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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
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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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After Great Loss, Gary is Fighting for His Future

Not too long ago, Gary had it all. He grew up in Santa Barbara, went to college for dental technology, and got married. Instead of a honeymoon, Gary and his

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David Looks to Follow in His Father’s Footsteps

Twenty years ago, David’s father had his last drink after a lifetime of alcoholism. The secret to his success was committing to God, something that David is now working toward

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Central Coast Rescue Mission Provides Volunteer Opportunities Year-round

(Photo by Len Wood/Staff, Story by Logan B. Anderson )
Posted in the Santa Maria Times – January 1, 2018
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Every holiday season with the help of hundreds

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David Jumps Back Into Recovery Following Relapse

After a successful career in construction working for the family business, David found himself faced with uncertainty. He had struggled with carpal tunnel for years, and finally had surgery on

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