Stories Archives - VV Rescue Mission


Jeremy: God showed me ‘he was bigger than all of it’

Jeremy grew up in a small town in New Hampshire to loving parents. “My home life was great,” he said. My parents are amazing, loving, caring. I have an older

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BIll’s Boots on the Ground

Well, it is September already and we certainly have had quite the year adjusting to all that COVID has brought about! We would normally have invited everyone to the annual

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Annual backpack giveaway draws hundreds of families to SBC Fairgrounds in Victorville

By Rene Ray De La Cruz
Staff Writer, VV Daily Press
Sitting in the backseat of her parent’s Jeep, 7-year-old Emma Stevens watched curiously as masked volunteers handed out backpacks in SBC

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Brandon: After 6 months, the Mission ‘has changed me so much’

When Brandon looks back on his childhood, he says it was a good one. His parents raised him and his brother and sisters in Lancaster, and Brandon said his dad

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Sarah provides help and hope to her community

When people walk into the Victor Valley Rescue Mission—whether it be for resources, a hygiene kit, or even just a cup of coffee—they most often see Sarah first. She’s been

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‘Moral mechanic’ reflects on life-changing time in the program a decade ago

Jim struggled with drugs for 30 years, starting when he was 17. His family moved from Bishop down into the city, where the offerings were more plentiful. “You could say

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Bill’s boots on the ground

Now with so many folks out of work, and more people struggling to make ends meet, your donations help the mission serve not just the homeless, but those who don’t

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Jesse abandons dark, dangerous life for spiritual happiness

Even though Jesse’s dad walked out on him and his mother when he was just 8 months old, he still reflects on a happy childhood. “I had an awesome mom,”

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Years after graduation, Jared reflects on dark times

In 2011, Jared and his wife and young daughter were driving. His wife was pregnant with their son; he was due in three weeks. “There was a road rage incident,”

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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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