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Homeless Advocate Has Walked More Than A Mile In Their Shoes

Lynn McPherson, formerly homeless herself, is a homelessness advocacy champion and volunteer at Portland Rescue Mission.  Lynn provided cupcakes for our Birthday Party for the Homeless and walked last summer to raise awareness about homelessness.  She was recently interviewed by Second Act to talk about her passion for helping people in need. From Second Act:…

11 May 25th, 2011 0
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What Recovery Means To Them – Graduation Spring 2011

Thanks to friends like you, 18 men and women from our New Life Recovery Ministry celebrated graduations / transitions last month. What Recovery Means To Them – Graduation Spring 2011 (Quicktime Version) These courageous men and women are so grateful for the help they’ve received. Some have achieved their GED. Many are entering the workforce.…

6 May 18th, 2011 0
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Homeless and addicted: On the street or off?

In a two-part series, the Portland Tribune looks at the new Bud Clark Commons, a $47-million government-funded building that will provide housing for 130 of Portland’s most vulnerable homeless men and women.  The first article provides an overview of the project and raises certain concerns. In the second article, the Tribune tackles the question of “wet”…

10 May 14th, 2011 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.) Gift Processing Associate Staff Ministry (Human Resources) Specialist Men’s Ministry Part-Time Night Manager…

8 May 12th, 2011 0
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Life and Death Lottery

Portland’s most vulnerable homeless men and women have a shot a free housing.  The new Bud Clark Center will house 130 people — but will it work? From the Portland Tribune: Tribune Photo: Christopher Onstott  John hasn’t had a place to live in four years. Being in and out of jail is the closest he’s…

7 May 11th, 2011 0
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When A Pet’s Love Is All You Have Left

When a pet owner becomes homeless, what happens to their beloved animal?  Portland Rescue Mission, like most shelters, can accept only service animals due to health and safety concerns.  The choice of keeping a pet while homeless can be a difficult one. From CNN: James has an unlikely reaction when he watches his gangly black…

8 May 11th, 2011 0
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Artist Draws Portraits of Homeless Youth

From OregonLive.com: Every Wednesday for the past two years, [N. Scrantz] Lersch, a trained artist, has come to p:ear to draw for and teach art to the young adults who go there. “I just come in and start drawing,” Lersch said. “I’m trying to give them a voice.” P:ear, now in its ninth year, offers…

11 May 10th, 2011 0
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Evarardo’s Picture

From Darsey, a staff member of Portland Rescue Mission: I walked out the front door of Burnside Shelter to a clear, bright evening. I volunteer with some women to wash the feet of homeless women on Monday nights at Liberation Street Church, just across the street from the Mission, and we were heading over. As…

8 May 5th, 2011 0
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Donate Your Car – Now In West Portland, Too!

Portland Rescue Mission Opens New Car Sales and Donations Site in Beaverton! Help us turn wheels into meals! Portland Rescue Mission’s vehicle donation and sales program provides a win for everyone involved. Donors feel great knowing that their vehicle donation helps provide meals, shelter and recovery care for hundreds of hurting men, women and children…

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