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Mondays at the Mission: Ep 13 – Amy Helps Homeless Women

Not long ago, Amy was hopeless, trapped in a drug addiction and spiraling downward. She’d lost her job and her relationships were falling apart. When she woke up in a hospital bed after overdosing on heroin, she knew her life needed to change. Watch Amy’s Story of Hope video here Amy found her way to…

6 March 31st, 2014 0
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Chef Turns Down Lucrative Career to Feed Starving Neighbors

    Narayanan Krishnan had a great job. He was an award-winning chef working at a 5-star hotel in Switzerland. But when he returned home to his native India to visit family, what he saw there changed everything.  Watch his powerful story brought to you by CNN to see how his care and compassion for…

6 March 28th, 2014 0
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Remembering my Friend

A guest post by Alexa Mason* Tears flowed as Don read the words written on his notebook over and over again. He was preparing to share about Emma, his wife of 14 years. Hunched over in his seat, with his head in his hands, it was easy to see the pain Don felt. And he…

8 March 27th, 2014 0
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Mondays at the Mission: Ep 12 – Make a Life-Changing Donation

Living life on the streets of Portland is tough. For thousands of men and women over the past 65 years, Portland Rescue Mission has stood as a symbol of hope in the city. And what fuels that hope? Support from this community. From generous friends like you. Thanks to your donations of food, time, prayers, clothing,…

3 March 24th, 2014 0
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New Seasons Helps Prepare for Spring

A volunteer team from the Sellwood New Seasons grocery store recently arrived at Shepherd’s Door – our addiction recovery facility for women and children – ready to meet new friends, learn more about what we do, and, of course – get their hands dirty. “Our group was looking for an opportunity to get out into…

8 March 20th, 2014 0
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Shop on Amazon – Help a Person in Need!

The next time you go to buy something on Amazon, just remember: Smile. What? No, you don’t need to grin while you add that classy jacket to your cart (but go for it if you like). Instead, make your purchase through AmazonSmile.com! It’s exactly the same as Amazon.com, except that whenever you purchase something, Amazon will donate…

8 March 18th, 2014 0
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Mondays at the Mission: Ep 11 – Community Center

Our community center is a relationally-focused, activity-driven haven for our homeless guests to get off the street and spend time in each day. In the fall of 2013, we transformed the chapel in our Burnside Shelter into our daytime community center – loaded with activities and space for homeless men and women to engage in…

4 March 17th, 2014 0
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Church Group Serves Dinner, Smiles

One night a month, dedicated volunteer teams from Lake Grove Presbyterian Church armed with good food and fun crafts arrive at Shepherd’s Door, our addiction recovery center for women and their kids. They totally take over the kitchen – chopping, peeling and slicing delicious raw ingredients, cooking them up and then serving them to our residents.…

7 March 11th, 2014 0
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Mondays at the Mission: Ep 10 – Connect Opens TODAY!

Connect opens today! For the first time in 65 years, we’re able to offer a program to help homeless women transition from life on the streets into independent housing and employment. Watch Connect program manager Judy Turley explain the program below!  Connect Program: Program has space for up to 16 women at one time 24…

4 March 10th, 2014 0
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Add A Meal at New Seasons or Whole Foods

Next time you’re at New Seasons or Whole Foods, add an extra meal for just $1.60 at the checkout for a hungry person in need! $1.60 – that’s the price of a candy bar, a bottle of pop or a cheap coffee – and you’ll provide a hot, nutritious meal for a homeless person here…

6 March 6th, 2014 0
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