Stories Archives - VV Rescue Mission

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Bert tires of living on the streets, starts anew at the mission

Bert was born in Los Angeles and raised in the San Gabriel Valley, where he spent more than 20 years. But about 25 years ago, Bert’s mom relocated to the

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The Mission’s Annual Thanksgiving Banquet is Nov. 26

Thanksgiving is a time of appreciation for what we have and those we love. We often take for granted the comforts and ease of driving ourselves to the grocery store,

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Nathan remains connected nearly 1 year after graduation

After graduating from the mission’s recovery program years ago, Nathan thought he was prepared to reenter the world. But instead, he isolated himself, and feelings of loneliness reemerged. “I fell

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Harold knew the mission was ‘a blessing’ as soon as he entered

Harold had plenty of chances to get into trouble growing up, but his tight relationship with his mother always kept him in check. “When I almost didn’t graduate from high

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Backpack Giveaway Event A Success Yet Again

The sky was filled with thunder clouds and intermittent patches of blue, but Impact Church, site of the 10th Annual Backpack Giveaway, was filled with sunny faces and radiant smiles.

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Ray Gets His Health And Relationship With God Restored

Less than a year ago, Ray was wandering around Yucca Valley, awake for days and screaming at God. Now, he is stable, sober, and looking forward to the rest of

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Bill’s Boots On The Ground – Where Does My Help Come From?

The life lived in homelessness is one of struggle—but what does that mean? Simply, it is a constant pressure, like walking upstream against the current. Every step takes determination and

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Hector Abandons Life Of Crime For Relationship With God

Hector was born and raised in Texas by a single mother. “I never had a father figure in my life,” Hector said. “I chose the street and criminal enterprise as

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Gerard Enters Program After Stumbling Into Drugs Again

Gerard grew up in Orange County to a good family. They moved to Victorville when he was a kid. He finished school, started working, and all was well. “Everything was

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Bill’s Boots On The Ground – How Hot Is It?

I recently attended a national conference for rescue missions; it was in Palm Springs just over the mountains from Victorville in the “low desert.” I met a lot of people

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