Travis Mathew Brings Summer Splash to the Village of Hope!

Who said recovery couldn’t be fun?  That surely was not the case last Friday, when our friends from Travis Mathew visited to bring us Water Day! As part of their Serve Day, fifty-seven Travis Mathew employees joined us for a water day event including a water balloon toss, water slides for both kids and adults, […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Rae Glenn

This week’s superhero volunteer is close to my heart, as well as the heart of Orange County Rescue Mission: she is a Rescue Mission graduate! Our very own Rae Glenn was recently recognized in Orange Coast magazine for her selfless service at several of our facilities, including the Village of Hope, where she once lived.  […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Joy Statler

Today I would like to introduce you to another of the Rescue Mission’s superhero volunteers: Joy Statler! Since 2010, Joy has been the Supervising Attorney of Trinity Law Clinic at Orange County Rescue Mission. The Trinity Law School partnered with the Rescue Mission in 2008 to create the Trinity Law Clinic. Joy and her team […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Linda Rose Mongell Parkinson

Over the next few weeks, I would like to shine light on some ‘behind-the-scenes’ individuals that work hard to serve the community here at Orange County Rescue Mission.  They dedicate their time, talents and resources, and their service makes an incredible impact on the Rescue Mission. Today, I would like to introduce you to Linda […]

Superheroes in Disguise

We appreciate our volunteers!  Volunteering is a natural extension of someone’s abilities, gifts and desire to contribute to something greater than themselves. The Rescue Mission is daily blessed by the contributions of so many wonderful friends. Our community wouldn’t be what it is today without the volunteers that tirelessly give of their time and talents. […]

Thank you Fellowship of Christian Athletes!

Caring for others can take many different forms.  Here at Orange County Rescue Mission, we are blessed to work with so many unique groups and ministries. One such group is the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, whose compassion in action happens in the form of a wiffle ball tournament! I would like to say a special […]

Enterprise, a Corporation that Gives

Thank you to our friends from Enterprise who sent 80 employees from various cities including San Diego, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles over the course of two weeks to meet and serve at our Village of Hope campus! Enterprise is an excellent example of a corporation that makes caring  for their community a priority. I […]

Volunteer on Thanksgiving with the OCRM Turkey Trot!

As Thanksgiving draws closer, I am getting more and more questions regarding volunteer opportunities on Thanksgiving day. I am so encouraged to know I live in a community that has the heart and desire to serve their neighbors. We are blessed to have filled our Thanksgiving meal volunteer opportunities, however there is another way you […]

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 […]

Up and Running Towards Hope

I would like to introduce you to another organization that partners with Orange County Rescue Mission. Up and Running Again is a non-profit Christian organization that trains the homeless to run half marathons. The 14-week program is meant to start the non-runner slowly towards being able to run 13.1 miles. For many years they have […]


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