Orange County Rescue Mission: Resources For Homelessness

Orange County Rescue Mission

Founded in 1963 in Tustin, California, Orange County Rescue Mission is a privately funded life transformation program that provides on-campus housing, basic needs and comprehensive services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

In 2023, Orange County Rescue Mission introduced the Double R Ranch program, an initiative combining a healing program with hands-on skill training. This horse and livestock ranch provides a unique experience and serves as a weekend retreat for Village of Hope families.

“In 2024, we are looking forward to expanding our reach to more families by bringing more men to this program and running more family camps and programs for teens,” said Jeana Baltierra, donor relations manager for Orange County Rescue Mission.

Thanks in part to funding from Yardi, the Double R Ranch program can operate and directly serve the needs of people experiencing homelessness. Watch how impactful 2023 was for Orange County Rescue Mission.

Joey & Sierra’s journey

Joey and Sierra were in a downward spiral, experiencing homelessness while sleeping in a church parking lot. Years of heavy drug use affected their ability to provide for their children. When a drunk driver struck Joey and his oldest daughter, Joey ended up in a coma for two weeks. Tragically, his daughter was killed instantly.

“We didn’t know how to grieve, so we fell into addiction,” Sierra explained. “After losing our daughter, we lost ourselves.” Eventually, Joey and Sierra decided to rebuild their lives. They found their way to the Orange County Rescue Mission, where they began to take steps toward long-term stability.

Now, they are at the final stage of their program. They’re both employed and saving money, and they’ll soon move to the alumni housing program.

Learn more about Joey and Sierra’s journey.

Volunteer opportunities

Orange County Rescue Mission has volunteer opportunities from Monday through Sunday to help with daily operations. Visit its website for more information or contact its volunteer team at [email protected] or (714) 441-8089.