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Homeless Men & Women Beautify The Streets of Portland

The men and women in our Link and Connect program teamed up last weekend to clean the streets of Old Town in downtown Portland! Our own staff and volunteers, along with a volunteer group from Redmond Community Church, worked alongside the Link and Connect residents in a total team effort that got the gardens of…

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Multnomah University’s “Day of Outreach”

Earlier this month, a team of students from Multnomah University spent the day here at the Mission cleaning, raking, landscaping, organizing, and working hard to keep our facilities running smoothly! Once every spring and fall, the school cancels classes and students help out a local nonprofit or charity with whatever needs they may have. This…

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Mondays at the Mission: Ep 17 – Up And Running Again

This week’s edition of Mondays at the Mission features Justin from Up And Running Again, an organization that helps rescue missions all over the country create a program for their addiction recovery residents to run a half marathon. Their philosophy is that if a person can train to run a half marathon, then there should…

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An Easter Surprise

A guest post by Judy Turley, Connect program manager Six weeks ago we opened the new Connect program to help women transition from homelessness to housing and employment. The facility holds 16 women and we currently serve 12. In just the first couple months of operation, we’ve seen a mix of women with the most…

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Thank You For Giving Hope This Easter!

Less than a week ago we challenged each of our supporters, fans, and social media followers – everyone we could reach – to help provide meals this Easter season. The fundraising dollar amount for Easter meals had been down significantly from 2013, while at the same time we were seeing an increase in the need…

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Mondays at the Mission: Ep 16 – Cheryl Gets Her GED!

Cheryl came to Shepherd’s Door, our addiction recovery facility for women, about six months ago. She was hurting and broken, but since being in our New Life Ministry program, she’s made great strides toward recovery, and she just recently received her GED! Check out her video below! Watch Cheryl’s video

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Give An Easter Meal Today!

Easter is just around the corner! Provide a meal today that will bring hope to a person in need. Just days from now, families will gather around the table to share delicious food as we celebrate the Easter story. But there’s a growing crowd of men, women and families who are left out…literally. More people…

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Mondays at the Mission: Ep 15 – Meet Our Volunteers: Betty

Betty has been faithfully volunteering at Shepherd’s Door, our addiction recovery facility for women and their kids, for almost 5 years!  ALSO READ: Team from New Seasons Volunteers at Shepherd’s Door  Watch Betty’s video If you’d like to volunteer, please click here.  Not available to volunteer? Support the Mission by giving today.

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A Second Chance – Rachel’s Story of Hope

Rachel awoke on a pile of dirt, freezing cold. It took her a minute, but then she remembered what happened. She had entered Shepherd’s Door, our addiction recovery program for women, but a series of poor choices led to her having to leave. Now she was alone, back on the streets, a place she’d vowed…

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Mondays at the Mission: Ep 14 – Family Life Ministry

The Family Life Ministry here at Portland Rescue Mission seeks to bring mothers and their children into a healthy, nurturing, self-sustaining relationship. Women learn to be good, healthy moms while their kids learn foundational life skills. READ MORE: Family Life Ministry Susanna Heger is the program’s manager – watch her video below to learn more…

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