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Life Skills for Kids – And a Whole Lot of Fun

Walking around the Family Life Center at Shepherd’s Door – Portland Rescue Mission’s ministry for women and children – it’s impossible to not imagine yourself as a child again. The big, beautiful playground. Legos, dolls, colorful blocks and pretend-kitchens. There’s even a kid-sized basketball court. Lisa and her two little boys call Shepherd’s Door home…

9 October 31st, 2013 0
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Famous Footwear Steps Up to Help Homeless

Famous Footwear stores across the Portland Metro area have been urging their customers the last several months to donate socks for homeless men and women in Portland. Knowing that fall and winter would arrive soon, they started early to ensure that they’d have a big stockpile for the massive need this season. Well, autumn is here…and…

9 October 29th, 2013 0
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A Meal to Remember

Last Thursday, Sysco and other volunteers took over our Burnside Shelter kitchen to serve our homeless guests a Meal to Remember that won’t soon be forgotten. About 500 homeless men and women were welcomed into the dining room where they were offered a seat and served a fresh, hot Thanksgiving-style dinner with ingredients from several…

13 October 24th, 2013 0
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Meet Ron: Part II

After three months living at the Burnside Shelter working in our Link ministry, Ron has now moved into independent housing! Several weeks ago, a handful of staff here at the Mission helped Ron pack up his belongings and move into the studio apartment he now calls home. Haven’t read Part I yet? Read it here.…

6 October 22nd, 2013 0
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Donate or Buy a Car from the Mission!

Have you considered donating your car to Portland Rescue Mission? Many people don’t realize they can donate and purchase cars from us. You certainly can, and what an enormous difference your donation makes! In fact, the average car donation here provides around 600 meals to homeless men, women and children. Your car donations give more…

13 October 16th, 2013 1
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Two Women Embrace Recovery

Thanks to your support, two women are launching into new lives! On September 20, 2013, Teri and Mikole graduated from our New Life Ministry, a 12-month residential program focused on addiction recovery, spiritual renewal and life skills training. Inside the safe, healing environment of Shepherd’s Door, our facility for women and children, they’ve healed from…

7 October 10th, 2013 0
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Urgent Needs

Every day, we serve hundreds of people at our Burnside Shelter location. Many come for a free meal, but just as many come for a bed, a shower, or a free pair of socks. Through donations given by the community and area businesses, we are able to provide for everyday needs with items such as…

8 October 7th, 2013 0
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