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Giuseppe ‘Chef G’ begins his newest adventure as Mission chef

Bringing almost a decade worth of experience in the culinary field, Giuseppe, or ‘Chef G’ as many call him, is excited to be the new chef at Rescue Mission Alliance San Fernando Valley. Though ‘typical’ isn’t a word Giuseppe would use to describe his career, he’s looking forward to sharing his unique perspective with the…

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As Jose nears 50, he commits to growth

ENGLISH SPANISH Jose is a current resident at Renewed Hope, the men’s Life Recovery Program at RMA SFV. This is his story: Jose said that when he was a kid growing up in Oxnard, he had more energy than the average child. In fact, he was diagnosed with Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) when he was…

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New program manager focuses on ‘God’s restoration in men’

Oscar feels prepared to minister to Renewed Hope residents As the new Program Manager of the men’s Life Recovery Program at Renewed Hope, Oscar said he’s feeling most fulfilled when he’s ministering to the men. “Restoring men is restoring families,” he said. “It’s not just about the man, it’s restoring his legacy and the generations…

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Mom, 4 children regroup at Home Again after tough year

Jennifer struggled after losing her mother After a “hard, tough year,” Jennifer said she knew things needed to change. In 2023, Jennifer’s mother, who she was very close with, passed away from anemia complications and colon cancer. “We grew up without a dad figure,”she said. “It was just my mom, so it was sometimes hard……

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Graduation allows opportunity to celebrate residents’ wins

Families find stability after stays at Home Again  Home Again, Rescue Mission Alliance San Fernando Valley’s family center, was able to celebrate families recently that have transitioned to stable housing. Months ago, they found themselves without a home and seeking help at the Mission’s doorstep. Now we come alongside them, lift them up, and celebrate…

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Jorge leaves addiction behind and joins cousin at Renewed Hope

He recently celebrated his 30th birthday sober Jorge never imagined he’d spend his 30th birthday completely sober. After 13 years of addiction and years living on the streets, Jorge figured that was just his life. “It’s an amazing feeling,” he said. “I never thought it would happen. Every day is a small victory for me.”…

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Denise lives out her life’s mission as new case manager

She returned after interning at the Mission in college “Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.” –Psalm 82:3 This verse drives Denise’s mission and purpose in life. Denise’s parents divorced when she was younger, and she spent most of her time navigating the effects of the split.…

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Bank of America volunteers have been coming to the Mission for many years.

Bank of America volunteers have been coming to the Mission for many years. They fully sponsor our monthly Birthday Brunch and make sure all the families feel loved and recognized on their birthday month. Yanira coordinates the group as well as all the activities and gifts for our families. We are so thankful for our…

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Joanna finds support at Home Again, feels safe and accepted

She encourages others to ‘never give up’ One day, when Joanna was 6, she and her older brother waited to be picked up from school by their mom. She never came. That’s how Joanna learned her mother had abandoned her, abruptly leaving the country with a man. There are still moments from that day that…

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DIRECTOR’S NOTE

One year later, Renewed Hope is thriving It’s been more than a year since Renewed Hope, our men’s Life Recovery Program, moved from Hollywood to its new, beautiful home in Northridge, just down the street from our family shelter. The re-opening celebration gave staff, supporters, and community members the chance to see the new buildings,…

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Destinie, her 4 children finally find a place to call home

‘I haven’t felt this safe in a long time,’ she says Destinie has never stayed in one place for too long. As a child, her family moved around a lot, totaling five moves by the time she was 15. “As a kid, it was a fun adventure, but looking back on it, it was chaotic,”…

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Ashtynn knows she and her 1-year-old daughter are at the Mission “for a reason”

After a couple of difficult situations, Ashtynn had convinced herself she couldn’t trust people to stick around if she opened up to them. She had been let down too many times. When a history teacher noticed she was cutting herself and tried to help her, other kids started rumors that they were sleeping together. “We…

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