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Burnside Shelter improvements underway, including wheelchair ramp

If there is one thing that is abundantly clear at the Burnside Shelter, it is this: we strive to help people who are hurting by meeting them at their point of need. It’s the ethos of Hope Ministries. It’s also the very essence behind all of the improvements currently being made at the Burnside Shelter.…

2 April 29th, 2015 0
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Connect men give back to community, clean up Old Town Chinatown

While Portland Rescue Mission is in the “business” of giving hope and restoring life, a common theme of the people we serve is giving back. And for the 36 men currently participating in Connect at the Burnside Shelter, that is exactly what they recently spent their Saturday doing. Twice a year, the Old Town Chinatown…

4 April 28th, 2015 0
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Join Portland Rescue Mission’s story, become a monthly supporter

Our dedicated staff and volunteers at Portland Rescue Mission love pouring out their hearts to serve men, women and children in need — 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. A special group of donors, our Circle of Friends, provide vital monthly support to keep our ministries running strong each day. As a member…

8 April 23rd, 2015 0
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Five ‘miracles’ celebrated from The Harbor, one joyous graduation

Under a bright, blue sky and warm sunshine, five men from The Harbor closed one chapter of their lives to start a brand new one filled with real hope and possibilities. Loud and proud, and in front of a packed house at Crossroads Church in northeast Portland, those five “miracles” (as described by Life Skills…

3 April 22nd, 2015 0
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Help create a better future, work for Portland Rescue Mission

Believe it or not, April is over halfway done (though with all this sunshine in the Portland area right now, you might not realize it). Has your spring started off well? Here at Portland Rescue Mission, we continually strive to offer hope and restoration to those involved in one of our integrated ministries (Hope Ministries, Pathway Ministries…

9 April 17th, 2015 0
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Joanne Jackson spreading the joy of gardening at Shepherd’s Door

For 38 years, Joanne Jackson spent her working hours as an Infection Prevention Nurse at Providence Portland.“It was a very enjoyable job, but it started to become too much for me to cope with,” Joanne said. It was time to retire. Fortunately for Portland Rescue Mission’s New Life Ministry at Shepherd’s Door, Joanne wasn’t about…

1 April 14th, 2015 2
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Connect at Burnside Shelter in need of larger clothes

Clean clothing can be hard to come by for a homeless man or woman. The loss of dignity hurts, but the lack of clothing also makes it that much harder to get a job. One of the gifts we are able to give to the men and women who join New Life Ministries or Connect…

3 April 14th, 2015 0
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Support Portland Rescue Mission through Fred Meyer, New Seasons, Whole Foods, more

Everyone shops. It’s part of our weekly routine. But did you know it is also one of the easiest ways you can support Portland Rescue Mission? Thanks to our shopping partners, you can get great deals and also help restore the lives of hurting people in need. Fox12 Daily Deals In case you missed our…

6 April 8th, 2015 0
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Family Life Center shows kids affected by addiction ‘unconditional love’

Children aren’t typically who we first imagine when we think about homelessness. The truth is that women and children are the fastest growing segment of the homeless population. Portland Rescue Mission seeks to embrace not only women in need of healing, but also their children who have also been deeply impacted by domestic violence and…

6 April 8th, 2015 0
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Overcoming a stroke, alcoholism at The Harbor: A graduate’s story

When it comes to basic life functions, like walking and talking, most people don’t give it a second thought. From the moment we learn to do both of those things as a toddler, they soon becomes second nature. And it was that way for Dennis too, until he was unexpectedly hit with a very serious…

5 April 7th, 2015 0
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