Stories Archives - VV Rescue Mission


Seven Years After Graduation, Anthony Reflects On His Restoration

Anthony grew up in San Dimas, but moved to Hesperia when he got older. He met his wife, and they bought a house there, but Anthony spent most of the

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Kenny Returns To God After Homelessness, Losing His Daughter

A decade ago, Kenny was in a dark place. “I lived a life of depression and doing drugs—it was really bad,” Kenny said. “I became homeless. I couldn’t imagine anything

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Rescue Mission Plans Annual Backpack Giveaway

By Renee Del La Cruz
Photo by James Quigg / Daily Press
Posted in the Daily Press – June 22, 2019
(To read Daily Press original article  CLICK HERE)
VICTORVILLE — In anticipation of back-to-school

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5 Years Later, Thomas Reflects On Complete Restoration

Thomas had a wife, three children, and an all-around good life, but unfortunately, drugs were his priority. They tore apart his home life, leading to divorce, and then prison.
“I spent

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Brian Keeps His Eyes On God During Ms Battle

Brian grew up in the Los Angeles area with his mom, stepdad and two younger brothers. “I was a total jock before I started to party,” he said. “I left

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10 Years Later, Sammy Reflects On Time At The Mission

After his first tour in Iraq, Sammy struggled. “When I came home, that’s when I really started falling,” he said. “I started doing drugs, and became addicted to meth. Even

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Bob Follows In Brother’s Footsteps, Graduates Mission Program

After 40 years of drinking, Bob decided enough was enough. His brother had graduated from the mission’s program a decade earlier and encouraged Bob to give it a try. “When

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Bill’s Boots On The Ground – When All Seems Lost

If you were able to find something valuable that you had lost, would you keep this great news to yourself? I don’t think so. I bet you would proclaim it

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Nine Years After Graduation, Matt Has A Whole New Life

When Matt reflects on the man he once was, he has trouble explaining what a 180 he’s made. “If you weren’t in that world, it may be hard to see

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Rick Reflects On Life After Graduation

Rick, a homeowner, husband, and father of six, had been sober with the help of a 12-step program for 18 years. But as he entered his 50s, his arthritis worsened,

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