Stories Archives - VV Rescue Mission


Robert Battles Ptsd, Cancer, And Finds God In The Fight

Robert was against the Vietnam War, but after graduating from high school, he was drafted. And despite his feelings about it, there was never a moment that he considered making

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Where Will Their Help Come From?

The Lord has promised good to you! The old hymn says it all: “Amazing grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me.” The Lord saved me, saved

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Justin Leaves Unstable Life Behind, Looks Ahead To A Happy Future

Justin’s goals for his future aren’t elaborate. He wants stability. He wants a steady life free of surprises. He never wants to worry about having a roof over his head

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Tony Begins Recovery After Early Start With Drugs

Drugs took hold of Tony early. In middle school, he was already using and felt out of control. He asked for help from a teacher and entered a rehabilitation facility

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Joe Follows In His Little Brother’s Footsteps, Gets The Help He Needs

When Joe felt like he had nowhere to turn, he reached out to his younger brother, Bert. Bert was getting help with his addiction, and had a place to stay.

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Angel Overcomes Addiction, Finds True Happiness In God

At just 22, Angel has already experienced homelessness, addiction, and hunger. He became hooked on fentanyl quickly. He started stealing to support his habit, and ended up on the streets,

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The new decade is here… 2020!

The mission has accomplished so much. In this last year we celebrated 20 years of service to the Victor Valley community, and the number of lives that have been changed

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Years After Graduation, Billy Keeps On Trucking

Billy was born in Ohio and moved to California when he was 6 months old, where he has lived ever since. Billy describes his upbringing as “kind of rocky. My

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Brian Will Be Home For Christmas

You might remember Brian. He spent his first Christmas at the mission last year. This Christmas, he has a job, a place to call home and a renewed purpose.
Brian’s story

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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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