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Support women and children at Shepherd’s Door through advocacy (job openings)

At Portland Rescue Mission, one of the greatest joys we get to experience is watching women suffering from homelessness and addiction transform their lives into something new and beautiful at Shepherd’s Door. It’s one of the most exciting and inspiring things that happen at the Mission. And as a staff member at Shepherd’s Door, you…

9 May 27th, 2016 2
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Kickoff summer with Mission Bar-B-Que (Barbecue Nation with JT interview)

National Barbecue Month may be nearing a close (it takes place during May), but summer hasn’t even started yet (that’s June 20)! And when is a more perfect time of the year to barbecue than that? Which is why you should take the time to educate yourself about Mission Bar-B-Que. For those of you who…

6 May 26th, 2016 0
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Shari’s Cafe and Pies brings dessert by the van-load to Birthday Party for the Homeless

A birthday party is never complete without dessert. And as part of Portland Rescue Mission’s 8th annual Birthday Party for the Homeless, that dessert came in the form of a van-load of cream pies from Shari’s Cafe and Pies. But the generosity didn’t end with dessert. Marketing Manager Carrie Henderson decided she didn’t want to…

8 May 20th, 2016 0
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Lazara finds family, finds life at Shepherd’s Door

Family changed Lazara’s life at Shepherd’s Door. Prior to coming to Portland Rescue Mission, all Lazara wanted was to be reunited with her children. Walking through our doors, she knew it would take some work. A lot of work. But, by God’s grace, two months after she entered our New Life Ministry for women and…

8 May 19th, 2016 0
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Portland Rescue Mission throws a ‘Birthday Party for the Homeless,’ and it’s a blast

With Shari’s Pies aplenty, karaoke music blaring, friendly conversation bubbling and a whole lot of fun and camaraderie, Portland Rescue Mission threw a “Birthday Party for the Homeless” at our Burnside Shelter. And by all accounts, it was a resounding success. For far too many people in Portland and the surrounding areas, homelessness is a…

8 May 16th, 2016 0
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Double the meals, twice the transformed lives with Matching Gift Challenge

Your gift, DOUBLED! That’s what can happen this month with the help of a special group of generous donors who are putting out a $30,000 Matching Gift Challenge during the month of May. So, if you’ve been waiting to give to Portland Rescue Mission, wait no more! There’s not a better time to make your…

8 May 13th, 2016 0
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Eric takes a risk, gets shoes from the Portland Trail Blazers

Eric has always had big feet. In fact, for as long as he can remember, finding a pair of shoes that fit his size 15 feet has been nearly impossible … or so it seemed. So, in response, Eric decided to take a proactive approach and set his sights on a little writing project. Since…

5 May 10th, 2016 2
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Moms and their children discover new life at Shepherd’s Door

Our women at Shepherd’s Door are courageous, especially our moms. It’s one thing to spend a year investing in your health, life and recovery as a single person, but it can take even more work and determination to come with your children and to seek hope and a restored life for your family. We at…

7 May 6th, 2016 0
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Restored hope, restored relationships at Portland Rescue Mission: ‘Glimmers’

Our staff regularly share with one another amazing stories of how our men and women find hope and a restored life. Around Portland Rescue Mission, we call these stories “Glimmers.” Here’s a couple recent Glimmers from The Harbor and Shepherd’s Door. Repairs God knows how to repair broken relationships. John, a participant in our New…

14 May 2nd, 2016 0
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