Feb 13, 2015
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Bay Area Rescue Mission, the Richmond-based nonprofit providing a wide range of services for the Bay Area’s homeless population, will hold one of its most encouraging and uplifting events on March 7.

On that day, formerly homeless individuals will graduate from the nonprofit’s Discipleship Program.

The program, which graduated 200 men and women last year, is designed to remove obstacles of chemical addiction and destructive behavior and equip participants with resources to achieve self-sufficiency, including education, job training and placement, biblical training and life management skills.

This year’s graduates will be honored at a ceremony at Community Presbyterian Church, 222 West El Pintado in Danville.

At the event, “our graduates share about the transformation from being homeless, hopeless to being full of hope and direction in their lives,” Bay Area Rescue Mission spokesperson Steve Lee said.


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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.