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After Struggle With Gangs, Then Homelessness, Owen Finds Refuge

Owen’s excitement for his growing relationship with God and his heart for service is palpable. “I want to get in, do everything, help everyone,” Owen said with a laugh. “It’s

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Juan Searches Out—And Finds—A Strong Relationship With God

Juan grew up in a religious household, but in his teens, he started clashing with his family on what Christianity meant to him. “My family is religious, but they don’t

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Eugene Leaves Drifter Lifestyle Behind, Looks To Establish Roots

As he nears his 50th birthday, Eugene reflects on his life spent wandering. “I was just drifting through this country like a tumbleweed,” he said. “I haven’t established any roots,

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Putting Pride Aside And Asking For Help

After graduating from the mission’s Life Recovery Program and over a year of sobriety under his belt, it was hard for Robert to return after his relapse. “I always knew

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Victor Graduates With Peace, Joy That He Never Thought He Would Find

Victor said he’s always gotten bored quickly and was often seeking excitement, thrill, and recklessness. So in school, when Victor started noticing drugs, he was intrigued. “Drugs were always everywhere

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Jesse Quells His Anger Issues With A Focus On God, His Kids

Jesse grew up in a tough neighborhood in South Sacramento. His father was abusive, and he and his two brothers were often caught in the middle of a very volatile

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Looking Forward to a New Chapter After a Life Behind Bars

Kevin, 52, has spent the majority of his adult life incarcerated, starting with a five-year sentence when he was 18, to several two-to-three-year stints over the last 20 years. “I

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Andrew Is Letting God Lead The Way Now

Andrew has been getting in trouble since he was a kid, but he doesn’t want anyone blaming his family. “I came from a really good family. My aunts and uncles

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He Cried Out, and God Listened

Not more than a year ago, Cody was in prison, away from his kids, and on the outs with his girlfriend. He was, however, praying for himself and his family,

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Staff Spotlight: Chris Rutledge

As the mission’s program manager, Chris Rutledge serves as a mentor and source of encouragement for the men on their journey to recovery. It helps, he says, because he can

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