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Making Change a Friend

“This place has changed my life from where I was to where I am at now. I’m healthy. I’m off the streets. I’m helping others instead of taking from them.

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Shaping Character, Serving Customers

Thrift store volunteer Gino says, “We are not just selling stuff to roll it up into our pockets for a profit. These men are our future. How we help, these

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A Wanted Man

“Nobody wanted me around,” says Travis. “I grew up in the San Fernando Valley and had a violent childhood.  I watched my step-dad shoot a gun out of the house

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When Smiles Are Extra Precious

In partnership with the Santa Maria Foursquare Church and with Grace Baptist Church, the mission is reaching out to the many homeless children that live in north Santa Barbara County.

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Use it or Lose it

The servant who hid his talent got it taken away and given to another. The lesson to be learned is, “use it or lose it.”
To that end, Haela and her

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Community Comes Together to Make Christmas Special for Over 300 Children

Printed in the Santa Maria Times, December 22, 2016
The Central Coast Rescue Mission teamed up with local churches, businesses and community members to provide gifts to more than 300 children

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A Father’s Future Focus

Henry’s father was in a gang and led his family in the gang lifestyle. Struggling to be a good example to his son, Henry is now trying to break away

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Service With a Smile

Enedina’s pastor asked his church to help at the rescue mission. She responded joyfully and served. She enjoyed it so much she came back multiple times and has served in

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Central Coast Rescue Mission Serves Hope, Thanksgiving at Event

Published in the Santa Maria Times – November 26, 2016 (To read entire article CLICK HERE)
Those served during Monday’s Central Coast Rescue Mission annual free Thanksgiving banquet got more than turkey and

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Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens

For some time, mission volunteers, Tim and Judy, had been donating items. With their children having flown the coop, they decided to get more personally involved. Thinking it was a

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