The first place a person off the street comes to at the mission to try to find relief from the streets is the Contact Office. The Contact Office is where they meet the first person on staff and where they are greeted and processed to begin their rescue. It’s also the first opportunity we have to make them feel loved, valued and safe. It’s the space where First Impressions are made. The Contact Office is also the most dreary of all the offices in the entire building. The staff works in space that hasn’t seen a good cleaning or a new piece of furniture since the mission opened in the mid 90’s. It’s cluttered, dirty, dark, and unkept. It’s not the First Impression that says, “Jesus Loves You an


Too often in our society, our senior citizens get neglected and disrespected. We wanted to make sure that doesn’t happen at Hope Gardens. Deed and Truth has Upgraded our Senior Ladies facility and 25 ladies couldn’t be more grateful. Hope Gardens is a temporary home to some 65 mothers and their children who are escaping domestic violence, fighting addictions, learning how to overcome the negative effects of poverty, by finding transformation through Jesus Christ. It is also a permanent residence for 25 senior ladies who actually call Hope Gardens their home. Their building is called “Sequoia”. Deed and Truth has been focusing on a five projects for the Sequoia Seniors: 1. The Sequoia ladies

Going the Extra Mile

Jesus inspires us to “go the extra mile” to be a light in a dark world. It was an example to the first century followers about making the extra effort to prove their love and sincerity in the Roman world. Let me tell you about a unique way you can LITERALLY go the extra mile to promote the care of those experiencing homelessness. The Union Rescue Mission is sponsoring the first 5K Walk to Fight Homelessness in Los Angeles. Homelessness is devastating communities nationwide, but nowhere more than in Los Angeles. We now have more than 58,000 men, women, and children living on Skid Row and throughout Los Angeles County each day. For more than 126 years, Union Rescue Mission has provided safe sh

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