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After opening a bible for the first time, Nicolas wants to know more

Nicolas was born in Mexico and came to the United States when he was 15 with his brothers and his mother. “I started going to school and working at the

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Chuck owns his ‘bad choices,’ focuses on spiritual growth

When Chuck reflects on his upbringing in Santa Maria, he has nothing but positive things to say. The decisions he made are on him. “I grew up in a good

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Don stops running from himself and commits to lifelong change

Don’s issues with alcohol started early, in high school, but if anyone noticed, they turned a blind eye. “I grew up in Iowa in a lower- to middle-class family,” Don

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Tony tires of disappointing his family, himself

Tony’s parents came from Mexico before he was born, and he was born and raised in Santa Maria. “I’ve lived here my whole life,” he said. “I’m the oldest, and

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Giving the credit where credit is due—to Jesus

One evening about a month ago, one of our clients, Miguel, was standing outside the Mission talking to another client. Out of the corner of his eye he could see

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The Mission has ‘changed the way I see things’

It’s been a year since Fernando graduated the mission’s Life Recovery program, and looking back, he hardly recognizes the person he used to be. “This program has helped me realize

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Witnessing change, recognizing rewards at the Mission

One of the joys of working at the Mission is that I can be myself around our clients. We have a comfy rec area where our clients can relax, watch

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Harrison wants change, became ‘too comfortable on the streets’

Harrison and his biological sister were adopted by the same loving parents. They adopted his older sister, and when Harrison’s biological mother got pregnant again three years later, she reached

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Denis feels ‘more dedicated’ this time through the program

Denis, now 27, is the oldest of four. “I’ve always had my parents to support me,” he said. Dennis and his family moved around a lot in the Central Coast

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Miguel looks forward to the ‘bright, clear days’ after the storm

Miguel grew up in the Antelope Valley. He went to Catholic grade school and graduated from Catholic high school. His parents divorced when he was 2. His mom remarried, but

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