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Family Seeks Help After Pregnancy, Complications Swallow Savings

Parrie knew Richard was the one when he dropped everything to be with her in the aftermath of her mother’s debilitating stroke. He drove out to the desert in the middle of the night where Parrie was packing up her mother’s things, and immediately asked her to pray with him. “There was nowhere to sit…

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Markita Starts New Career, Finds New Home For Her Family

Moving to California was a difficult decision for Markita, but her mother was sick and needed her help. She decided to go on medical leave from her job and make the move, along with her two children, to care for her mother during her time of need. As her mother recovered, Markita began preparing to…

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Mom ‘Forever Grateful’ as She Prepares to Reunify With Her Kids

At the beginning of the year, we committed to building a closer partnership with the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). As part of that partnership, we began to house mothers who are in the process of reunifying with their children who previously were not in their custody. Below is an open letter from…

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Family Of 5 Once Again Has A Home Of Their Own

For Karina and her husband Antonio, becoming homeless did not happen in a day. It happened over the course of three years. While Karina, a mother of three, was attending school, Antonio worked full-time at a hospital. After a series of financial setbacks, Karina and the kids moved to Palmdale, while Antonio stayed close to…

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Recognizing, Responding To Trauma Brings Healing

Here at the Mission, we are always looking towards best practices in the ways that we serve our guests. Trauma-Informed Care is one of the ways that we do that. Through this approach, our case managers and staff work to engage with our clients by recognizing and responding to the effects of all types of…

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Mothers Enjoy Afternoon Of Pampering, Relaxation

We believe a healthy community is a fundamental piece of our guests’ success. Recently, the Westfield Topanga Mall hosted our families for an afternoon of fun and pampering, with an event called “Mothers Are Beautiful.” Erin Anderson, our lovely host and the marketing director at Westfield Topanga mall, coordinated the fun day out for our…

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Ending Homelessness With Hard Work And Helping Hands

Mark is a humble man who built his life around working hard, both as a parent and in his career. About two years ago, he found himself facing homelessness, staying in a friend’s van. “My friend needed to move out of the state when we were living together,” Mark said. “I had no other choice,…

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Maria Perseveres After Escaping An Abusive Relationship

Maria was a guest of ours at the Mission for four months. Her time here at the Mission wasn’t easy, however she never failed to show perseverance and strength through her program stay and ultimately found housing with a friend. Maria is a single mother of two boys who works hard in order to support…

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Inspired By The Mission’s Work, Jane Takes On Nonprofit Career

Jane started volunteering at the Mission in fall 2016 through her Gender and Women’s Studies class at CSUN. She would spend four to six hours a week helping with reception and intake. “I literally fell in love with the work that’s done here,” Jane said. “I fell in love with the families and the staff.…

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Joshua Strives to be a Strong Role Model

It has been five months since Joshua, his wife, and their four small children had to vacate the room they were renting in Los Angeles because the owner was selling the property. In the spirit of celebrating Father’s Day, we have chosen to highlight a father in our program who counts his kids as his…

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Volunteer Aims to Provide Dignity and Joy to Clients

Mike Binkow, a volunteer with our mobile shower unit, focuses on providing care—and respect—to those who visit. “The most humbling thing about volunteering with the shower unit is the personal connection you make with the people you meet,” Mike said. “You realize these are real people in real tough situations. They are our brother, sister,…

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Keeping the Focus on Helping Clients Thrive

One of our primary goals at the mission is to help our clients thrive, no matter what their family looks like. They are single moms and dads, couples, and sometimes even grandparents raising their grandchildren. We also serve families in the reunification process through the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). For various reasons…

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