I like to call attention to the volunteers who help to make the work of Orange County Rescue Mission possible. Supporting, guiding, and providing for homeless men, women, and children requires the service and talents of many people!

La Vonne Earl is one of those volunteers. She has volunteered as a life coach, mentor, and teacher of adult students for four years. She said, “This is one of my favorite places to be. I feel very connected to the students, and I am treated so kindly.”

One of La Vonne’s most special memories is with one particular student struggling with a class. La Vonne understands how difficult the healing process is, with emotions that seem overwhelming and too much to bear. With La Vonne’s guidance, the student completed the seven-week course, standing up bravely to give a tear-filled testimony on the last day.

“I am so honored and grateful that the Rescue Mission keeps inviting me back. I love coming to the Mission because I am fulfilling the call on my life, to serve those who cannot pay you back and share the gospel’s good news. I learn from their experiences, and I am humbled by the inspiration they bring into my life.”

La Vonne is the founder and director of YKI Coaching, which donates net proceeds from services and resources to Orange County Rescue Mission. Thank you, La Vonne, for helping to bring health and restoration to women experiencing homelessness.

I am humbled and thankful for the people, corporations, foundations, and churches that give to Orange County Rescue Mission. We are 100% funded privately by the generosity of others. Each and every donor and volunteer is greatly valued and appreciated!