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Mondays at the Mission: Ep 36 – Elizabeth Learns To Cope

Two years ago, Elizabeth’s husband passed away. Not equipped to deal with the grief, Elizabeth sank into a dangerous drug addiction. She wanted to improve her life, but didn’t know how. Never having done treatment before, Elizabeth came to our New Life Ministry recovery program several months ago and began to process her grief and…

74 September 22nd, 2014 0
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Mondays at the Mission: Ep 35 – Meet Our Volunteers: Ray

Ray is just one of hundreds of volunteers who do everything from serving meals to helping men and women in our recovery programs to playing worship music and bringing hope to thousands of people each year. Ray volunteers each month at The Harbor, working alongside the men during their 12-month recovery process. “I’m sure you…

74 September 15th, 2014 0
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Q+A with Jonathan, a Former Graduate

Q: For those who don’t know your story, could you summarize your journey to the Mission? J: I was born and raised in the church. My family moved up to Oregon in 1996 when I was most of the way through high school. I failed to get plugged in to church, I failed to get…

72 August 27th, 2014 0
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Shoppers, New Seasons Raise 4,643 Meals!

Earlier this month, New Seasons Market challenged its customers to raise meals for hurting, homeless people through Portland Rescue Mission. For the whole weekend, they matched customers’ donations dollar for dollar. Together, New Seasons and its customers raised funds to provide 4,643 meals for people in need! SEE ALSO: New Seasons employees volunteer at the…

75 July 17th, 2014 0
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BedMart Donates 25 Mattresses

Food and shelter are critical parts of the services we provide and are often the first things that come to mind when The Mission’s needs are thought of.  However, one key component of shelter that generally doesn’t come to mind are the beds the men and women sleep on.  Quality sleep is a critical component…

80 July 8th, 2014 0
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Homeless Birthday Blast!

A week ago we celebrated the birthdays of all the homeless guests we serve with our annual Birthday Party for the Homeless! Many of our homeless friends watch as their birthdays pass by year after year, uncelebrated. For others, this is their first year on the streets. For them, a birthday party simply makes life…

75 June 4th, 2014 0
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Fred Meyer, Shoppers Help Homeless

Did you know that you can help end hunger and homelessness in our city by simply shopping at Fred Meyer? That’s right, in February and March alone, Fred Meyer shoppers raised 2,186 meals through Portland Rescue Mission! Thanks to the generosity of Fred Meyer, supporting the Mission through this program doesn’t cost shoppers a dime.…

66 May 7th, 2014 0
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Mondays at the Mission: Ep 18 – Volunteers From New Seasons

A team from New Seasons Market volunteered last Thursday, cleaning the gardens and planting seeds at Shepherd’s Door, our women’s and children’s ministry. The team consisted of twenty department and store managers from the Seven Corners location.  “We are working with our Lend a Hand program in which every New Seasons staff member gets 8…

75 May 5th, 2014 0
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Multnomah University’s “Day of Outreach”

Earlier this month, a team of students from Multnomah University spent the day here at the Mission cleaning, raking, landscaping, organizing, and working hard to keep our facilities running smoothly! Once every spring and fall, the school cancels classes and students help out a local nonprofit or charity with whatever needs they may have. This…

75 April 29th, 2014 0
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Mondays at the Mission: Ep 17 – Up And Running Again

This week’s edition of Mondays at the Mission features Justin from Up And Running Again, an organization that helps rescue missions all over the country create a program for their addiction recovery residents to run a half marathon. Their philosophy is that if a person can train to run a half marathon, then there should…

78 April 28th, 2014 0
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