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Once in need herself, Lasharae and her daughter now give back

Lasharae never thought she would be looking into homeless shelters online, but about four years ago, she found herself doing just that. “I went through a really hard time,” she

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Reaching those in need at the warming shelter

The Victor Valley Community Warming Shelter is in its eighth winter season of operation, and has helped shelter and permanently house so many people experiencing homelessness. The Victor Valley Rescue

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Pandemic, addiction leaves Brian at the end of his rope

When Brian started drinking at 19, it was a very moderate habit, he said. He had grown up in a good family in Orange County with his parents, three brothers

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Bill’s Boots on the Ground: Promises kept

Hi friends,
We have been busy here at the Mission, as our services have continued—and even multiplied—through the past year of the Covid-19 pandemic. We are still serving our neighbors in

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2020 Lives changed for good: Tony

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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2020 Lives changed for good: Joe

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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Bill’s Boots on the Ground

Food for Thought
Hi friends,
I cannot believe 2021 is here! The Victor Valley Rescue Mission wants to extend a Happy New Year to all of you, our donors and partners in

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Christmas meal, toy giveaway will go on in 2020

While it will certainly look differently, the Mission’s Christmas event will go on this year. We will serve a Christmas meal to our local homeless guests, and will bless the

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Charles credits success to his focus, the company he keeps

It took a lot for Charles to finally want change in his life. He was nearly 55 years old. He’d used methamphetamine for 40 years. He had broken his ankle,

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Bill’s Boots on the Ground

Hi friends,
We have been very busy at the Mission working through all of the changes resulting from COVID—thank you for your prayers and support. The operations are full steam

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