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Looking Forward to a New Chapter After a Life Behind Bars

Kevin, 52, has spent the majority of his adult life incarcerated, starting with a five-year sentence when he was 18, to several two-to-three-year stints over the last 20 years. “I

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Andrew Is Letting God Lead The Way Now

Andrew has been getting in trouble since he was a kid, but he doesn’t want anyone blaming his family. “I came from a really good family. My aunts and uncles

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He Cried Out, and God Listened

Not more than a year ago, Cody was in prison, away from his kids, and on the outs with his girlfriend. He was, however, praying for himself and his family,

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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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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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