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Xavier found the ‘potter’s house’ at The Harbor

Xavier was finished with failure. His whole life had been filled with it, and he knew that if he were going to ever stop perpetuating the cycle of brokenness, fear and destruction in his life, it would have to be now. No more excuses. Xavier was desperate for something different in his life. “From the…

83 June 9th, 2016 0
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Kickoff summer with Mission Bar-B-Que (Barbecue Nation with JT interview)

National Barbecue Month may be nearing a close (it takes place during May), but summer hasn’t even started yet (that’s June 20)! And when is a more perfect time of the year to barbecue than that? Which is why you should take the time to educate yourself about Mission Bar-B-Que. For those of you who…

79 May 26th, 2016 0
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Shari’s Cafe and Pies brings dessert by the van-load to Birthday Party for the Homeless

A birthday party is never complete without dessert. And as part of Portland Rescue Mission’s 8th annual Birthday Party for the Homeless, that dessert came in the form of a van-load of cream pies from Shari’s Cafe and Pies. But the generosity didn’t end with dessert. Marketing Manager Carrie Henderson decided she didn’t want to…

94 May 20th, 2016 0
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Portland Rescue Mission throws a ‘Birthday Party for the Homeless,’ and it’s a blast

With Shari’s Pies aplenty, karaoke music blaring, friendly conversation bubbling and a whole lot of fun and camaraderie, Portland Rescue Mission threw a “Birthday Party for the Homeless” at our Burnside Shelter. And by all accounts, it was a resounding success. For far too many people in Portland and the surrounding areas, homelessness is a…

78 May 16th, 2016 0
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Shepherd’s Door showed Brianne life is worth living (Matching Gift Challenge)

Twice the meals. Twice the care. Twice the HOPE! Thanks to your support, hundreds of hurting people are touched by Portland Rescue Mission every day – men, women and children who look to us for help in desperate times. You help provide the essentials of life – hot meals, safe shelter, friendship and the first…

72 April 28th, 2016 0
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After ‘dying,’ Christine lives again at Shepherd’s Door

The fact that Christine is here today is nothing short of a miracle. “I’ve struggled with drug abuse and alcoholism most of my life along with the destruction that comes with that,” she said. “Jails, hospitals, psych wards, all of that. I’ve been suicidal most of my life.” But the pain Christine was feeling was…

84 February 3rd, 2016 0
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One family makes a difference, inspires a Portland school to make care kits

Did you know there are about 4,000 people on the streets of Portland experiencing homelessness? Did you know that YOU can change that statistic? There are many creative ways to join the fight against homelessness. Every time you volunteer, give or even talk about Portland Rescue Mission, you make a difference. IT ALL STARTS WITH…

82 February 2nd, 2016 0
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Kat’s love for plants realized in herself at Shepherd’s Door

Kat loves plants. In fact, she’s downright passionate about them. But there’s a flipside to that affection: Kat loathes fake plants – something she emanates to everyone around her. “Since Kat came in to Shepherd’s Door, she’s always been so authentic and real,” said Julia Richmond, a Growth Leader at the New Life Ministry for…

73 February 2nd, 2016 0
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UPS volunteers deliver hope at the Burnside Shelter

For over nine years, so much has changed at Portland Rescue Mission. Transitions have happened, improvements have been made to facilities, new programs have been created and yet, amid all the changes, one thing has remained consistent: Breakfast on the fourth Thursday of the month. With Mark Lasof leading the way, the UPS volunteers have…

81 January 11th, 2016 0
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Dress for Success blesses Connect women for Christmas, and you can too

For the men and women in our Connect program, one of their primary goals is to transition off the streets and into housing and permanent employment. Connect is a three-to-four month program that provides the stability needed for men and women to re-focus, catch their breath, and pursue their goals. While they are with us,…

91 December 17th, 2015 0
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