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New Christmas memories, new perspective for Sherri, Kat and Raquel at Shepherd’s Door

The past can be a difficult thing to leave behind. After a lifetime of struggles, tragedy, disappointment, heartbreak, bad choices and other baggage, it can take a miracle to overcome—a miracle realized by the women and children right here in the New Life Ministry at Shepherd’s Door. For the women and children at Shepherd’s Door,…

25 December 22nd, 2015 3
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New Christmas memories, new perspective for Eli, Jesse and Kevin at The Harbor

As one of the legendary quotes goes from “It’s a Wonderful Life,” Clarence (the angel) tells George Bailey, “No man is a failure who has friends.” And for many of the residents at The Harbor, this could not be truer as they not only remain in community there, but push through the hard reality of…

20 December 21st, 2015 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,…

25 December 17th, 2015 0
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Project Christmas Care: Everyone can give something, even 6-year-old Lucy

Everyone has something to give, and everyone can contribute to a place like Portland Rescue Mission for many different reasons. For Lucy, it was because of a woman she met named Cami. After seeing her mom give Cami a gift card for some food to eat, she thought it was important to do even more…

19 December 16th, 2015 0
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Students at ACCESS Academy inspire school to build care kits

“Why don’t we just feed them?” “Can we help them get a home?” “Why didn’t you stop and help them?” These are just some of the compassionate, yet very important questions a couple of us on staff here at Portland Rescue Mission have heard our kids say before. They are also questions that some of…

25 December 9th, 2015 0
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Tim Lang says yes to ‘strange adventures’ at Portland Rescue Mission

Tim Lang made a decision: No matter what Portland Rescue Mission asked him, his answer would be yes. “I told God I’m here, this is where you want me to be and so obviously, anything the Mission wants from me is what you want from me, and I’m going to say yes,” he explained. “It’s…

25 December 9th, 2015 0
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‘Rucksgiving’ comes to Portland Rescue Mission, adds creative spin on giving

While many people spent their long Thanksgiving weekend after the annual holiday festivities on Thursday decorating for Christmas and shopping for gifts, a group of 20 people from FEAR Platoon and BEASTS Obstacle Course Racers made other plans. They spent Saturday celebrating the first ever “Rucksgiving” in the Portland area. Hiking through downtown Portland, each…

21 December 3rd, 2015 0
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Project Christmas Care: Make it a ‘Yellow and Black Friday’

As of Friday, the Christmas season is officially in full swing. Malls will be packed with people. Decorations will be up everywhere. Christmas lights will be glimmering. And between now and December 25, the calendar will be joyfully packed with activities and other events. It’s a time that, for many of us, is filled with…

24 November 25th, 2015 0
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Project Christmas Care: Make people in need feel loved and remembered

For many of the men and women in our New Life Ministries and Connect Ministry, the holidays remind them of dark and painful times. Their pasts are often filled with memories of homelessness, isolation, agony and discomfort.  With your help, this Christmas season offers new hope, and the chance to make new memories. Your gift today toward Project Christmas Care provides an…

30 November 24th, 2015 0
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Rain boots, winter coats needed for the kids at Shepherd’s Door

For the women and children who take refuge at Shepherd’s Door, one of the last things we want them worrying about is how they’ll feed or clothe themselves and their family. Recovery is about transformation, and our goal is to give them hope for the future by restoring their life to one filled with meaning and…

26 November 18th, 2015 0
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