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Connie’s Story of Hope

“I’d lost everything… my family, my house. I’d tried twice to slit my wrists and end it all.” Connie’s Story of Hope (Quicktime Version) Connie – Portland Rescue Mission from pdxmission on Vimeo. Alcohol consumed Connie’s life. She spiraled down a black hole, unable to escape. There were times she slept on the sidewalk. “I’m…

7 August 30th, 2010 0
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When Homeless People Don’t Want Help

From the Change.org blog:  “No thanks.”  No one has firm numbers, but it’s a generally accepted truth that “No” is sometimes what outreach workers and other homeless advocates are told by people they’re trying to help. What to do then? Reason with the person, who might be saner than you or who might be suffering…

8 August 25th, 2010 0
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Rick’s Story of Hope

“I went off the deep end.” Rick’s Story of Hope (Quicktime Version) Rick – Portland Rescue Mission from pdxmission on Vimeo. Rick had money, a house, marriage and motivation. But when his wife died, grief drove him to 19 drug overdoses and four suicide attempts. “My choice was to die. But God didn’t allow that.”…

6 August 23rd, 2010 0
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Grand Opening! New Car Sales/Donations Location

WHAT:Portland Rescue Mission’s “Drive Away Hunger” car sales/donations program has a NEW location!  Check out the new office, view our latest sales inventory and meet our great staff. WHEN:Saturday, August 21st from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.FREE hot dogs and soda available from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. WHERE:8301 NE Halsey, PortlandView Portland Rescue Mission…

10 August 20th, 2010 0
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Safe Haven For Homeless Women

Last Saturday, August 14th, we hosted another of our Women’s Outreach events. Several times a year, we transform our Burnside Shelter into a women-only facility for a few hours.  Homeless women, whose lives are often filled with fear and abuse, are welcomed into a safe haven where they are fed and cared for. Thanks to…

8 August 19th, 2010 0
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10 Homeless Organizations in Portland, Oregon

October 10, 2010 – World Homeless Day Millions of people around the world are mobilizing to participate in the first annual World Homeless Day. Portland Rescue Mission has launched the www.1010PDX.org website as a catalyst and resource for participation in the Portland, Oregon area. We’re counting down the 10 weeks to 10-10-10 with a new…

9 August 17th, 2010 2
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10 Online Resources About Homelessness

October 10, 2010 – World Homeless Day Millions of people around the world are mobilizing to participate in the first annual World Homeless Day. Portland Rescue Mission has launched the www.1010PDX.org website as a catalyst and resource for participation in the Portland, Oregon area. We’re counting down the 10 weeks to 10-10-10 with a new…

8 August 10th, 2010 0
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Allen’s Story of Hope

“I was dead when I got here.” Allen’s Story of Hope (Quicktime Version) Allen – Portland Rescue Mission from pdxmission on Vimeo. Allen believed he was worthless. He’d been told so since he was a child. Homeless and addicted, he gave up eating and drinking anything but alcohol. But homeless doesn’t have to mean hopeless.…

7 August 9th, 2010 0
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Free On The Inside

Gabino recently sent us a letter from prison: My name is Gabino. I am currently doing 76 months in prison for 2nd Degree Assault. I have about 3 1/2 years left until I parole. I’ve sent a few donations to you guys when I can. …I grew up in California and was raised in the…

8 August 5th, 2010 0
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World Homeless Day – Week 10 Countdown

October 10, 2010 – World Homeless Day Millions of people around the world are mobilizing to participate in the first annual World Homeless Day. Portland Rescue Mission has launched the www.1010PDX.org website as a catalyst and resource for participation in the Portland, Oregon area. Over the next 10 weeks, we’ll be offering a new Top…

5 August 4th, 2010 0
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