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Laurel House re-opening

Laurel House, a home for runaway teen girls in Tustin, reopens By BROOKE EDWARDS STAGGS / STAFF WRITER Read full article online here.   TUSTIN – In August, Tiffany Taylor had the rug pulled out from underneath her. Again. That’s when the troubled teen found out Laurel House – a transitional home for at-risk girls… More>

O.C. Rescue Mission saves Laurel House for at-risk teens from fully closing BY RAYMOND MENDOZA / STAFF WRITER Read full article online here. As Orange County Rescue Mission President Jim Palmer tours the Laurel House for at-risk teens, he makes note of the old popcorn ceiling and poorly constructed cabinets and clears away cobwebs that… More>

Kids On The Run

Sheriff’s Department investigators search for kids on the run BY SCOTT SCHWEBKE / STAFF WRITER, OC Register Read the story online here. ORANGE – For the third time in three months, Marika Arnell found herself in an elaborate game of hide-and-seek with her troubled 16-year-old daughter. It was Nov. 11, and the teen had hitchhiked… More>

God is Watching

Today is a quiet day; a day of introspection after a flurry of Laurel House activity and I am trying to wrap my arms around the end of the year. In the midst of advent season and the anticipation of Christmas day, I can’t help but feel a bit melancholy knowing that in a blink… More>

“Dear Donna & Steve, Thank you for the strength and love that you have given me. You have encouraged me! It’s been an amazing eight months living at Laurel House. You helped me get my life back on track. I came here with all “F’s”; stealing and lying was part of everyday life. I wasn’t… More>

Number One

One of the finest depictions of our Lord can be found in The Brooklyn Museum. 19th century French painter James Tissot created a masterpiece of the Good Shepherd, “Le bon pasteur.” In this painting, an impressive figure navigates the rocky terrain barefoot with a calmed sheep securely resting on the broad shoulders of Jesus. This… More>

Starting from Scratch

Going through some Laurel House files that date back 25 years, I came across a recipe from a member of the inaugural Board of Directors. The yellow, faded card, “Preparing a Meatloaf Dinner for a Large Family” got me to thinking about the value of traditional meals and starting from scratch. At the heart of… More>

Angel on the Green!

As Laurel House prepares for the 14th Annual Tim Salmon Golf Classic, it’s an appropriate time to acknowlege a man who is a giant in stature and heart and is surrounded by professional and personal icons, Wing Lam of Wahoos, Ivo Tjan of Commerce West Bank and William Wang of Vizio. Laurel House is privileged… More>