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Four Women Graduate From Recovery Program!

Four women are springing into new phases of their lives after officially graduating from Shepherd’s Door, our women’s addiction recovery program! Each woman has spent roughly the last 12 months here at the Mission. They’ve learned not only how to overcome their addictions, but also the root causes that led them to addiction in the…

8 July 31st, 2014 0
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Mondays at the Mission: Ep 29 – Part 6: Help A Hurting Person

Have you been keeping up with our “How to Help a Hurting Person” video series this summer? We’re shedding light on how anyone can help out a person in need. It’s our goal that after you’ve watched the series, you’ll feel equipped and confident to lend a hand to someone you see holding a sign…

9 July 27th, 2014 0
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Have You Read Our Summer Newsletter?

Earlier this month we posted two Story of Hope videos right here on our blog featuring Sean and Barbara, a couple residents in our New Life Ministry addiction recovery program whose lives have been transformed over the last 12 months. Did you know that these stories are just one part of our summer newsletter? If…

7 July 25th, 2014 0
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Recovery Residents Enjoy Summer

It’s been an awesome summer for our addiction recovery residents at The Harbor and Shepherd’s Door! Hot, sunny weather is here and the men and women in our programs have taken full advantage of the amazing natural beauty of Oregon. We’ve found that physical fitness and adopting a healthy, active lifestyle are key elements to…

8 July 23rd, 2014 0
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Mondays at the Mission: Ep 28 – Part 5: Help A Hurting Person

Summer keeps rolling along – and so does our “How To Help A Hurting Person” video series! This series teaches what you can do to help a person holding a sign asking for help on the side of the road, outside a grocery store, or anywhere else you may see him or her! SEE ALSO:…

8 July 21st, 2014 0
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Shoppers, New Seasons Raise 4,643 Meals!

Earlier this month, New Seasons Market challenged its customers to raise meals for hurting, homeless people through Portland Rescue Mission. For the whole weekend, they matched customers’ donations dollar for dollar. Together, New Seasons and its customers raised funds to provide 4,643 meals for people in need! SEE ALSO: New Seasons employees volunteer at the…

5 July 17th, 2014 0
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JoAnn Overcomes Addiction, Graduates Program

JoAnn has been trying to get clean from drugs since she was 18 years old. Her traumatic childhood introduced her to substance abuse as a young child, setting her up for decades of broken relationships and pain. “Life got so bad, and the people I was with were so bad. I almost lost my life.”…

7 July 15th, 2014 0
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Mondays at the Mission: Ep 27 – Part 4: Help A Hurting Person

What are you supposed to do when you see someone on the street corner asking for help? Give them money? Ignore them? Tell them to get a job? Our summer video series, “How To Help A Hurting Person,” teaches you how to make a difference for someone in need!  SEE ALSO: “Can I Buy Your…

9 July 14th, 2014 0
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On The Run – Sean’s Story of Hope

Sean first turned to drugs in high school to fit in with the “cool kids.” But before long, drugs took vicious control of his life, leading him down a path to homelessness and despair. He finally decided to flee from everything he’d ever known. “I needed to run away from everything I’d done. All my…

8 July 9th, 2014 0
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BedMart Donates 25 Mattresses

Food and shelter are critical parts of the services we provide and are often the first things that come to mind when The Mission’s needs are thought of.  However, one key component of shelter that generally doesn’t come to mind are the beds the men and women sleep on.  Quality sleep is a critical component…

6 July 8th, 2014 0
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