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This Innovative Christian Homeless Shelter is Rising to California’s Housing Challenge


In 2013, Murrae Glenn lived in a warehouse-style homeless shelter in Los Angeles’ skid row. Now, she works as a chef manager for NBCUniversal and rents a one-bedroom apartment in Pasadena. She credits her turnaround to God and the Orange County Rescue Mission, an innovative Christian homeless shelter based in Tustin with several other locations. The Tustin campus, known as the Village of Hope, runs without government funding or private debt and employs an organizational and aesthetic ethos that more closely resembles a college campus than a homeless shelter.

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