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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…

1 January 31st, 2015 0
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Echoes of hope at Link, The Harbor

God is constantly moving at Portland Rescue Mission. Over the span of 2014, and because of your generous prayers and support for what we do, we had our most successful year on record. We served 331,346 hot meals and provided 83,197 safe nights of shelter. We also had the honor and privilege of seeing many,…

1 January 24th, 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…

1 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…

1 January 14th, 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…

1 November 4th, 2014 0
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Mondays at the Mission: Ep 41 – Patrick Finds Hope

Patrick came to Portland Rescue Mission several weeks ago in need of help. He’d found himself homeless, living on the streets for almost 6 months after battling drugs and alcohol. He came to us looking for a bed and meal, but he found so much more in our Link program that helps homeless men get…

Like October 27th, 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…

1 September 11th, 2014 0
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Help Us Get Ready For Thanksgiving!

We’re already counting down the days until Thanksgiving! Yes, November is three months away. But when more than 700 guests come to eat with you, well, we need to start now to be sure there’s plenty of food! We’ve already started our grocery list for Thanksgiving, and it’s always a wonderful meal, but we can’t do it without…

1 September 3rd, 2014 0
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Mondays at the Mission: Ep 32 – Meet Derrick

Derrick is in our Link program. He came to the Mission from the streets: hurting, homeless, hungry, in search of a place that could help him get back on his feet. DID YOU KNOW? Portland Rescue Mission’s Link and Connect programs help homeless men and women get jobs and housing. They live at the Mission…

1 August 18th, 2014 0
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Mondays at the Mission: Ep 23 – Michael Gets A Second Chance

Michael knows what it feels like to be homeless. After all, he spent the last five years of his life on the streets. He’s fought to survive. He’s tossed and turned in a wet sleeping bag, worrying where his next meal will come from. But just a few months ago, Michael’s entire life changed when he…

1 June 17th, 2014 0
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