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Hot meals and a drive-thru pantry will allow us to serve more this Thanksgiving

This November marks our 21st year of serving the community at Thanksgiving. Although COVID-19 has caused us to shift our plans a bit as we consider the safety of those we serve, we remain committed to provide Thanksgiving meals during a time when food security is impacting more families in our community than ever before.…

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Mission’s mobile shower program going strong throughout COVID challenges

As COVID continues to disrupt much our daily lives, our Survival Outreach Services program is still out in the community, providing hot showers, meals and other services for those in need on the streets. “There’s been an increase in visitors—people who once showered at gyms or parks or beaches who can no longer do so,”…

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Pantry distributes more than 14,000 meals to families all over L.A.

When it became clear that the COVID-19 pandemic was going to severely impact the San Fernando Valley, resulting in a health emergency and economic repercussions, the Mission sprang into action. Just days after the idea was formulated, a pop-up pantry at the Northridge Fashion Center was launched. The pantry, a collaboration between the mission, Harbor…

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Life Is Better, Not Just At The Mission…But Beyond!

In 2019, 67 families transitioned through our shelter. The change made in their lives lasts well beyond their time with us. Victoria had been abandoned by her husband and was left with two small children, no money, no home. She is now doing great, has kept in touch, and was the speaker at our volunteer…

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Creating New Hope At Renewed Hope

Homeless. Drug Dealer. Addict. Gang Leader. These are a few of the monikers that have been attached to our guests. Each man has come to us with a past. Each man has come to us at a critical turning point. Each man has come to us in need of a renewed hope. This is what…

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The Mission’s annual Thanksgiving banquet is Nov. 23

Thanksgiving is a time of appreciation for what we have and those we love. We often take for granted the comforts and ease of driving ourselves to the grocery store, picking out a 15-pound turkey, and driving home to our well-equipped kitchen to cook a delicious meal to enjoy with our loved ones. For many…

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Letter from the Director – October

For 21 years, the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission has focused on sheltering and supporting single parents and intact families experiencing homelessness, along with providing outreach programs. We have been so grateful to offer survival outreach services to chronically homeless men and women through our mobile shower unit and community partners, but we have always…

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Church At Rocky Peak Jumpstarts New Men’s Program

Our mission is excited to share that we will be launching a men’s recovery and transitional housing program called Renewed Hope this summer. We are looking forward to having our own housing and programming available for homeless men, in addition to our Home Again family shelter. We were given several buildings in East Hollywood last…

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The Mission’s Annual Thanksgiving Banquet Is Nov. 17

Thanksgiving is a time of appreciation for the blessings God has given us for and those we love. The holidays are a time for celebration, but it can also be a time of sorrow for those who are hungry or hurting. Every year, the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission hosts a Thanksgiving banquet to serve…

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Learning, Growing, and Dancing

When people hear the term “shelter,” they often picture an institutional, unsafe, and unwelcoming environment. At the Mission, we strive to create an environment that breaks down these stigmas about shelters, and create a place for families to heal and thrive. This is a safe, loving, stable, and fun environment that is temporarily “home” to families experiencing homelessness. We…

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Finding Laughter in the Midst of Struggle: Fall Festival at the Mission

While facing homelessness, it can be difficult to spend quality time with family. The strain of job and housing searches, and the disruption of normal routine can truly take its toll on families. Here at the Mission, we recognize this, and with the holidays upon us, we look for ways to allow families to find…

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Fueling Kids’ Imagination—And Making An Impact

Our volunteers are passionate, loving, creative individuals who use their gifts, talents, and experiences to serve our guests in meaningful ways. Shelley is one such volunteer. Shelley uses her skills and passion for theater to bring imagination and fun to the kids in our home. “My favorite part about working with the kids is giving…

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