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July Newsetter – Michael and Cecilia Start New Lives

After the death of his parents and the loss of his job, Michael was overcome with sorrow. He relapsed into alcohol, but wanted a way out. He came to us with a burning question, and his life depended on the answer. Cecilia and her daughter fled the violence and substance abuse that dominated the home…

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Michael’s Story of Hope

After the death of his parents and the loss of his job, Michael was overcome with sorrow. Michael’s Story of Hope (Quicktime Version) Michael relapsed into alcohol, but wanted a way out. He came to us with a burning question, and his life depended on the answer. With your help, Portland Rescue Mission provides food,…

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Interns Make Big Impact

Interns at Portland Rescue Mission are making a big impact this summer! The Portland Rescue Mission Internship Program provides hands-on ministry training experience for people who desire to work in a non-profit organization or with homeless men, women, and children. We’re blessed to have these dedicated, unpaid servants helping us carry out ministry to men, women…

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Portland’s Homeless Camp Gets Extension

From OregonLive.com:  Dignity Village started in 2000 as homeless campers under a Portland bridge who were then forced to move around town. In 2001, they landed at what was supposed to be a temporary home at the city-owned Sunderland Yard, next to a leaf composting facility between a state prison and Portland International Airport. The…

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Help Us Win $100,000 To Feed And Care For Hurting People

Walmart has chosen Portland Rescue Mission as one of the five top nonprofits serving the people of Oregon. Walmart Employees will vote June 18 through August 6, and the top vote-getter receives $100,000! YOU CAN HELP US WIN! >> Find out how

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Join Us For Coffee and Dessert!

You’re invited our first Connection event of the summer! We’re inviting our current volunteers — and anyone else who’d like to come — to enjoy FREE brewed coffee, dessert and discounted espresso beverages. Third Place Coffeehouse1590 NE 172nd Avenue, Portland (Map It)Saturday, June 18 | 6:00-8:00 PM Stop by to say hello! Download the flyer…

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Homelessness Takes To The River

Faced with no place to live, some of Portland’s homeless men and women are taking a unique approach to survival — life on the river.   KGW video and report:  PORTLAND – Some of the city’s homeless have left the streets to sleep on the Willamette River in boats. “It’s what you would see on…

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All In Their Head: Brain Injuries And Homelessness

From Street Roots contributing writer, Kate Cox: It all ended with the smack of a crowbar. Nick was 32 and alone on the night he was attacked, and there were no witnesses. With no memory of the assault, he has few clues to the story except for the scar on his forehead where the crowbar cracked…

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Robert’s Story of Hope

Robert is a machinist, making useful tools out of raw materials — much like God has done for him. Robert’s Story of Hope (Quicktime Version) Robert came to us after years of drug use starting at age 13, he was incarcerated from age 15 to 18, then suffered severe medical problems and entered multiple detox…

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