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Homeless man’s music captivates nation, reconnects him with son (news roundup)

Here at Portland Rescue Mission, one of the greatest joys of what we do is to witness transformation in the lives of men, women and kids. From the moment someone steps into our New Life Ministries at either The Harbor or Shepherd’s Door, to the time they experience their graduation celebration, evidence of their past…

30 July 22nd, 2015 2
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Join Portland Rescue Mission in giving hope, restoring life (job openings)

It’s summertime at Portland Rescue Mission, and while many people are slowing down and enjoying vacation, our dedicated staff and compassionate volunteers continue to help men, women and children overcome homelessness and addiction–loving every minute of it. Our Hope, Pathway and New Life Ministries are firing on all cylinders, and we are looking for new…

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PDX Cru finds how it fits in God’s puzzle at The Harbor

It started out like any other summer. After another school year came to a close, and most college students were headed home until the fall, one group’s summer vacation would remain on hold for at least three weeks. As part of Cru’s summer service projects, a group of students from around the country, none of…

31 July 15th, 2015 0
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How do you help a panhandler in Portland? Meet Rhea

Rhea’s been “flying a sign” for two years in east Portland. “I hadn’t done it in a long time,” she says. “I didn’t think I’d ever have to do it again, ya know?” Some people’s signs tell lies to gain sympathy, but Rhea can’t make herself do that. “I just have to be honest about…

25 July 1st, 2015 0
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How do you help a panhandler in Portland? Meet Shane

“When I first lost my job, I still had my van,” says Shane. “I would drive to Washington and collect cans. I could make $100 a day.” But when Shane’s van broke down, he couldn’t afford to fix it. He lost his ability to recycle for an income. Panhandling seemed like his best option. That…

32 July 1st, 2015 0
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Lake Grove Presbyterian pours out love on Shepherd’s Door

At Portland Rescue Mission, meeting the needs of thousands of people suffering from hunger, homelessness, addiction and abuse takes more than 3,000 volunteers and 30,000 donors every year. Church partners are a core part of this dedicated team giving hope and restoring life when people need us most. For many years now, passionate people from…

29 June 30th, 2015 0
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Homelessness awareness: Top 5 reasons youths end up homeless (news roundup)

Portland Rescue Mission desires to see men, women and children find hope through a restored life, free from the bondage that comes with homelessness and addiction. Portland Rescue Mission also desires to raise awareness on the topic of homelessness. Stay up-to date on our blog as we share the recent news and stories circulating on…

28 June 23rd, 2015 0
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Start summer off with a new job at Portland Rescue Mission

With school over and summer in full swing, you might be in job search-mode. And if so, did you know Portland Rescue Mission is currently hiring? We have positions open at our three main facilities. We are actively looking to hire people who are passionate about helping hurting men, women and children who are homeless…

30 June 19th, 2015 0
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Homelessness awareness: NFL players sleep on the streets (news roundup)

While Portland is beautiful and sunny, the harsh reality of homelessness remains the same for many of Portland Rescue Mission’s guests at our Burnside Shelter. Being homeless on the streets of Portland is hard, and regardless of whether it’s summertime or not, life doesn’t get any easier. Beyond us offering hope and resources to our…

27 June 16th, 2015 0
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Plan your future, benefit loved ones and Portland Rescue Mission

Have you taken the time to plan your future? If not, Portland Rescue Mission is here to help. If you need help planning your legacy, go to PortlandRescueMission.org/Plan for a free book titled “Provide & Protect.” The book is written by estate planning expert A. Charles Schultz and addresses many questions like, “Should I have a…

25 May 11th, 2015 0
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