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Dui Arrest Was The Wakeup Call Peter Needed To Get Help

Peter was born and raised in Pennsylvania. He moved out to California where he has been doing consulting work for the past 30 years. He was married for a while

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Ernie Finds His Calling At The Mission

You might remember Ernie. He was on his third stay at the mission and nearing graduation when we shared his story in March of last year. He not only graduated

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Central Coast Rescue Mission serves hundreds with an early Thanksgiving meal

By Razi Syed / Santa Maria Times – November 22, 2019
Photos by Len Wood, Staff
(To read entire article CLICK HERE)
Aiming to help Santa Maria’s most destitute community members, more than 100

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The Mission’s annual Thanksgiving Banquet is Nov. 22

Thanksgiving is a time of appreciation for what we have and those we love. We often take for granted the comforts and ease of driving ourselves to the grocery store,

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Addiction hits home for mission director

“I’ve seen how Jesus can take a life and transform it,” Jon said. “And that’s the motivation to step into the mission every day and work with the guys. And

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Nestor leaves drugs behind, looks forward to reuniting with his kids

Nestor was born in Mexico and moved to Carpinteria with his father when he was 17. His mother stayed behind. “The relationship between me and my father is not too

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After a stumble, Steve gets back on track at the mission

Steve grew up in Santa Barbara in a loving home with two parents and two younger siblings. His father, however, was an alcoholic. “A lot of family on my dad’s

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After Jail And Hospitals, Anthony Finds Peace At The Mission

Anthony grew up with parents who were alcoholics and was not interested in following that path. “My mother was functional—she’d cook, clean, go to the gym, do laundry, and then

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Brian Uses His Time In ‘Darkness’ To Relate To Those Who Need Help

When Brian was wrapping up high school at Righetti, he struggled in deciding his next step: film school or seminary? He had been inspired by his youth pastors growing up

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Saul Mends His Marriage, Restarts His Life Without Drugs

When Saul was 13, his family moved from Bakersfield to San Diego. “I had a rough life growing up,” Saul said. “My dad used to beat me up a lot.

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