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Steven’s Story of Hope

At just 13 years old, Steven ran away from home to live on his own in Los Angeles. But the streets of Hollywood are no place for a kid. Steven’s Story of Hope on YouTube   Desperate for money, Steven got caught up in the sex industry. Drugs and alcohol consumed him. “I slept on…

6 February 24th, 2012 0
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Homeless Shooting Highlights Need

Earlier this week, two homeless men were shot at as they slept on the streets of Portland. One man was only grazed while the other is in critical condition. Daniel Roby, Outreach Chaplain for Portland Rescue Mission, talked with KGW news in this news video: This tragic shooting highlights the need for safe shelter and…

7 February 24th, 2012 1
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Clothing Giveaway For Homeless Guests

Typical rainy days and cold nights continue here in Portland. Thanks to continued clothing donations, we were able to share a surplus of coats, shoes and other items with over a hundred homeless men and women last week. Our special thanks to 16 volunteers from Solid Rock church who helped us with the giveaway event.…

9 February 22nd, 2012 0
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New 4-Star Rating for Portland Rescue Mission

Portland Rescue Mission recently was awarded a four-star rating by Charity Navigator. This highest possible rating reflects the Mission’s ongoing commitment to financial accountability and transparency. “We’ve made great strides in recent years in improving our ministry effectiveness,” says Executive Director Eric Bauer. “The needs of homeless men, women and children are as great as…

6 February 14th, 2012 0
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Haunting Portraits of Homeless Men and Women

From This Colossal blog: Manchester-based photographer Lee Jeffries is an accountant by profession, but for the past few years he’s traveled around the world photographing people he encounters on the streets, particularly the homeless. He spends time getting to know each of his subjects before shooting them, which I think is completely evident in his…

8 February 13th, 2012 2
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Birthday Party for the Homeless

  Give a Happy Birthday to a hurting person Many homeless men and women watch their birthday come and go uncelebrated. But thanks to the generosity of Fred Meyer, KLOVE, Air1 and your thoughtfulness, our homeless guests will know they’re not forgotten this year. On Thursday, March 8, we’ll throw a birthday party complete with gifts, cake, cards and colorful…

7 February 9th, 2012 0
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How To Pack A Care Kit

Care Kits are a simple way to provide practical help to a homeless man or woman. Keep some in your car so you’re prepared to offer to a person in need. Items to Include: A typical Care Kit consists of a watertight gallon-size zipper lock plastic bag filled with items like: Water bottle Socks Tuna and…

9 February 7th, 2012 1
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Portland Church Partnerships Help Homeless Families

  From Oregonlive.com: Many in the Portland faith community believe it’s their core duty to help the destitute, and they don’t think their congregations are doing enough. At the same time, the prospect of doing more flummoxes them. Paul Schroeder understands the dynamic that freezes churches in place. As coordinator of the New City Initiative,…

6 February 6th, 2012 1
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Steve Stratos Joins Board of Directors

Portland Rescue Mission welcomes a new member to its Board of Directors. Steve Stratos is the vice president of business development for Qmedtrix, a senior consultant for Wellspring Group, an executive coach and teacher of executive coaching at Western Seminary. He has a doctorate degree from Western Seminary in Leadership Development. Stratos and his wife…

10 February 3rd, 2012 0
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POLL: How Many Homeless Students In Portland?

Test your knowledge about homelessness. How many students in Portland’s school district are homeless? Answer in the embedded poll below, or at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/S9TZTSD. Did the answer surprise you? Talk about it in the comments of this blog post. Create your free online surveys with SurveyMonkey, the world’s leading questionnaire tool.

11 February 2nd, 2012 0
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