Who We Are Changing Lives for Good
The San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission is an outreach ministry of the Rescue Mission Alliance which is a Christian Non-Profit organization ministering to the needs of the less fortunate in Southern California through emergency and long-term rehabilitation services.
Home Again Campaign We are still building!
Even with the fire and rebuilding of the structures that were destroyed, we are still continuing with the Home Again Campaign. Please check back often as we move forward.
What You Can Do There is always something to do
Becoming a volunteer is easy and there are opportunities are on-going, year-round, and constantly changing. At the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission, there is a place for everyone with time to give. Volunteer today and make a difference in the lives of the hurting and the homeless.
Fire can't stop San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission's Thanksgiving feast
Published in the Los Angeles Times - November 26, 2014
Georgina Rodriguez could feel the heat on her back in the middle of the night as she ran from the burning North Hollywood homeless shelter.
The teenager and her family watched in horror as the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission burned to the ground in May. The family of five had just settled in after living in the back of a moving truck. Once again, they didn't know where they would sleep at night.
The rescue mission's Saticoy Street emergency shelter was a total loss, displacing the 31 people staying there. The overnight fire, which started at an adjacent wood pallet warehouse, destroyed the mission's clothing and food warehouse, as well as vehicles used to deliver meals and portable showers.
Six months later, the mission has a long way to go to recover. But on Tuesday, it did what it always does for Thanksgiving: serve warm meals to hundreds of people from across the Valley.