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Help someone break free from addiction, refer them to New Life Ministries

Refer Someone To Our New Life Ministries 1. Download your printable New Life Ministries brochure (PDF) below. 2. Give the brochure to a church, organization and/or someone you know who is in need. 3. Direct them to our online applications for either The Harbor or Shepherd’s Door You can also join the Mission in our…

5 October 13th, 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…

4 September 28th, 2015 0
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Portland Rescue Mission’s vignettes of hope (from the archives)

Men, women and children trapped in brokenness are being set free every day at Portland Rescue Mission. Watching God heal people through forgiveness and leaving the past behind is so inspiring to us. We love sharing these stories, especially through video, so you can meet the people you give hope to when you support the…

3 June 3rd, 2015 2
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‘Grassroots’ healthcare effort for homeless happening at Burnside Shelter

One of the issues often overlooked when it comes to homeless men and women is their healthcare needs. As a demographic that frequently uses emergency rooms, their healthcare can be very costly. And as a way of increasing the amount of outreach taking place, while also helping as many people as possible, the staff at…

5 February 3rd, 2015 0
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Portland Rescue Mission, The Oregonian discuss ‘homeless crisis’

In case you missed it, our Public Relations Specialist Alexa Mason recently sat down with The Oregonian’s Anna Griffin to talk about Portland’s homeless crisis, an eight-week series the newspaper is working on. During Wednesday’s live chat, Mason spent some time answering reader’s questions about how we can help homeless men and women, and what…

5 January 31st, 2015 0
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Bill Gets A Second Chance – Story of Hope

Bill had never been homeless before. He’d worked, married, and had several children during his life. He even remembers driving past Portland Rescue Mission and seeing homeless people outside waiting to get fed. “I remember thinking, ‘Boy, I never want to be in that situation.’ Well, here I am.” Alcohol had been a problem for…

5 November 4th, 2014 0
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Stay Updated With Mobile Alerts!

We have a brand new way to stay in touch! Get updated with Mission news by receiving text alerts on your phone! Remember the freak snowstorm we had earlier this year? What about the boil-water alert in the spring? Emergency situations that bring immediate needs to our Burnside Shelter are great examples of when having a text alert system…

6 October 21st, 2014 0
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Fall Graduation at Shepherd’s Door!

We’re so excited for the three newest graduates of our New Life Ministry! Tina, Barbara, and Ashley completed the yearlong addictions recovery program at Shepherd’s Door this past weekend and will be moving on to amazing things! All three ladies will be sticking around for another year as service residents, where they will work here…

7 October 15th, 2014 0
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Sinking Into Sadness – Tina’s Story of Hope

When Tina found herself homeless, she did everything she could to avoid sleeping on the streets – she’d stay at friends’ houses, in cars, any place that would offer her more protection than the streets. “I was lost, in despair, on my knees begging God to help me.”  At Shepherd’s Door, our New Life recovery…

6 October 1st, 2014 0
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Homeless to Employed: Vince’s Story

A year ago, Vince walked through the doors of our Community Center, a place for homeless men and women to come in off the streets and engage in fun, relational activities as well as enjoy snacks and drinks. Vince struck up a conversation with Chris, one of our staff members, who encouraged him to check…

3 September 11th, 2014 0
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