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Victor was born in Mexico, but took off for the United States when he was just 16. “There was no work over there, so I came here in 2004,” said

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When Zach looks back on his childhood, he sees a kid who had everything he needed, but who dealt with some challenges along the way. “I never went without, but

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After 10-year sobriety streak is broken, Marco looks to the mission for help

Marco has been a Christian his whole life, he said. “I was saved when I was 10 and went to church every week.” After high school, Marco went to college

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Dallas focuses on healing from traumas, growing spiritually

Dallas’ parents made only rare appearances in his childhood. He grew up in Oklahoma, primarily with his grandparents, until his grandfather died of a heart attack. Dallas was just 13.

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After 15 years in and out of jail, Miguel just ‘let God take over’

Miguel’s rock bottom came in August of last year. He had recently been released from jail. “I was on the train tracks,” he said. “I was homeless, stinky, and had

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Abel looks forward to being there for his 10 grandchildren

Abel grew up in Guadalupe, and moved to Santa Maria at 10. In school, he didn’t have trouble making friends, and enjoyed playing sports. “In high school, I started hanging

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Rickie looks to squash for good his battle with drinking

After Rickie finished high school in Lompoc and got his music degree from community college, he married, and the couple moved to New Orleans. Rickie’s wife was earning her law

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Robert craves stability after jail time and ‘losing everything’

When Robert’s parents divorced when he was 16, things started to change for the teenager. Robert had enjoyed an uneventful childhood, growing up in Santa Barbara, and then Lompoc, with

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We’ve endured the unexepected. Now on to 2021!

In January 2020, in one of the first devotions of the year, I talked with the participants in our Life Recovery Program about being grateful. My New Year’s resolution was

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Hot Christmas meals will still be served to those in need

I want to say how grateful I am to our donors, volunteers, participants and staff who are committed so dearly to feeding people during the holidays. Our Thanksgiving banquet was

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