park. But because of your gifts, Tim doesn’t have sleepless nights worrying about his safety, […]

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