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Wade’s Word – April

Everyone can recall the wonder and enchantment of childhood imagination; where closet doors separate bedrooms from magical lands, couch cushions become a refuge from shark-infested carpets below, flying to the moon is a quick errand between nap and dinner time, and the hero always wins in the end. For many children, these adventures are buried…

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LAUSD Connects with the Mission

The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has over 13,000 students who identify as homeless. Those students are met with a unique set of challenges as they work towards their education. We often see children coming into our program who have changed schools several times in one school year. For some families, this means their…

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Giving Back and Finding Hope

Volunteers are an essential part of the mission and Mandy Richardville is no exception. Mandy has been a volunteer receptionist for over a year. In Mandy’s view, “Volunteering at the mission adds a sense of purpose to each week.” On a typical day, Mandy has a number of responsibilities: she monitors the front gate, answers…

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Wade’s Word – March

Someone recently asked me how we define success at the mission and I thought it would be meaningful for you to hear my response. It is important to know that we deal not only with physical poverty, but also with relational poverty (lack of relationships) and spiritual poverty (lack of hope). Many of the people…

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Clean Starts

We are always looking for new ways to help those we serve live fulfilling lives and better serve our community. The Clean Starts/Clean Streets program is an excellent example of a new program we launched recently. In partnership with Councilmember Mitchell Englander, Northridge Sparkle and Mayor Garcetti’s office, the mission piloted this program to provide…

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Wade’s Word – February

For the past eight years, the Rescue Mission Alliance San Fernando Valley has been providing showers to our chronically homeless neighbors through our mobile shower program. Over the years, we have provided thousands of people with the opportunity to enhance their dignity through this program. We have also helped several other groups start similar programs…

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Fearless Kids Conquer School and Roller Coasters

As a reward for academic performance, the kids from our family shelter were treated to a day at Universal Studios. The day started with students receiving brand new backpacks, shoes, clothes, hygiene products, jackets, and story books all thanks to Operation School Bells. The students received VIP treatment throughout the whole day at the park.…

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Pathway to Employment

We are always grateful for our corporate partners who volunteer their time and share their resources with us. One of our most recent partners is Ralphs grocery. When Ralphs hosted their first event, it was quite a remarkable sight. Smiling employees began pouring out of their cars and into our playground with boxes of toys,…

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Wade’s Word – January

The New Year is upon us and I always find that it is a great time to reflect, make course adjustments, and celebrate the past year’s accomplishments. For our team we recognize that we could not do our work without having generous donors, volunteers, and community partners working alongside us. In 2016, we continued to…

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LA Rams Mascot, Cheerleaders Host Holiday Party at Valley Rescue Mission

Printed in the Los Angeles Daily News, December 21, 2016 Los Angeles Rams mascot Rampage and the team’s cheerleaders joined forces with Albertsons, Vons and Pavilions employees Tuesday in Northridge, where they kicked off a holiday party at the Rescue Mission Alliance San Fernando Valley. Much to the delight of about 60 homeless and needy…

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Annual Christmas Toy Store

Christmas is a magical time of year that should not be missed by any family. With our annual Christmas Toy Store, we hope to make the holidays memorable for our current and former guests. Each year, we partner with Pastor Dave Polus and Every Nation City Church to make that happen. This year’s store, held…

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Wade’s Word – December

The other day, I was sorting through some memorabilia in my garage, and I came across a photo from 23 years ago. The photo was of Dave, a homeless man who I had case managed in my early career. I was not able to share this story with him before he passed away from complications…

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