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Donation Needs: Socks, Gloves, & Underwear

  Earlier this week a homeless man came up to the service desk at our Burnside Shelter. He was cold and wet from the pouring rain and needed a fresh pair of socks. Unfortunately, our sock donation bin had run out just minutes before, and we had none to offer him. The most urgent donation…

14 January 30th, 2014 0
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Mondays at the Mission: Ep 4 – More Than A Soup Kitchen

The 4th edition of “Mondays at the Mission” brings you Dave Whiting, the Operations Manager at our Burnside Shelter downtown. Watch Dave as he talks about just a few of the services we offer downtown and invites anyone to come take a tour of our facility to see exactly how we serve Portland’s most vulnerable…

9 January 27th, 2014 0
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TriMet Grant Helps Transitioning Homeless

We just received a grant from TriMet that will help transport our Link residents, homeless men who are in the process of transitioning off the streets, to job interviews and medical appointments. It’s a roughly $10,000 grant that will provide transportation for the next 6 months!  This grant will directly help people like David, who…

17 January 23rd, 2014 0
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Broken By Fear – John’s Story of Hope

John distinctly remembers sitting in his bedroom as a teenager just waiting for his dad to come home from work. “I would sit there listening for him to come up the stairs, sitting back waiting for the confrontation. That would be scary. One time I actually pulled a bag out and put it over my…

11 January 21st, 2014 0
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Mondays at the Mission: Ep 3 – Upcoming Women’s Connect Program!

In the third episode of our new series, “Mondays at the Mission,” Executive Director Eric Bauer talks about (and shows!) the upcoming program for homeless women, called “Connect,” downtown at our Burnside Shelter. Watch the video here. If you are interested in volunteering to serve homeless women, don’t hesitate – check out our volunteer page at…

8 January 20th, 2014 0
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Shepherd’s Door Graduation Video!

Just a few weeks ago, Rachel, Gina and Linda overcame addiction and graduated from our New Life Ministry recovery program! Watch the quick video below or by clicking here. SEE ALSO: Full Article – Shepherd’s Door Graduation  Thank you for partnering with us to help save lives! To help more women, please visit PortlandRescueMission.org/Give. Thank you.

11 January 16th, 2014 0
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Out of the Darkness – Kathy’s Story of Hope

Kathy isn’t a middle-aged man. She’s never slept on the streets of downtown Portland, and she’s never held a cardboard sign on a street corner. When you hear the words “homeless person,” you probably would never imagine someone like Kathy. But just a year ago, Kathy was indeed homeless. Her heroin addiction had robbed her…

10 January 15th, 2014 0
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Mondays at the Mission: Ep 2 – Students Volunteer!

In the second episode of our brand-new series, “Mondays at the Mission,” Corbin Gronvold from George Fox University talks about how he and a group of fellow students are volunteering downtown at our Burnside Shelter. Watch the video here. Like Corbin says, if you are interested in volunteering, don’t hesitate – check out our volunteer…

12 January 13th, 2014 0
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Three Women Overcome Homelessness & Addiction

Thanks to the generosity of supporters like you, three women are embarking on new lives! Last Friday, January 3rd, Gina, Linda and Rachel graduated from New Life Ministry, our one-year residential addiction recovery program! Throughout their time at Shepherd’s Door, our facility specifically designed for women’s recovery, the women worked alongside our counselors to uncover…

12 January 9th, 2014 0
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New Furniture For Homeless Women’s Program

The Home Builders Foundation (HBF) and Key Home Furnishings recently donated over $6,000 of furniture for our upcoming women’s day room and program, called Connect. The furniture donation – which includes tables, chairs, rugs, decor, and plants – beautifully fills the new space from a large renovation project that turned the second floor of our…

12 January 7th, 2014 0
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