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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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Director’s Note – June

Being a part of the Central Coast Rescue Mission team affords me many blessings—the greatest is seeing real change happen in our clients’ lives! Today we had the honor of

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Submitting To God One Day At A Time

There was a time, not too long ago, that Anthony was on Skid Row in Los Angeles. “If I saw a needle on the ground with a little something in

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With 8 Daughters Looking To Him, Jairo Is Ready For Change

After serving six months in jail on burglary charges and then being transferred to the mission, Jairo was miserable. “I didn’t want to come here,” said Jairo. “I had so

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Director’s Note – May

Life is busy here at the mission. But there are times, in between appointments and classes and meals, when the world seems to slow down. It’s in those rare, quiet

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Will work for food: Chick-fil-A fans trade volunteer hours for year’s worth of meals

(Photo by Len Wood/Staff, Story by Mathew Burcaiga )
Posted in the Santa Maria Times – March 14, 2018
(To read original article  CLICK HERE)
On Wednesday morning, the Santa Maria Chick-fil-A — the

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Ernie Strives To Be The ‘Papa’ His Grandkids Need

Third time’s a charm—that’s what Ernie’s proving. He’s nearing graduation of the Life Recovery Program, after spending time at the mission twice before.
While Ernie acknowledged that he had a wild

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Director’s Note – April

A few moments ago, I was walking through our office here at the mission, when I stopped and looked out the window. Three of our program participants were circled together

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David Finds Solace At The Mission While Grieving His Mother

David sits quietly considering how his time at the mission has been going so far. He’s tried many programs over many decades, and it’s always a struggle transitioning, he says.

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Rafael Looks To Promising Future After Graduation

Rafael has been getting in trouble for as long as he can remember, starting with being suspended and then expelled from his elementary school. “In fifth grade I would be

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