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Allen and Jill – July 2012 “Rescue Portland” Newsletter

Allen never knew his father. His mother walked out when Allen turned 18. As an adult, Allen walked out on his own wife and kids. It’s the type of relational brokenness that’s all too common in the lives of men and women who come to us for help. Thanks to friends like you, Allen’s story…

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Ann and Jonathan – April 2012 “Rescue Portland” Newsletter

It almost always starts with hitting rock bottom, then another hurting person turns to the Mission for a hot meal. Especially during Easter – just days away. Our emergency shelter ministry is full. Daily meal counts continue to grow (up 17% this year alone!). And we have tremendous opportunities to touch people’s lives… heal wounds,…

15 March 28th, 2012 0
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Chris’ Just Wanted To Give Up – November 2011 Newsletter

Chris stumbled through life, crippled by addiction to alcohol. He wanted a better life, to be a good father. Today, Chris is a long way from the desperate life they once knew. He’s healing from the past and well on his way to a stable, healthy life. Read about Chris in our November newsletter (PDF)…

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Danielle’s and Philip’s Journeys To New Life – October 2011 Newsletter

At just 13 years old, Danielle was already being pulled down by meth and alcohol. Homelessness, depression and suicide attempts followed soon after. Could she turn her life around before it was too late? Philip had failed so many times, he didn’t believe his life was worth anything. Addiction and self-loathing destroyed decades of his…

13 October 4th, 2011 0
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July Newsetter – Michael and Cecilia Start New Lives

After the death of his parents and the loss of his job, Michael was overcome with sorrow. He relapsed into alcohol, but wanted a way out. He came to us with a burning question, and his life depended on the answer. Cecilia and her daughter fled the violence and substance abuse that dominated the home…

16 June 29th, 2011 0
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Erin and Larry Escape Homelessness – March 2011 Newsletter

Erin was nearly 8 months pregnant — and homeless. She knew her daughters could be taken from her and would do anything to keep that from happening. Larry sat coughing on a cold, wet sidewalk. Bronchitis and fever weakened his body. He needed food, rest — and hope. Today, both Erin and Larry are a…

13 March 1st, 2011 0
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Making New Memories – November Newsletter

Most of the homeless men and women who come to us for help suffer from deep relational wounds in their past. That was certainly true for Jim and Kristen. But they’re not letting the past hold them back. Jim sold everything he had to buy a bus ticket to Oregon — just to join our…

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October Newsletter – Healing Multiplied

Nicole didn’t want her son to remember her.  Ed fought to gain a life he never thought possible. Read their stories of hope in our latest “Rescue Portland” newsletter. Nathan Has His Mommy BackNicole didn’t want her son to remember who she was Nicole was addicted to methamphetamine, living out of her car and completely…

13 September 30th, 2010 0
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July Newsletter – Freedom is Here!

James and Yvonne had decent lives at one time. But trauma and addiction destroyed what they held dear. Could they be free? Read their stories in our latest “Rescue Portland” newsletter. Still Waters Run DeepJames’ cool demeanor hid years of pain James spent nine years as a Marine, with multiple tours in Afghanistan and Iraq.…

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A Fresh Start – March Newsletter

Two young people have a second chance at life. Emily and Damien had such promise in life — until personal pain and uncontrolled addiction nearly destroyed them. No Ordinary RingIt’s a Promise that Led to Healing When Emily talks about her mom, her big brown eyes sparkle like the amethyst ring on her finger. “Years…

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