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Homelessness by the numbers and Portland Rescue Mission’s response

At Portland Rescue Mission, our ultimate goal is to give hope and restore life to people who are homeless, addicted and in need of a helping hand. We are here to serve, and we want to get our services to as many people as possible who will benefit from them. It’s why we have three…

11 May 29th, 2015 2
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In Service at Shepherd’s Door, Tiffany sees herself in Connect women

Our New Life Ministries are life changing. For the men and women who dedicate themselves to breaking the chains of homelessness and addiction, the results speak for themselves. And for those who commit to an additional year of Service, this goes twofold – especially for Tiffany. Nearing the end of her year in Service job-training program, Tiffany…

4 May 27th, 2015 0
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Obi ‘brave enough to dream again’ after being at The Harbor

Obi was living the American dream. Growing up in Kenya was hard, especially in his abusive family. But now he’d fallen in love with an American girl, gotten married and moved to Portland where they would soon give birth to their first child. The dream didn’t last. As a child, Obi coped with the abuse…

9 May 26th, 2015 0
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Bill Schonely invites you to Portland Rescue Mission benefit concert

Do you have plans for June 6 at 7:30 p.m.? Portland Rescue Mission, Lake Grove Presbyterian Church (LGPC) and Bill Schonely invite you to attend “Unfailing Grace.” As noted in the video above, the iconic “Mayor of Rip City” is a member of LGPC’s 90-voice Sanctuary Choir. On Saturday evening of June 6, the choir will host a benefit…

8 May 22nd, 2015 0
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New life, new journey for five women after Shepherd’s Door graduation

May at Portland Rescue Mission started out on a festive note with five women graduating from Shepherd’s Door: Taylor, Denise, Vivian, Kim and Jeanette. (Jeanette could not be at Jubilee). Joined by their mentors on stage and in front of a packed house on a warm Friday evening, all five shared stories of redemption, renewal…

7 May 19th, 2015 0
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Retirement community takes trip to love on Shepherd’s Door

Two buses pulled up that sunny afternoon to Shepherd’s Door. Men and women visiting from Parkview Christian Retirement Community were gently assisted out and welcomed for a tour of Shepherd’s Door. Most of them were over the age of 80. One woman was even about to celebrate her 102nd birthday. A friend of the Mission, Parkview Christian…

5 May 18th, 2015 0
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Excitement abounds at Portland Rescue Mission, join our staff

May has been another eventful month so far at Portland Rescue Mission with celebrating our annual Birthday Party for the Homeless and launching our Mission Bar-B-Que. And if you are currently looking for a new job, you too could take part in this exciting season at the Mission. Portland Rescue Mission is structured into three different ministry areas: Hope Ministries, Pathway Ministries and…

13 May 15th, 2015 0
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Portland Rescue Mission celebrates annual Birthday Party for the Homeless

Regardless of what else might have been going on May 11 anywhere else in Portland, from 2 p.m. through dinner at the Burnside Shelter, it was a time of celebration and joy for everyone who visited the Guest Care Center. Portland Rescue Mission staff members, volunteers and guests all gathered together in one place to…

11 May 13th, 2015 0
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Mission Bar-B-Que empowers residents, serves up award-winning flavor

“What time is it? Bar-B-Que time!” We’ve started hearing the chant around Portland Rescue Mission, most likely from George Vaughan, our Donor Relations Manager and one of the key staff behind the launch of Mission Bar-B-Que. Also spearheaded by Social Enterprise Manager Dave Whiting, Mission Bar-B-Que offers the community the best of slow-cooked bar-b-que, while also…

9 May 13th, 2015 2
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Plan your future, benefit loved ones and Portland Rescue Mission

Have you taken the time to plan your future? If not, Portland Rescue Mission is here to help. If you need help planning your legacy, go to PortlandRescueMission.org/Plan for a free book titled “Provide & Protect.” The book is written by estate planning expert A. Charles Schultz and addresses many questions like, “Should I have a…

7 May 11th, 2015 0
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