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A Journey That Ends On A Portland Sidewalk

From the Good News PDX blog: A journey that ends on a Portland sidewalk [James] packed a bag and walked. He walked out on family, friends and the life that he built and headed south. He never really had a destination in mind. Few people in James’ place do. They just have to get away.…

7 January 26th, 2010 0
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Jennifer’s Story of Hope

When Jennifer’s four children were taken from her, she was devastated. Jennifer’s Story of Hope (Quicktime Version) Jennifer from pdxmission on Vimeo.Most of us can’t imagine that kind of pain. But Jennifer didn’t give up. Thanks to you, Jennifer is finding help at Shepherd’s Door, the women and children’s ministry of Portland Rescue Mission. She’s…

7 January 25th, 2010 0
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When Sleeping Is Illegal

Where would you sleep if you were homeless? — A park?— A bench?— A doorway? Leo found out just how difficult–and illegal–it can be for a homeless person to get rest. Exhaustion just makes it that much harder to escape a tough situation. From the Street Roots blog: http://streetroots.wordpress.com/2010/01/19/falling-asleep-unwanted-and-waking-up-a-wanted-man/ So I went looking for a…

5 January 19th, 2010 0
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Update: Most Needed Items

Each time we hand out clothing or toiletries to a homeless guest, it’s an opportunity for relationship. It’s a chance for us to learn their name, hear more of their story and point them to resources that will help restore them to an independent life. Your financial support and donations of practical items makes this…

5 January 15th, 2010 0
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Homeless Women Face Incredible Danger

From Street Roots, I feel like a target—assualts on women run through Portland She is neatly dressed, wearing a clean pair of jeans, a sweater, and raincoat. At 47 years, her short hair is streaked white. Homeless for the first time in her life, C moved to Portland three years ago and worked for temping…

7 January 14th, 2010 0
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Steven Was Left Penniless

From Holly, a staff member of Portland Rescue Mission: I have been haunted by a conversation I had with one of our guests recently, as he thanked me for the Christmas decorations that made the Burnside Shelter feel like home. Steven, a successful investment banker, has been homeless for the last 13 months. In November…

6 January 12th, 2010 0
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Portland’s Largest Garage Sale

Buy and sell hidden treasures at “Portland’s Largest Garage Sale”– and help Portland Rescue Mission, too! What: — Portland’s Largest Garage Sale  — 500 vendors under one roof — Over 5000 shoppers When:  — Saturday, April 17th — 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM — 7:00 AM Early Bird Tickets available Where:  — Portland EXPO Center — 2060 N. Marine Dr, Portland, OR…

9 January 11th, 2010 0
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What Can 235 Socks Do?

Instead of swapping ugly sweaters and re-gifting unwanted presents, a local Portland youth group did something different this Christmas. They gave socks. Not to each other. To homeless people. Bashing the notion that teens are self-absorbed, students from Mosaic church demonstrated true giving and Christmas spirit by collecting 235 pairs of socks for Portland Rescue…

5 January 6th, 2010 0
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You Can Make A Difference

Interested in volunteering? Join us for our upcoming Partnership Overviews this month: Saturday, January 9th 9:30- 11:00 AM Burnside Shelter (111 W. Burnside, Portland) Thursday, January 21st 7:00-8:30 PM Shepherd’s Door (13207 NE Halsey, Portland) – Discover our approach to ending homelessness by healing its root causes– Learn more about the emergency services and long-term…

8 January 5th, 2010 0
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Damien’s Story of Hope

Damien’s a smart guy. But some poor choices in college started to ruin his life. He needed a way to get his life back together. Damien’s Story of Hope (Quicktime Version) Damien from pdxmission on Vimeo. In our recovery program, Damien has found the structure, guidance and healing he needed to break free from addiction.…

5 January 4th, 2010 0
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