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Defining Moments | A word from the Executive Director

Last fall, America held its breath as the Chicago Cubs battled the Cleveland Indians in the World Series. After a 107-year drought, the Cubs emerged with a hard-won victory, breaking a century-old “curse” of loss. Even people who weren’t die-hard Cubs fans had to smile at their dramatic turn. It was a Disney movie feel-good…

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Ready for a new career in the new year? Work for Portland Rescue Mission

Featured Postion: You thrive on creative and logical problem solving. You are good with numbers. You have experience in the accounting field. You want to see lives transformed.   Does this sound like you? Apply as an Accounts Payable Specialist at Portland Rescue Mission! We are looking for someone to join our finance team part-time. Click…

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The ‘little fighter’ finds God’s love: Marci’s Jubilee story

Her name means “little fighter.” And no surprise. “I’ve never met someone so resistant to God’s grace,” shared her Growth Leader, Julia. “I always thought I had to earn my love,” said Marci. Marci learned a defining truth when she came to Shepherd’s Door, the women and children’s program at Portland Rescue Mission. “God is…

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From addiction and doubt to confidence and hope: Sarah’s Jubilee story

“The day I arrived here, I knew the second I walked in the door, my life would never be the same,” said Sarah. She came to Shepherd’s Door fresh out of jail. “I spent 13 years addicted to drugs and all the destruction that comes with that.” But her life radically changed. Shepherd’s Door provided…

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No longer a slave to addiction: Tara’s Jubilee Story

Who Tara is today, is nothing short of a miracle. After years of drug use, her heart went emotionally numb, even to the pain she was masking. “I started to feel and act like I no longer had a heart. I couldn’t even love,” she shared. All of this changed when she came to Shepherd’s…

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Sherri’s Jubilee Story: ‘When I walked in those doors, God met me there’

Miracles are common at the Mission. And there is nothing greater than attending a graduation to come face-to-face with the stories of men and women who have fought hard and come through a dark night to find life and hope restored. Sherri is a recent graduate from our women and children’s program, Shepherd’s Door.  …

100 September 9th, 2016 0
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Give relief from the heat to Portland’s homeless

The heat is on for Portland’s growing homeless community… Already this summer, we’ve been scorched by some long stretches of very hot days. Sweltering heat hits hard for men, women and children already struggling without food and shelter. Not just the literal heat that comes with the rising summertime temperatures here in the Rose City,…

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Join Portland Rescue Mission: Seeking compassionate men, women for our night teams

  Are you longing for something more when it comes to your vocation? Come join our team in the transformational work at Portland Rescue Mission. Men, women and children are daily discovering hope–that life is good and they can heal from the past and live free from addiction. If you have a compassionate and courageous…

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Connect participant: ‘Portland Rescue Mission saved my life’

“Portland Rescue Mission pretty much saved my life,” said Cornell. This summer marks a year since he became homeless. “Every day that I woke up, I kept telling myself that ‘if you slept in the rain last night, and you survived sleeping in a wet sleeping bag, then obviously there is something out there for…

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How does it feel to be homeless in Portland?

It started to rain. A small tree above me, branches spread wide, helped to slow down the soaking that had already begun as cold water covered my blue sleeping bag. I didn’t care. Inside was warm and dry and I wanted to enjoy this moment of rest. Now I knew. I knew how valuable a…

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