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Mondays at the Mission: Ep 21 – Meet Robert

Robert is in our Link program, a 3-4 month transitional program that helps men get back on their feet to transition out of homelessness and into a job and housing.  The Mission provides the men a bed, three meals a day, advocacy support, and other important tools to help them become independent. In return, the…

12 June 2nd, 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…

15 April 30th, 2014 0
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TriMet Grant Helps Transitioning Homeless

We just received a grant from TriMet that will help transport our Link residents, homeless men who are in the process of transitioning off the streets, to job interviews and medical appointments. It’s a roughly $10,000 grant that will provide transportation for the next 6 months!  This grant will directly help people like David, who…

15 January 23rd, 2014 0
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Meet Ron: Part II

After three months living at the Burnside Shelter working in our Link ministry, Ron has now moved into independent housing! Several weeks ago, a handful of staff here at the Mission helped Ron pack up his belongings and move into the studio apartment he now calls home. Haven’t read Part I yet? Read it here.…

8 October 22nd, 2013 0
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Meet Ron: Part I

Ron first moved to Portland in 2000, working a job loading and unloading furniture on and off trucks. He spent the next 13 years doing this, working for a truck driver friend. While at a truck stop in Troutdale, 61-year-old Ron slipped and fell out of the truck, severely breaking his ankle in four places.…

10 September 18th, 2013 0
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Link Men Move Upstairs; More Beds for Homeless

  The Link guys are movin’ upstairs! That’s right, the third floor of our Burnside Shelter that has been under renovation this summer has officially opened, allowing the men in our work-exchange program to move from the bottom floor to the roomier, sunlit upstairs bedrooms. “It’s really nice. It’s beautiful up here,” says Eric, a…

9 September 12th, 2013 0
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