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Every purchase made from the Central Coast Rescue Mission Super Thrift Store helps improve the lives of those in your community.

Mission Impact

Every day as the sun rises and sets along the coast, the Central Coast Rescue Mission is changing lives for good.

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Nights of Shelter

Last year we provided more than 5,000 nights of safe, warm, and comfortable sleep to the men in our Life Recovery Program.

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Meals Served Last Year

A warm meal nourishes the body, mind, and soul. It can make all the difference in the world to someone who is struggling.

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Articles of Clothing

Over 6,900 articles of clothing were given to people in need through our direct assistance and life recovery programs.

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Boxes of Food

Needy families receive grocery assistance from our three pantry locations.

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Your donation supports people in need and helps them lead healthy, self-sufficient lives.

Lives Changed For Good.

DIRECTOR’S NOTE – How long does it take to break a bad habit?

I’m confident anyone who reads this knows what it’s like to break a bad habit, whether it’s to quit caffeine, stop negative speech, or resist road rage. When I was growing up, my father made the decision to stop smoking. He said it was one of the hardest things he ever did, but didn’t want…

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Luis continues to build ‘spirit mind’ after graduation

About a year ago, Luis was 20, battling addiction, and coming off of two years in and out of jail. He had started hanging with gang members in high school, where he was introduced to meth. He cleaned up for a bit, but after graduating and going to work in the fields, Luis started using…

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Deja comes to work at the mission after addiction, loss strike her family

Six months into her new job managing Santa Maria Super Thrift, the Mission’s thrift store, Deja is seeing how the trauma she experienced as a daughter of an addict, can result in a perspective that’s helpful in her role. Deja grew up locally with two younger siblings-their mother was addicted to heroin. “It was pretty…

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