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Homeless men, women and children find ‘home’ at Portland Rescue Mission

A note from Eric Bauer (Executive Director of Portland Rescue Mission) … My oldest son left for college this fall. Though he won’t be around our family table during the holidays, it’s good to know he’ll have Thanksgiving with friends and relatives on the other side of the United States. It’s nice to have a…

23 November 11th, 2015 0
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Famous Footwear donates socks, serves Connect Ministry at Burnside Shelter

During the cold and rainy winter months, especially, keeping your feet warm and dry when you’re experiencing homelessness and living on the streets is vital. That is why a good pair of socks is one of the greatest needs of our guests at Portland Rescue Mission. We can easily distribute over 400 pairs of socks…

25 November 11th, 2015 0
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‘Serving Hope’ brings joy and gratefulness for Harry’s Fresh Foods

Enjoying a meal down at the Burnside Shelter does wonders for people who are experiencing homelessness. In fact, for many people that are struggling, it’s that hot meal that is one of the only things that sustains them, giving them that one constant in a life filled with uncertainty. It also does something special for…

19 October 29th, 2015 0
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Give a meal, give hope this Thanksgiving at Portland Rescue Mission

A note from Eric Bauer (Executive Director of Portland Rescue Mission) … You’re probably already making plans for Thanksgiving. Family, friends, great memories and fun-filled events. At Portland Rescue Mission, we’re in the middle of big plans, too. We want to make this Thanksgiving season extra special for thousands of hurting people right here in…

19 October 27th, 2015 3
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Help transform lives, work at Portland Rescue Mission

At Portland Rescue Mission, we are blessed to give hope and restore life to men, women and children in life crisis. Our New Life Ministries at Shepherd’s Door (women and children) and The Harbor (men) are 12-month programs designed to help people break free from addiction and focus on their recovery process. Be a part…

26 October 16th, 2015 0
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Make your choice. Make a difference.

A note from Eric Bauer (Executive Director of Portland Rescue Mission) … Every year as Thanksgiving approaches, I think of the holiday meal that first brought a hurting man or woman to Portland Rescue Mission.  A hot dinner that filled their stomach, but also stirred their heart.  A smile from a volunteer, an encouraging word. .…

23 October 14th, 2015 0
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October 10th is World Homeless Action Day

How will you spend World Homeless Action Day?   October 10th marks the 5th annual World Homeless Action Day. Since it’s founding in 2010, this day has been observed in several dozen countries with the goal to raise awareness about homelessness as well as celebrate and support local efforts to care for men, women and…

22 October 7th, 2015 0
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Project Sleep Safe: Give someone homeless refuge from the cold rain

(UPDATE: PROJECT SLEEP SAFE IS FULLY FUNDED! Thanks to everyone who contributed). Portland is known to be one of the wettest places in the country over the fall and winter months. Coupled with stretches of very cold temperatures, the Portland area can become miserable for people experiencing homelessness and living on the streets. That is why we are…

20 October 5th, 2015 0
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Give hope by the ton to Portland Rescue Mission this holiday season

In-kind donations are greatly needed as Portland Rescue Mission prepares for the fall and winter season. Cold, wet weather brings misery to men and women with no home. Your gift of warm, dry clothing along with a hot meal and a safe place to rest bring comfort when hurting people need us most. Portland Rescue Mission…

23 September 29th, 2015 0
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The Opposite of Addiction

I heard a speaker recently who succinctly captured a deep truth behind much of what we do here at Portland Rescue Mission. “The opposite of addiction is not sobriety. The opposite of addiction is connection.” There are many reasons a person might become homeless. But relational isolation is experienced by all, especially if addictions are…

18 September 29th, 2015 0
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