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From Houston, With Thanks

Joseph stayed at the Burnside Shelter for a few days last summer. He was from another part of the country. In Portland, Joseph was alone, hungry and struggling to get his life together. Last week, Joseph sent us a quick email to let us know how he’s doing: I wanted to thank all of you…

7 June 23rd, 2010 0
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From Serenity’s “A Day in the Life of” blog:http://coulombefam.blogspot.com/2010/06/felicity.html Our family was walking around downtown with some bags of snacks and water bottles one day. We were headed to where the Rescue Mission was and passed by the unemployment office. And right when I passed the doorway to the office, Felicity walked out, crying. My…

5 June 22nd, 2010 0
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After They Graduate…

What happens to men and women after they graduate from our New Life recovery programs? After They Graduate… (Quicktime Version) GRAD Program – Portland Rescue Mission from pdxmission on Vimeo. A select few are accepted into a one-year vocational internship that we call GRAD. These promising men and women further develop job skills and leadership…

8 June 21st, 2010 0
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“I don’t want any birthday presents, mommy.”

This week, a 5-year old girl and her mom stopped by Shepherd’s Door, our ministry center for women and children, with a special donation. The little girl told her mother, “I don’t want any birthday presents this year, mommy.”  Instead, she asked people to buy sets of children’s pajamas to donate to Portland Rescue Mission. …

9 June 15th, 2010 0
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Terri Wants To Thank You

When Terri lived on the street, she came to Portland Rescue Mission for meals. Today, she’s a graduate of our recovery program and enjoying a stable life with her young son. Hear Terri’s short audio clip in the embedded player below or at this link: /media/audio/PRMX0610terri60S_.mp3 Get the Mp3 Player Widget widget and many other…

8 June 14th, 2010 0
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A Step Toward Trust

From Jan, a staff member of Portland Rescue Mission: We now have a short history with Audrey. She has been a regular visitor at our Monday evening outreach meetings for homeless women. We always know she’s coming as we hear her chattering voice before we see her. Though Audry is young, she is a veteran…

7 June 8th, 2010 0
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Darlene’s Story of Hope

Darlene was a normal mom with kids, a home, marriage and job. But within months, she lost it all to a sudden devastating addiction she couldn’t control. Darlene’s Story of Hope (Quicktime Version) Darlene – Portland Rescue Mission from pdxmission on Vimeo. Life before had been easy. Now Darlene scrounged for food, slept on park…

4 June 7th, 2010 0
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Choir of Formerly Homeless Veterans

Choir of formerly homeless U.S. military veterans gets a standing ovation on “America’s Got Talent”.  Watch this inspiring moment.

7 June 2nd, 2010 0
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