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Think differently about people experiencing homelessness in Portland (videos)

At Portland Rescue Mission, we love stories that warm our souls. If you’re a regular follower of our blog, you might remember a recent story about Donald Gould. Donald found his way off the streets after his musical talent got him discovered on the streets of Florida. In that process, he was also able to…

7 August 27th, 2015 0
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Mission Bar-B-Que, a hit at NW Alternative Housing’s annual picnic

The secret is out: Mission Bar-B-Que is a hit with people who have ordered from Portland Rescue Mission’s newest enterprise. Thanks, in part, to a story in The Oregonian about Mission Bar-B-Que pit master Dwight, a former New Life Ministries graduate of The Harbor, the praise keeps on coming. After reading Dwight’s story, as well…

9 August 27th, 2015 2
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End summer with a new job at Portland Rescue Mission

It’s back-to-school time, and that means for many people, either they are in school themselves, or they have kids who are. It could also mean that for those of you who are not in school might be thinking about a new job and career change. If so, consider what’s available at Portland Rescue Mission. At…

12 August 25th, 2015 0
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Tia overcomes destructive past, becomes ‘miracle’ at Shepherd’s Door

“In my family, I’m a miracle,” Tia told the crowd at Shepherd’s Door. “I knew I was going down the wrong path as my family’s history is filled with stories of death and destruction from drugs. “There is only one person in my family who is not an alcoholic or an addict.” Before coming to…

12 August 25th, 2015 1
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Once completely afraid, Christina rediscovers anchor, love for service at Shepherd’s Door

When Christina first came to Shepherd’s Door, she was paranoid. From the day she stepped into the facility, she was afraid of everyone, and she found every day to be absolutely terrifying as a result. “Before I came here, I was caught up in a life of addiction and alcoholism,” she said. “There were so many…

13 August 18th, 2015 0
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Consumed by vengeance no more, Julie finds family at Shepherd’s Door

Julie minced no words as she kicked off her time on the stage in the courtyard at Shepherd’s Door, “There is really no one here that thought I was going to get here today,” she said. “I came in a Tasmanian Devil.” Julie explained how, before coming to Shepherd’s Door, she was consumed with anger and…

12 August 17th, 2015 0
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Secure your legacy, support Portland Rescue Mission’s future

  When it comes to our finances, planning for the future can be quite an undertaking. And for many individuals, it can also be a very intimidating notion. Have you planned you and your family’s legacy? If not, Portland Rescue Mission is here to help, and we have free resources for you at PortlandRescueMission.org/Plan, which includes…

10 August 16th, 2015 0
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Brianne discovers her true identity at Shepherd’s Door

Brianne completely lost grip of her identity. After spending years finding her identity in “how many drugs I could supply,” life looked dreary and completely void of any remnant of hope. “I was going to give up my children and jump off a freeway,” Brianne told the crowd at Shepherd’s Door. “God moved mountains into…

14 August 14th, 2015 0
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For people who are homeless, showers meet big needs at Burnside Shelter

For most people, a shower is a modern convenience – a regular part of our routine we give only a momentary thought. For others, it’s a lifeline, and one of the only things that makes them feel human again. “For men and women looking to get and hold a job, reestablish ties with friends and families,…

8 August 13th, 2015 0
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Rachelle escapes past, becomes ‘new creation’ at Shepherd’s Door

Two years ago, Rachelle had no idea what sobriety meant. Drinking since she was eight years old, Rachelle had always found herself a slave to some sort of substance. It was an endless cycle of pain, drugs, hopelessness, and more. There was no escape. No escape, that is, until she walked through the doors at Shepherd’s…

11 August 12th, 2015 0
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