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, […]

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 without even a new notebook filled with crisp blank pages. Fortunately, […]

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 […]

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 story HERE. Join us and volunteer with OCRM

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 Mission, we are not just a shelter, warehousing the […]

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 Pacific Symphony presented “Roll Over Beethoven – From Rock to […]

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. But the parents and children are all homeless at the Village, a […]


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