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Rachel

By · November 20th, 2019

Rachel has a lived through a series of circumstances that some may call unfortunate. After the death of multiple loved ones, rocky relationships, abuse, health issues, and instability, she found Turlock Gospel Mission. Her life started to turn around when she surrendered control, belongings, and the past. She found support, encouragement, and life-changing resources at the…

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Ruth

By · October 18th, 2019

Meet Ruth! Ruth came to Turlock Gospel Mission seeking to improve her way of life in many ways. Mistreated by others in the past, she was relieved to be welcomed with open arms at the Mission. She describes, “I needed structure that I was never taught growing up. I definitely found that here at Turlock…

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Jeanna (Update!)

By · February 7th, 2019

“I know God is always there. It helps me to see faces at Turlock Gospel Mission that remind me of His goodness” -Jeanna A few years ago, Jeanna first walked through the doors of Turlock Gospel Mission seeking food and essential resources. Since that day, she has not only gained the skills to access those…

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Bridgette

By · February 4th, 2019

Seven years ago, Bridgette was coming to Turlock Gospel Mission to eat a full meal, clean up, socialize, and relax in a safe place. She was in the midst of addiction and unable to acquire transportation or housing. Fast forward 7 years and she is sober, healthy, housed, and thriving. What happened in between then…

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Lasandra

By · January 29th, 2019

Lasandra came to Turlock Gospel Mission expecting to receive the basics, such as food and clothing. When she left, not only did she have a full stomach and clean outfit, but she was equipped with the tools necessary to succeed both personally and professionally. Several years ago, Lasandra was involved in a car accident that…

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James

By · January 18th, 2019

When James came to Turlock Gospel Mission, he was in addiction, unhappy, and unsure of the future. He will be the first to admit, it was a low point for him, but since then he has overcome many challenges, learned important lessons, and offered hope and encouragement to others just as he was offered when…

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Jeannie

By · January 17th, 2019

“A place of safety.” This is how Jeannie describes Turlock Gospel Mission. After becoming homeless, Jeannie was desperately seeking basic necessities such a food, shelter, and clothing, but beyond that, she was also seeking resources to get her back on her feet. Jeannie found Turlock Gospel Mission through some friends and quickly came to realize…

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Celebrating Victory

By · August 21st, 2018

One of our guests is clean off of heroin! This individual took the money that would have been used for drugs and treated everyone to an “Ice Cream Party” instead. What an encouragement for all of those that were able to join together and celebrate this wonderful victory! It is a tangible representation of how…

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Linda

By · August 20th, 2018

This year, Linda spent her birthday celebrating another year of life alongside staff and friends at Turlock Gospel Mission. Married for 26 years, with 7 kids and 8 grandkids, she is the first to admit that life can go in many unexpected directions. When Linda’s husband started doing drugs about 5 years ago, he was…

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Jeanna

By · February 2nd, 2018

Jeanna’s childhood was far from normal, she watched her father beat her mother on a regular basis, and at the early age of twelve her father gave Jeanna her first drink.  Alcohol became a way for Jeanna to cope with her family issues, and shortly after being introduced to drinking, Jeanna became a full-blown alcoholic. …

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