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Three Men Graduate, Addiction ENDS!

Just two years ago, Ryan was addicted to heroin. Dwight was sleeping on the streets, miserable.  And Jeremy was sitting on the I-84 overpass, trying to build up the courage to jump after his meth addiction had torn all hope away. But instead of succumbing to drugs, suicide, and hopelessness, each man found his way to The…

5 February 27th, 2014 0
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Mondays at the Mission: Ep 8 – Three Men Graduate!

This past weekend, three men reached major milestones in their journeys of recovery at The Harbor, our men’s addiction recovery facility. Less than 2 years ago, Dwight, Jeremy, and Ryan each struggled with addictions and broken relationships. Since coming here to Portland Rescue Mission, the men have discovered and overcome the root causes of their…

9 February 24th, 2014 0
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Coming Soon: Program for Homeless Women!

This March we’re launching Connect, our new program to help homeless women transition off the streets of Portland. Connect will provide space and programming for up to 16 women to get the help they need to end their homelessness and find a job and/or housing. “We’re so excited about this new facility,” says Executive Director…

11 February 21st, 2014 1
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Mondays at the Mission: Ep 7 – Donate/Purchase a Vehicle!

Did you know that you can donate a vehicle to Portland Rescue Mission? It’s another great way that you can help hurting, homeless people get the help they need to get off the streets and into healthy, new lives! “Donating our car was so easy and convenient. Everything was handled very professionally and it felt…

11 February 18th, 2014 0
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Through The Storm

The storm hit hard and fast earlier this week, dumping about a foot of snow over most of the Portland metropolitan area. Thanks to an accurate weather forecast, we were able to prepare our facilities several days in advance in order to serve as many people as possible. We opened a warming center for people…

10 February 12th, 2014 0
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Shop at Fred Meyer and Help End Hunger!

Helping hungry, hurting people in Portland has never been easier! Thanks to the generosity of Fred Meyer, you can support Portland Rescue Mission by just doing your normal shopping! All you have to do is link your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Portland Rescue Mission and voilà – each time you use your card, Fred Meyer…

6 February 11th, 2014 0
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Mondays at the Mission: Ep 6 – Village Baptist Church

We’re talking with Jonathan from Village Baptist Church in Beaverton here in the 6th episode of “Mondays at the Mission.” Members from Village Baptist have been volunteering here at the Mission for 7 years, doing everything from serving dinner to putting on church services. Thank you for your continued support, Village Baptist! Watch the video…

7 February 10th, 2014 0
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Freezing Temperatures Threaten Portland Homeless

As temperatures dip into the teens at night in the Portland area, homeless men, women, and children without shelter are at a much-increased risk of hypothermia, frost bite, even death. It’s terrible. You’re freezing. One night I just about froze my feet off. Fortunately someone told me about a warming center that had just opened…

8 February 5th, 2014 0
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Mondays at the Mission: Ep 5 – Cecilia Gives Back

The fifth episode of “Mondays at the Mission” features Cecilia, a former resident of Shepherd’s Door that now comes back once a week to cook lunch for the staff and residents! Last week she made amazing enchiladas! Watch the video here. If you are interested in volunteering to serve homeless women, don’t hesitate – check out…

8 February 2nd, 2014 0
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