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Rescue Mission Retreat: Ventura

June 2018  |  September 2018

Serve, Stretch, and Grow With Us in Ventura County

Esther Movement is partnering with The Lighthouse for Women and Children, a ministry within the Ventura County Rescue Mission organization that works to provide shelter and life recovery programs to women in need and single mothers with young children. 

Some of the women served by The Lighthouse are domestic violence survivors, some are recovering addicts, and many are both. If the women have children, they are accommodated at the shelter as well. The ministry offers a nine-month recovery program that is faith-based and aims to provide practical help with life skills, counseling, as well as discipleship. The women must be clean and sober to live at The Lighthouse.


Our weekend in Ventura will be like a mini-retreat for the residents in life recovery at The Lighthouse. We will be ministering to these precious women through a pampering nail day where we will visit, get to know them, and hear their stories. We will also facilitate a one-day conference affirming their worth in Christ through teaching and prayer time. Our desire is to equip them with the hope found in God's Word as they strive to grow and follow Him in life.


Space for this weekend trip is limited. 


Donations Always Needed

The Lighthouse needs everything from basic hygiene items to clothing to household items. A little goes a long way! Click HERE for more on what is needed and how to donate. 


Team Leader Contact

If you’re interested in learning more please contact Janet Ables at to setup a time to talk. 

The Lighthouse for Women & Children


The Lighthouse serves homeless single women and mothers with children in Ventura County. The Lighthouse established its Life Recovery Program in 1998, offering a transitional living environment that included a drug and alcohol recovery program. In 2003, the Lighthouse established an emergency shelter that also serves as an overflow shelter when the two domestic violence shelters in Ventura County are full. In 2007 we acquired two additional facilities to expand services for women and children. Today, with an overall capacity of 112 beds, the Lighthouse offers a full range of care specifically tailored to the needs of homeless women and children, including shelter, substance abuse recovery, case management, education, life skills development, vocational training, transitional housing, and referrals.

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