One important ingredient for successful living and healthy recovery is that of being a part of a community. At Hope Gardens we have a space in each of our three housing facilities that was originally designed for common area but they haven’t been utilized… until now… Check out what Deed and Truth has done to renovate this space for community building! Although Hope Gardens has 77 acres of beautiful surroundings there has only been a limited amount of space for community life. As a matter of fact, outside of the cafeteria there was no community space to facilitate building relationships and for families to hang out together outside their personal rooms. Deed and Truth is committed to Communit


“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” – Psalm 119:105 At Deed & Truth we believe the Bible provides the necessary direction for life’s path. Will you help us provide Bibles for the mother’s at Hope Gardens? Deed and Truth is committed to putting a Bible in the hands for every Hope Gardens Graduate. We are purchasing a beautiful Women’s Devotional Bible for each of the graduates for the year with “Hope Gardens Alumni” engraved on the covers. We also want to provide large print hardcover ESV Bibles for all chapel services and all classrooms so the ladies can look up the bible passages we are studying. Among other classes that are required Dan teaches a Bible-Basics class

5K Walk is Only a Few Weeks Away!

The 5k Walk to fight homelessness, sponsored by the Union Rescue Mission, is coming up Saturday, June 2nd. The walk begins at 9:30am at L.A. Live (Staples Center). The walk is to raise awareness and funds to fight homelessness. Deed and Truth has put in a team of walkers and we’d love to have you join us. It begins at 9:30am and will likely take about 60-90 minutes to complete the walk. To register just go to: URMWALK.ORG and either register to walk or donate through team: Deed and Truth. Once you have registered you can inform your financial sponsors to go to the same website and give through Team Deed and Truth and specifically to your name as a registered participant. If you can’t w


I was invited to speak at chapel at a large Christian school. The student were coming to the mission the next day. It was to be one of the largest groups ever to visit and serve at the mission. They listened respectfully but then something happened that turned a corner… and won their hearts not just their minds. I spoke for awhile and it was going so-so. But what I did next won their hearts. I then brought to the stage two of the graduates from the URM to act as Ambassadors. They shared their stories. They were extremely vulnerable. They were clearly humble and full of joy and gratitude. Phillip spoke of his lonely childhood after being abandoned and left to the streets. He spoke with adm


The Union Rescue Mission is the only shelter in Los Angeles that takes children of any age. We have a policy to never turn away a woman or child. As a result we are overcrowded given the epidemic that is sweeping Los Angeles of single mothers experiencing homelessness. To say our family emergency floor is overcrowded would be a gross understatement. Sometimes there are four families living in one room. Deed and Truth is trying to express love and compassion to our traumatized families by bringing our beautification project to their area… remodeling the 4th floor lobby and the new community living space on the 5th floor! Check out their new digs :) … And thanks for contributing to make thi

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