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Start Summer Off with a New Job at Portland Rescue Mission

Warmer weather has finally come to Rose City! With school ending soon, and summer nearing, you may be in job search-mode. Did you know that Portland Rescue Mission is hiring? We are actively looking to hire people who are passionate about helping hurting men, women and children find hope and healing. We have several positions…

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SAFE AT LAST: Provide Safety for Women and Children

  Women and children are the fastest growing segment of the homeless population. In addition to those already on the street, thousands are “couch-surfing” and considered just one step away from homelessness. “Its hard out here on the streets. Its scary. I’ve put my life in danger, sleeping under the bridge where there’s nobody there…

106 May 3rd, 2017 0
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AT THE HEART OF IT ALL -Our Annual Report Video

Almost 70 years after John Van Diest, our founder, served home-cooked soup to hungry people facing hard times, Portland Rescue Mission holds true to that first vision. Begin by meeting people’s most urgent needs. Show them that they matter, that they are loved by God. They are not alone. Then, as hope emerges in their…

110 April 7th, 2017 0
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Like Waking Up -Anthony Finds Worth and Forgiveness Through Prayer

Soft morning light gently wakes Anthony from a restful sleep. “Good morning, God,” he whispers. “Thank you for the chance to live this day.” It’s been a year since Anthony stepped out of his old life. In the soothing cascade of a hot shower, he remembers the stark contrast of life on the streets. Showers…

97 April 4th, 2017 0
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Come to our Birthday Party on May 10th!

Portland Rescue Mission exists to give hope 24/7 days a week, 365 days a year to everyone who walks through our doors. But on one day in particular we have a little extra fun! At our annual Birthday Party for the Homeless, many of our guests will have their birthday celebrated for the first time…

106 March 31st, 2017 0
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Choosing Life | Running the Race of Recovery

It was raining hard. Drops hitting her face, muscles aching, Marianne thought to herself, “I can’t do this. I don’t want to keep running.” She stopped, her tears mixing with the rain. The commitment to run and to persevere at something goes much deeper than training for a 13-mile race, these women are in the…

105 March 24th, 2017 0
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Connection – 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…

98 March 21st, 2017 0
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Easter on the streets for many homeless: How you can help

Easter is such a powerful reminder of God’s power to bring life out of death, hope out of despair. Many of us will spend this Easter celebrating with friends and family, making memories and enjoying good food together. But there’s a growing crowd of men, women and children who are left out… literally. Cold weather…

115 March 14th, 2017 0
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Join our Marketing Team | Tell the Stories of the Homeless

  You are passionate about seeing the hurting find hope. You are a problem solver. You enjoy social media trends and analytics. You love writing… And that’s what makes you a great candidate for the position of Digital Marketing Specialist at Portland Rescue Mission! You will expand the message and ministry of Portland Rescue Mission…

130 March 9th, 2017 0
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Join our Men’s Night Ministry at the Burnside Shelter

The night hours are some of the hardest for an addict. And at Portland Rescue Mission, our Night Ministry team sees this firsthand. Our Night Ministry staff faithfully intercedes as they provide a safe presence for the men and women in desperate need for shelter and healing. At both the Burnside Shelter and Shepherd’s Door, Night Ministry embodies both…

109 February 27th, 2017 0
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