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Chris Overcomes Childhood Trauma, Gets His Life Back On Track

Chris had a rough childhood, and sees more clearly now how the trauma has affected the trajectory of his life. “I went through a lot,” he said. “I was molested

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Andrew Nears 1-Year Anniversary Of Program Graduation

When we last spoke to Andrew in early 2018, he was new to the mission’s life recovery program and was working to let God lead him in his journey. “I

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Cecil Works Through Childhood Trauma, Starts New Life At The Mission

His parents’ contentious divorce—and the difficult aftermath—shaped much of Cecil’s life. He was young when they split, and he and his siblings were first placed with their mother. “That wasn’t

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Albert Gets Help, And Isn’t Looking Back

Albert grew up locally with two brothers, his mom, and his dad, the latter of whom was very strict. “My dad was always really tough, so even though I knew

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Fernando Leaves Best Friend Behind To Finally Get Help

Fernando doesn’t have much family left, nor does he have many important personal relationships in his life. But when he talks about his dog, Fernando’s eyes light up. Kiko, a

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Program Assistant Reflects On His Journey To The Mission

Mike Ruiz, the program assistant at the mission for nearly a year, still seems in awe of where he’s ended up. “I never would’ve imagined this. If you would’ve told

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Director’s Note – April

The end of my work day is my favorite part of my time at the mission. Yes, I get to go home, but that’s not the draw. It’s the time

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Leonard faces his fears and begins to trust

Leonard and his older sister were raised by a single father, and the family moved around a lot. Leonard didn’t meet his mother until he was 13. “I was nervous

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Jeff ‘sacrificed everything’ for his addiction

Jeff grew up in Santa Barbara in a middle class family, and he was always acting out. “I have three sisters, and I was always the rebel, since kindergarten,” he

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Director’s Note – March 2019

Today we celebrated Ernie, the first graduate of our improved Transitional Living Program at the mission, one with enhanced job placement and leadership training opportunities. After our traditional house ceremony,

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