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Winter Shelter Opens!

Our winter shelter is opening today, expanding our nightly bed count to 172 beds for the fall and winter seasons to combat the colder weather that makes life on the streets so difficult for our homeless friends. Getting one of these beds for the night can be the difference between life and death for a…

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“Serving Hope” Kicks Off Holiday Season

  Hundreds of men and women came to our Burnside Shelter last night for “Serving Hope,” our sixth annual kick off to the holiday season. We partnered with Harry’s Fresh Foods to serve about 500 special, restaurant-style dinners to give hope to hurting, homeless people. “The holiday season is often difficult for homeless men and…

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Mondays at the Mission: Ep 41 – Patrick Finds Hope

Patrick came to Portland Rescue Mission several weeks ago in need of help. He’d found himself homeless, living on the streets for almost 6 months after battling drugs and alcohol. He came to us looking for a bed and meal, but he found so much more in our Link program that helps homeless men get…

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Stay Updated With Mobile Alerts!

We have a brand new way to stay in touch! Get updated with Mission news by receiving text alerts on your phone! Remember the freak snowstorm we had earlier this year? What about the boil-water alert in the spring? Emergency situations that bring immediate needs to our Burnside Shelter are great examples of when having a text alert system…

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Mondays at the Mission: Ep 40 – Meet Our Women’s Director

Shepherd’s Door is our women’s addiction recovery center that is home to over 40 women and 20 children. This yearlong residential program helps women discover the deep-seated roots that led to their addiction in the first place and heal from them through intensive classes, counseling, and spiritual understanding and growth. Women who have children also…

1 October 19th, 2014 0
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Fall Graduation at Shepherd’s Door!

We’re so excited for the three newest graduates of our New Life Ministry! Tina, Barbara, and Ashley completed the yearlong addictions recovery program at Shepherd’s Door this past weekend and will be moving on to amazing things! All three ladies will be sticking around for another year as service residents, where they will work here…

1 October 15th, 2014 0
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Mondays at the Mission: Ep 39 – Ashley Graduates

This past weekend, three women graduated from our residential addiction recovery program at Shepherd’s Door! Check in later this week for the full blog post, and in the meantime, make sure to watch Ashley’s short video here! Your support gives hope to more hurting, lost people — just like Ashley. Make a donation today to…

1 October 13th, 2014 0
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Shelter Improvements Help Homeless

Our Burnside Shelter has gone through radical change in the last couple years. In 2013, we renovated the entire second and third floors of the building to make space for dozens of men and women in our transitional Link and Connect programs. We also transformed our chapel into a community center to give our homeless…

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Mondays at the Mission: Ep 38 – Holiday Volunteer Needs

The holiday season is right around the corner! While our volunteer slots for Thanksgiving and Christmas have already been filled, we still need your help, and there are dozens of ways for you to get involved! Watch this video and then check out the “Get Involved” tab on our website to learn more! Here are…

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Sinking Into Sadness – Tina’s Story of Hope

When Tina found herself homeless, she did everything she could to avoid sleeping on the streets – she’d stay at friends’ houses, in cars, any place that would offer her more protection than the streets. “I was lost, in despair, on my knees begging God to help me.”  At Shepherd’s Door, our New Life recovery…

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