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Homeless Man Launches Restaurant

Jim, formerly homeless, launches his new restaurant in Portland. Your support helped him graduate from our recovery program. Homelessness ends! From OregonLive.com: “Recipe for Redemption“ The lunch rush started a little after 1 p.m. and the order was big: Four sandwiches. Four salads. Coke. Iced tea. Jim Jenkins stood in the kitchen at his new…

9 July 27th, 2010 0
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Nicole’s Story of Hope

Drugs robbed Nicole of her marriage, her son and her safety. She lived in her car and tried to survive on the street. Nicole’s Story of Hope (Quicktime Version) Nicole – Portland Rescue Mission from pdxmission on Vimeo. Nicole’s family loved her, but couldn’t help her out of addiction. “They were tired of watching me…

8 July 26th, 2010 0
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How To Help The Homeless Beat The Heat

This weekend’s heat will be brutal for homeless men, women and children living in cars or on the street. The Change.org blog offers these things you can offer to Help the Homeless Beat The Heat: Frozen bottled water. Try to freeze (not just chill) bottled water before handing it out. The ice will melt slowly…

6 July 23rd, 2010 1
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Douglas’ Story of Hope

Douglas had a promising boxing career. “But dealin’ drugs was a lot easier.” Douglas’ Story of Hope (Quicktime Version) Douglas – Portland Rescue Mission from pdxmission on Vimeo. Even at his lowest, Douglas swore he’d never stand in line for food. He’d never come inside the Burnside Shelter. He’d never enter the recovery program. But…

6 July 19th, 2010 0
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Employment Opportunities at Portland Rescue Mission

Looking for a job? Join our team of passionate staff as we work to provide emergency care and long-term recovery for homeless men, women and children in the Portland, Oregon area. We’re currently hiring for the following positions. (See full descriptions here.) Director of Ministry Men’s New Life Recovery Program Manager Men’s Ministry Part-Time Night…

6 July 16th, 2010 0
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Ed’s Story of Hope

“I was raped when I was 12 years old,” Ed remembers, “and it changed my life incredibly.” Ed’s Story of Hope (Quicktime Version) Ed – Portland Rescue Mission from pdxmission on Vimeo. A wounded and confused child, Ed numbed his pain in drugs. As an adult, he fluctuated between jobs and homelessness. Today, Ed is…

7 July 12th, 2010 0
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Chantel’s Shoes

From Holly, a staff member of Portland Rescue Mission: Recently, Portland Adventist Academy students and faculty spread throughout the city doing good works for various charities. We were blessed to have a group of 20 come to the Burnside Men’s Shelter, and 10 to Shepherd’s Door, our recovery ministry for women and children. The Shepherd’s…

7 July 8th, 2010 1
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Painting of a Broken Heart

Art can be an important expression in a person’s recovery from addiction and homelessness. Recently, one of the women in our recovery program at Shepherd’s Door painted a picture of her broken heart. She writes about her painting: HERE I AM Over the course of my life, I built a wall around my heart that…

11 July 7th, 2010 0
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Unmentionables Drive – Socks and Underwear for People in Need

This July, your “Unmentionable” gift of socks or underwear can make a difference in the lives of homeless families in the Portland area. Stop by any participating Fred Meyer store* this July 5th through the 25th for the summer “Unmentionables” clothing drive. Purchase a package of socks or underwear and drop it in the collection…

5 July 6th, 2010 0
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Christi’s Story of Hope

1 in 5 women experience sexual abuse. Christi was one of them. Christi’s Story of Hope (Quicktime Version) Christi – Portland Rescue Mission from pdxmission on Vimeo. Christi hid her pain behind a smile facade. But she struggled with depression, suicidal thoughts and attempts to hurt herself. Today, Christi is giving herself permission to grieve,…

7 July 5th, 2010 0
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