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The Next Generation, Making a Difference

Volunteers take on different roles here at the Mission: dinner host, receptionist, childcare provider. Each volunteer is an important part of the success of the Mission. The Jeong Family are dedicated volunteers that assist in different ways throughout the community. In addition to volunteering at the Mission, they volunteer at their local library and at…

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Help for Those in Need

Did you know that, in addition to housing individuals experiencing homelessness, the rescue mission also serves the homeless by providing showers to those in need? Through our Survival Outreach Services (SOS) program, we are able to bring a portable shower to several different service locations throughout the community, offering a hot meal, hot shower, and…

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Birthdays at the Mission

Having volunteered with the Rescue Mission since her college-bound son was in kindergarten, Laura continues to serve our guests in a very special way. Since the opening of our new family success center, Laura and her boyfriend, Scott, have hosted a monthly birthday celebration for shelter residents. “We both knew immediately that this was one…

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Partners Lunch 2017

At the Rescue Mission, we see amazing things happen every day; such as families obtaining employment and housing, children succeeding in school, and adults learning money management and parenting skills. Families growing healthier and stronger through counseling and other supportive services are some of the miracles we witness. These successes would not be possible without…

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Wade’s Word – July

In Los Angeles County, homelessness is perhaps the most critical issue facing our citizens. My deepest desire is to see every man, woman, and child in Los Angeles feel loved, grow in hope, experience peace, and have a safe place to sleep each night. While we are not able to help everyone, I am grateful…

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A style blogger uses her powers for good to transform a Northridge shelter for homeless families

Published on October 24, 2015 in the LA Times by Lisa Boone. When homeless families arrive at the new Rescue Mission Alliance San Fernando Valley in Northridge, they are greeted by cheerful original artworks on the walls, cozy club chairs and stylish accessories. The families come for shelter and find themselves at home. Credit Los Angeles interior designer…

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Rescue Mission Alliance San Fernando Valley Replaces Warehouse Destroyed in Fire

Published on 05/12/16 by City News Services. The Rescue Mission Alliance San Fernando Valley celebrated the grand opening Thursday of a 10,000-square-foot facility that replaces a warehouse destroyed in a fire two years ago. The warehouse stands at the site of the destroyed facility at 13422 Saticoy St., and will store items donated to the organization…

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Mobile Shower Unit to Help Homeless Unveiled

The unit was the goal of a “Mobile Mission” campaign by LA City Councilman Mitchell Englander Published on May 17, 2017 by City News Service and Rudy Chinchilla. To see the Channel 4 news video CLICK HERE Los Angeles City Councilman Mitchell Englander helped Rescue Mission Alliance San Fernando Valley staff debut on Wednesday their second…

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Something Bigger Than Ourselves

When Francisco Castanon heard about the Mission in his documentary class at California State University, Northridge, he knew that he “had to be involved.” Volunteering at the Mission was a natural choice for him and his fraternity brothers at Lambda Chi Alpha. Francisco says that serving together, “helps us understand that, as a brotherhood, we…

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Providing Hope Through Financial Literacy

Operation Hope started with a vision to see financial investment and opportunity created in low-income communities in America. The organization’s founder, John Hope Bryant, was moved by the devastation that occurred in low-income communities during the Watts Riots. His background as a banker provided him with a unique perspective on many of the root causes…

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Pursuing Dreams through Education

Angel is just your average teenage boy. He is a senior in high school, loves cars, likes to hang out with his friends, and every night after dinner at the mission you’ll find him diligently completing his chore of taking out the trash. “Before my family came to the mission, I did not really care…

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Because of a Loving Community

At the Mission, we not only focus on families experiencing homelessness, but we also serve individuals who have been chronically homeless and living on the streets for many years. Sheila is one individual who has been a part of our community for several years. She first started coming to our S.O.S. shower program each week…

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