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Echoes of hope at Connect, Shepherd’s Door

When it comes to safe places for women and children who are homeless, options are limited. The streets of Portland can be dangerous. But amidst the unrelenting stress and insecurity that comes with living on the street, there are opportunities out there for a second chance. At Portland Rescue Mission, we see these stories regularly…

7 January 25th, 2015 0
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Do something meaningful, work for Portland Rescue Mission

Are you looking for a new opportunity to do something that truly matters? Do you desire to play a vital role in helping end homelessness, hunger and addiction right here in the Portland community? If so, Portland Rescue Mission is actively hiring and looking for numerous positions to be filled throughout the organization. We have…

6 January 24th, 2015 0
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Portland Rescue Mission expands community outreach at Burnside Shelter

At the Burnside Shelter, there’s never a dull moment. While it’s often bustling with guests eating warm meals, grabbing a safe night’s sleep, or taking their recovery to the next level with our Connect programs, something is always happening at Portland Rescue Mission. But for Regina Somboonsiri, and the rest of the staff at the…

6 January 14th, 2015 0
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Mondays at the Mission: Ep 34 – Tiffany Helps Homeless Women

Tiffany came to Portland Rescue Mission just over a year ago: broken, addicted, homeless. With just a sliver of hope left, she entered our New Life Ministry addictions recovery program at Shepherd’s Door. Twelve months later, Tiffany’s life has been radically changed. “What a change between the person I was in my addiction to the…

7 September 7th, 2014 0
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Homeless Men & Women Beautify The Streets of Portland

The men and women in our Link and Connect program teamed up last weekend to clean the streets of Old Town in downtown Portland! Our own staff and volunteers, along with a volunteer group from Redmond Community Church, worked alongside the Link and Connect residents in a total team effort that got the gardens of…

7 April 30th, 2014 0
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An Easter Surprise

A guest post by Judy Turley, Connect program manager Six weeks ago we opened the new Connect program to help women transition from homelessness to housing and employment. The facility holds 16 women and we currently serve 12. In just the first couple months of operation, we’ve seen a mix of women with the most…

4 April 24th, 2014 3
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Mondays at the Mission: Ep 13 – Amy Helps Homeless Women

Not long ago, Amy was hopeless, trapped in a drug addiction and spiraling downward. She’d lost her job and her relationships were falling apart. When she woke up in a hospital bed after overdosing on heroin, she knew her life needed to change. Watch Amy’s Story of Hope video here Amy found her way to…

4 March 31st, 2014 0
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Mondays at the Mission: Ep 10 – Connect Opens TODAY!

Connect opens today! For the first time in 65 years, we’re able to offer a program to help homeless women transition from life on the streets into independent housing and employment. Watch Connect program manager Judy Turley explain the program below!  Connect Program: Program has space for up to 16 women at one time 24…

2 March 10th, 2014 0
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Mondays at the Mission: Ep 9 – Connect Opens Next Week!

We’re now less than one week away from launching Connect, a brand new program to help homeless women get off the streets of Portland and into housing and jobs. Watch Executive Director Eric Bauer explain the program below!  Facts About Homeless Women: The fastest growing demographic of homelessness? Women and children. Services for homeless women…

1 March 3rd, 2014 0
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Coming Soon: Program for Homeless Women!

This March we’re launching Connect, our new program to help homeless women transition off the streets of Portland. Connect will provide space and programming for up to 16 women to get the help they need to end their homelessness and find a job and/or housing. “We’re so excited about this new facility,” says Executive Director…

7 February 21st, 2014 1
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