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Mondays at the Mission: Ep 25 – Part 2: Help A Hurting Person

We’re continuing our series this week on how you can help a hurting person in need!  Last week’s video talked about being prepared. Don’t be surprised when someone approaches you and asks for help. Prepare yourself so that you know what to do when the situation arises. Check out this week’s tip here!     

8 June 30th, 2014 0
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Four Women Run Half Marathon

Similar to our men’s program running the Rock n’ Roll Half Marathon a month ago, several women from Shepherd’s Door, our women’s addiction recovery program, successfully completed the Vancouver Half Marathon a couple weeks ago! “It was a commitment,” Amanda said. “The training process was long and a lot of work, but it was cool to…

7 June 24th, 2014 0
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Mondays at the Mission: Ep 24 – Part 1: Help A Hurting Person

We’ve all been there before. You pull up to a red light and ease to a stop. You look out the window and there is a person holding a cardboard sign asking for help. It happens all the time in a variety of places: freeway ramps, outside grocery stores, sometimes just on the sidewalk as you…

11 June 23rd, 2014 0
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Mondays at the Mission: Ep 23 – Michael Gets A Second Chance

Michael knows what it feels like to be homeless. After all, he spent the last five years of his life on the streets. He’s fought to survive. He’s tossed and turned in a wet sleeping bag, worrying where his next meal will come from. But just a few months ago, Michael’s entire life changed when he…

7 June 17th, 2014 0
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Volunteers Needed This Summer

We need volunteers! During the summer, our volunteer numbers typically go down even though the need for services remains high. To help operations run smoothly, we’re looking for relational, compassionate volunteers to engage our homeless guests and recovery residents in a variety of positions. Apply to be a volunteer today! Current Needs:  Guest Relations Office…

10 June 16th, 2014 0
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Invisible Homeless

Have homeless people become so invisible we wouldn’t notice our own family members living on the street? In a social experiment done by New York Rescue Mission, several people agreed to pose as homeless men and women sitting on the sidewalk. Then they had their unsuspecting family members walk by them. Check out the video…

8 June 13th, 2014 0
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Hot Summer Lies Ahead

Weather reports have indicated this summer will be the hottest in years. If these predictions hold true, the Portland area could see as many as 20 days above 90 degrees. While the warm sun is a relief to the homeless men and women who’ve fought through the harsh winter, oppressive heat can be just as daunting…

9 June 10th, 2014 0
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Mondays at the Mission: Ep 22 – Melody Makes A Difference

It’s pretty safe to assume that everyone has encountered someone on a street corner asking for help. They often ask for money, prompting the thought, “What do I do? I don’t want to give them money, but I don’t have anything else to offer them.”  Melody ran into this predicament several months ago. A man…

8 June 9th, 2014 0
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Homeless Birthday Blast!

A week ago we celebrated the birthdays of all the homeless guests we serve with our annual Birthday Party for the Homeless! Many of our homeless friends watch as their birthdays pass by year after year, uncelebrated. For others, this is their first year on the streets. For them, a birthday party simply makes life…

7 June 4th, 2014 0
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Mondays at the Mission: Ep 21 – Meet Robert

Robert is in our Link program, a 3-4 month transitional program that helps men get back on their feet to transition out of homelessness and into a job and housing.  The Mission provides the men a bed, three meals a day, advocacy support, and other important tools to help them become independent. In return, the…

8 June 2nd, 2014 0
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