The Pain of Rejection

As far as human emotions are concerned, there is probably none that hurt more than to feel the sting of rejection. Anyone that has ever had this experience can relate to how devastated this makes you feel.

Finding a Life with Purpose

When you were a child, do you remember someone asking you what you wanted to be when you grew up? As children, we all had visions and dreams of becoming something special.


Our Services

Bridge Over Troubled Waters

Why, you wonder, is my life so stressful? You yearn for peace and calm, yet the turmoil continues like churning waters in a storm. You wonder if you will ever be able to be truly happy. Like the famous song, Bridge Over Troubled Waters, you wish you could cross over to the other side and leave everything behind you. There is hope because there is a way. Read more

Wellness Center

“Oh my aching back!” “If I could just find some relief!” “I need to learn to relax!” Any of these sounds familiar to you? How about this one, “I wish I could lose some weight!” It seems as though many of us are looking for answers because we just want to feel better than we do. There are Wellness Centers for just about everything we feel we need. But there may be more to this than we have realized. Read more

Visitor Center

As the sun began to set and the dark of night was upon them, the weary travelers arrived at their destination. The town was full of other travelers also looking for a place to stay for the night. Judging from all the hustle and bustle, it was obvious that something very important was happening Read more

Community Center

The sound of loud applause and joyful cheering floated out the door and onto the porch of the local Community Center. Inside, the stage was filled with young girls, dressed in brilliant costumes and taking their final bow. A year of hard work had just concluded with their annual dance recital. The girls were all smiles as they poured off the stage. Hundreds of cameras began . Read More
What Drives Us

Our Mission

Our mission is to help those seeking answers to personal life problems. Within the pages of this website we want to bring hope and joy back into lives that are searching for meaning and purpose. Come and join us as we work together.

Get Involved

There seems to be no better feeling than the one you get when you have reached out to make a difference in someone else’s life. A wonderful way to connect with others is to become a volunteer. The opportunities are abundant… come and help out.

Upcoming Events

Aug. 23 - South Orange County Family Resource Center Food Distribution Signup

Volunteers are needed once a month on Thursday at 4:00 p.m. Locations for Participation are Lake Forest, Costa Mesa and Anaheim. For more Information, go to

Daily Humane Society

There may be no place where you are needed more than your local Humane Society. Whether you are a carpenter or electrician you are needed. You can volunteer for fundraisers, envelope stuffing, dog walking or comforting a frightened animal. Visit to get started.

Featured Articles

Group Center

You know you need to have the conversation, but you want to put it off as long as you can. Finally, the dreaded words slip from your lips to the rest of the family, “I think it’s time to put mom in a home. She is failing more each day and I just can’t take care of her any longer.” Read more

Learning Center

The shrill recess bell rang, and we were off to the playground, leaving all thoughts of learning behind us. Close your eyes and you can see it all again, kids running in all directions to their favorite place of play. The monkey bars were a favorite of the girls and the basketball court is where most of the boys headed. You can hear . . . Read more

Community Garden

The four walls were covered in thick green ivy. It was impossible to see where a gate might have been. Walking in the gray winter midst of the Yorkshire moors, young Mary would dream of getting inside. Although she didn’t know it yet, it had once been a beautiful walled garden. Ten years earlier the gate was locked and . . . Read more

Wellness Program

Wellness Program, 1895 – It’s barely dawn when the crowing rooster awakens the quiet country farm. Mother springs out of bed, quickly dresses and begins her daily chores. Even though the winter chill is in the air, she hurries out to milk the cows and give them their . . . Read more

Training Centre

Are you just getting out of high school or looking to find a new career and need some specific training for your field of choice? Or are you looking for something but don’t know exactly what it is you would like to do? You can do an Internet search of careers or jobs in the hopes one of them will inspire you. There seems to be no end to the . . . Read more


The month was January, the year was 1964 and the musical, Funny Girl, opened on Broadway staring Barbra Streisand. The song “People” from that play was her first recording to put her on the Billboard Top 100 hits at #5. Her voice was amazing, but the lyrics, from what became her signature song, still ring true today. “People, people who need people are the luckiest people in the world.” Read more

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Joy of Hope Location