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The Mission – June 2017

The Mission – June 2017

Learning To Live Odir never really had a childhood. After years of feeling unwanted and abused, and bullied through school, it’s no wonder he turned to drugs and alcohol to numb the pain. But God wasn’t finished with Odir. And one single moment of absolute clarity changed everything…Read More »

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Stories from Skid Row – Peter

Stories from Skid Row: Peter

Peter grew up without a father and struggled in school. But today he’s the father of two girls and the Youth Coordinator at Union Rescue Mission. He came here for a job but found personal transformation as he began to work with children experiencing homelessness…

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The Mission – May 2017

The Mission – May 2017

A Mom’s Second Chance Drugs and bad choices cost Claudia everything, including her children. Then, Hope Gardens Family Center gave her a second chance. See how your help led to a miracle in this month’s eNewsletter. Read More »

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Stories from Skid Row – Sebastian

Stories from Skid Row: Sebastian

Homelessness is devastating for kids. When little Sebastian’s mother struggled, he ended up in foster care. Before reuniting with his mom at Union Rescue Mission’s Hope Gardens Family Center, he started acting out at school. His anger grew and his grades suffered.

Thanks to friends like you, Sebastian is getting the medical attention and loving care he needs at Hope Gardens Family Center. Every child suffering in homelessness in Los Angeles deserves that kind of care.

Stories from Skid Row – Ronald

Stories from Skid Row: Ronald

Many of the women and men who come to Union Rescue Mission in Los Angeles have lost all hope that life will ever be different. They’ve burned every bridge to friends and family who could help them. When Ronald came to URM, after spending 30 years struggling with drugs and alcohol, many thought he wouldn’t make it. Even HE didn’t think he’d make it.


Today, Ronald has totally turned his life around and he’s currently working with one of our chaplains, encouraging other struggling men on Skid Row and showing them that life really can be different.