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On Saturday November 17th from 10:00am-1:00pm, we are hosting our annual Coat Giveaway at our Jersey Shore Rescue in Asbury Park.  Would you like to donate a coat, hat, scarf or gloves for men, women & children? Do your children or grandchildren have coats they’ve outgrown? Do you have a warm...
  Chris remembers watching others walk through the doors of our sister ministry, the Market Street Mission in Morristown. Though he battled his own addiction, Chris says, “I thought I would never go in there.” But when his struggles with alcoholism left him homeless, he knew he needed help. “I...
When Thomas was a boy, he never imagined he’d one day be walking such a dark road. “I had a pretty normal life growing up. I didn’t really have any issues,” he says. “I had everything I could possibly want.”  Then he started smoking pot in high school – his first step on a path that would lead to...
ASBURY PARK - There have been plenty of stories about the nation's heroin epidemic, and too often the story ends with a funeral, but News 12’s Kurt Siegelin shows how one man from Highlands avoided his.   Kyle Kirms made a trip recently to Asbury Park as part of the Jersey Shore Rescue Mission...
  Forced to grow up too fast, Richard says, “The core of my being was just figuring out how to survive.” At five years old, Richard was kidnapped by his mother and her boyfriend – a pedophile. Hunting them down, Richard’s father beat the boyfriend to death.  “My mother left me at a bus stop,”...
Santa Claus came early this year for about 100 kids. “It’s fair to say that without this event many of them may not have gotten gifts at all,” said Jersey Shore Rescue Mission Director Phillip Richards. The Monmouth County Police Chiefs Association and Chaplain Pastor Terrance Porter of the Red...
"This is the man I was meant to be from day one!" How does a high school athlete and Boy Scout from a loving, caring family end up jailed, broke and homeless? Bill’s troubles began right here in Jersey Shore, “drinking and drugging and hanging out with the cooler dudes,” as he puts it. “I...
Jon-Erik grew up way too fast. “I had a good home and supportive parents,” he says. “But by fifth grade, I was hanging out with high school kids, drinking and smoking pot.” Over the years, Jon-Erik’s drug use escalated to painkillers and heroin, costing him jobs and destroying relationships. “I...
Albert had a happy childhood, playing the sports he loved. “It was a good life,” he says. “I played baseball and soccer all through school.” Then, when he was 16, he experienced a disappointment in his athletic career – one which set him on a path of self-destruction. “I played soccer for the...
Victor began selling drugs when he was 17, started using cocaine at 21, and was a heroin addict by 23. “Then I lost my job,” he says. “I was still selling drugs, but sometimes I didn’t have enough profit to buy them for myself, so I started robbing people.” One night, Victor overdosed, and he...

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