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6 Women End Homelessness and Addiction

Homelessness and addiction end! Six women recently completed the New Life Recovery Ministry at Shepherd’s Door, the women and children’s ministry of Portland Rescue Mission. Over the last 12 to 18 months, Mary, Linda, Donnalisa, Kristie, Lauren and Kelly have experienced a total life recovery. Through counseling, they’ve courageously begun to heal from trauma and…

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Ryan’s Story of Hope

As a troubled teen whose parents were divorcing, Ryan didn’t know how to deal with the emotional turmoil around him. Drugs seemed like an escape, but trapped him in devastating alcohol and drug addiction for years. Ryan’s Story of Hope on YouTube   Thanks to compassionate friends like you, Portland Rescue Mission offered Ryan a…

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Francis’ Story of Hope

Francis needed help finding housing. The Portland Rescue Mission LINK program helped him stop the downward spiral to homelessness and its challenges. Francis’ Story of Hope on YouTube   Through our LINK program, homeless men who are sober and drug-free can have an extended stay at our Burnside Shelter while they look for work and…

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New Annual Report – The Journey Home

Our new Annual Report reveals the incredible life change that happens through compassionate support of friends like you. Dozens of men and women now once suffering from homelessness and addiction now live joy-filled lives because of our New Life Recovery Ministry at the Mission. Their “journey home” is not complete, but they now are on…

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Faces of Addiction

From Yahoo News: Photographer Chris Arnade has been following the stories of addicts in Hunts Point neighborhood, the poorest in all of New York City, for several years. Of this compelling documentary project, he says, “What I am hoping to do, by allowing my subjects to share their dreams and burdens with the viewer and…

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EPIC Imaging – Working Together, Building Community

Portland Rescue Mission says a huge “thank you” to EPIC Imaging, a local diagnostic imaging facility giving back to our community. For the second year in a row, employees of EPIC Imaging treated the women and children of Shepherd’s Door to a beautiful Valentine’s Day dinner. Tim Lang, Director of Ancillary Services, organized the dinner.…

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