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Mondays at the Mission: Ep 37 – Ted Prepares Meals For Homeless

Fall has arrived. As we enter our busiest time of the year, thousands of homeless men and women will be coming through our doors for a hot meal. We don’t receive any government funding, which means that each meal we serve is provided by generous donations from community members like you! When food donations come…

1 September 29th, 2014 0
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Fit Right NW Donates Shoes For Runners

Special thanks to Fit Right NW for blessing 20 men and women in our programs with new running shoes for an upcoming half marathon race! Here at Portland Rescue Mission, we offer several programs to help men and women get their lives back on track. Our Link and Connect programs help men and women find…

1 September 23rd, 2014 0
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Mondays at the Mission: Ep 36 – Elizabeth Learns To Cope

Two years ago, Elizabeth’s husband passed away. Not equipped to deal with the grief, Elizabeth sank into a dangerous drug addiction. She wanted to improve her life, but didn’t know how. Never having done treatment before, Elizabeth came to our New Life Ministry recovery program several months ago and began to process her grief and…

1 September 22nd, 2014 0
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Camping, Hiking, Bonding, Healing

 Last week, the men in our New Life Ministry addiction recovery program at The Harbor embarked on a first-ever, four-day retreat into the wilderness of Central Oregon. For many of the men, this was their first opportunity to sleep under the stars, go boating, fish on a lake, and invest time engaging with other men,…

1 September 19th, 2014 0
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Mondays at the Mission: Ep 35 – Meet Our Volunteers: Ray

Ray is just one of hundreds of volunteers who do everything from serving meals to helping men and women in our recovery programs to playing worship music and bringing hope to thousands of people each year. Ray volunteers each month at The Harbor, working alongside the men during their 12-month recovery process. “I’m sure you…

1 September 15th, 2014 0
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Homeless to Employed: Vince’s Story

A year ago, Vince walked through the doors of our Community Center, a place for homeless men and women to come in off the streets and engage in fun, relational activities as well as enjoy snacks and drinks. Vince struck up a conversation with Chris, one of our staff members, who encouraged him to check…

1 September 11th, 2014 0
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Mondays at the Mission: Ep 34 – Tiffany Helps Homeless Women

Tiffany came to Portland Rescue Mission just over a year ago: broken, addicted, homeless. With just a sliver of hope left, she entered our New Life Ministry addictions recovery program at Shepherd’s Door. Twelve months later, Tiffany’s life has been radically changed. “What a change between the person I was in my addiction to the…

4 September 7th, 2014 0
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Help Us Get Ready For Thanksgiving!

We’re already counting down the days until Thanksgiving! Yes, November is three months away. But when more than 700 guests come to eat with you, well, we need to start now to be sure there’s plenty of food! We’ve already started our grocery list for Thanksgiving, and it’s always a wonderful meal, but we can’t do it without…

1 September 3rd, 2014 0
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