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Give hope by the ton to Portland Rescue Mission this holiday season

In-kind donations are greatly needed as Portland Rescue Mission prepares for the fall and winter season. Cold, wet weather brings misery to men and women with no home. Your gift of warm, dry clothing along with a hot meal and a safe place to rest bring comfort when hurting people need us most. Portland Rescue Mission…

12 September 29th, 2015 0
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Lazara reunites with family, grows in God’s ‘greenhouse’ at Shepherd’s Door

“I had every intention of staying married until we were old, building a life together and raising our kids,” says Lazara. Like most of us, she wanted a happy life and a loving home. More than anything, Lazara yearned to save her children from the kind of pain she’d experienced growing up. Though her family…

11 September 29th, 2015 0
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The Opposite of Addiction

I heard a speaker recently who succinctly captured a deep truth behind much of what we do here at Portland Rescue Mission. “The opposite of addiction is not sobriety. The opposite of addiction is connection.” There are many reasons a person might become homeless. But relational isolation is experienced by all, especially if addictions are…

6 September 29th, 2015 0
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Help someone off the streets, refer them to our Connect Ministry

Refer Someone To Our Connect Ministry 1. Download your printable Connect brochure (PDF) below. 2. Hand it out to someone in need along with a Care Kit 3. Direct them to our Burnside Shelter for a hot warm meal: 111 West Burnside Street Portland, OR 97209 Want to do even more to help? Here’s 10 ways…

5 September 28th, 2015 0
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Mission Bar-B-Que a ‘natural fit’ for Home Builders Foundation event

What makes a gloriously sunny day with good conversation and Skeet Shooting at the Portland Gun Club even better? Mission Bar-B-Que for lunch. And for over 350 people at attending an event hosted by the Home Builder’s Foundation (the non-profit arm of the Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland), that’s exactly what they were treated…

12 September 23rd, 2015 0
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Conversations at Connect: Joanna talks about the power of a meal

For Joanna, a consistent meal at Portland Rescue Mission changes everything. A meal can be a start to a changed life. At the Burnside Shelter, Joanna found more than food, she found her value as a person. Q: How would you describe what the Mission has done for you? A: “I’ve been helped greatly. You…

11 September 21st, 2015 0
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Be a vehicle mechanic at Portland Rescue Mission, other job openings

Fall has arrived, and here at Portland Rescue Mission, we’re hiring for numerous positions all throughout our organization as we gear up for a very busy season. Our Drive Away Hunger car sales and donations team is in great need of a mechanic. If you have a knack for fixing up cars, and a heart to help…

17 September 17th, 2015 0
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Portland Rescue Mission experiences the ‘glow’ of ‘glimmers’

Here at Portland Rescue Mission, we are blessed to be a part of some incredible stories. Whether through the lives of our New Life Ministries graduates, or the transition successes that happen in our Connect Ministry (part of our Pathway Ministries), it is always exciting to share some of what we call “glimmers” of God’s…

8 September 16th, 2015 0
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Looking back to ‘Stories of Hope’ at Portland Rescue Mission

Once September/October rolls around here at Portland Rescue Mission, things get extra busy for our organization. The fall is a very important time of the year for giving hope and restoring life to people in need. It’s also the time of year when, as the weather begins to change, and the temperature drops, needs are…

9 September 11th, 2015 0
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Homeless man uses book reviews to transform his life (news roundup)

Life transformation is one of the most exciting things to witness, and here at Portland Rescue Mission, it is something we are extremely passionate about. It is why our New Life Ministries exist along with our Hope and Pathway Ministries. We also love a good story—which is why we want to share one of our…

12 September 10th, 2015 0
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