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6 Women End Homelessness and Addiction

Homelessness and addiction end! Six women recently completed the New Life Recovery Ministry at Shepherd’s Door, the women and children’s ministry of Portland Rescue Mission. Over the last 12 to 18 months, Mary, Linda, Donnalisa, Kristie, Lauren and Kelly have experienced a total life recovery. Through counseling, they’ve courageously begun to heal from trauma and…

16 March 27th, 2013 0
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EPIC Imaging – Working Together, Building Community

Portland Rescue Mission says a huge “thank you” to EPIC Imaging, a local diagnostic imaging facility giving back to our community. For the second year in a row, employees of EPIC Imaging treated the women and children of Shepherd’s Door to a beautiful Valentine’s Day dinner. Tim Lang, Director of Ancillary Services, organized the dinner.…

17 March 5th, 2013 0
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New Gardens Help Feed Women And Children

New gardens at Shepherd’s Door, our women and children’s recovery center, have been constructed just in time for spring planting. The 12 new beds will be used to teach gardening skills and provide fresh produce for the women and children in the New Life Recovery ministry who are healing from the effects of homelessness, addiction and…

23 May 16th, 2012 0
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Black Gold Soil Jump Starts Garden Plan

Portland Rescue Mission is grateful to Black Gold for the generous donation of materials to help build gardens at Shepherd’s Door, our ministry center for women and children.  Thank you! From the Oregon Faith Report: Black Gold®, manufacturer of potting soils, amendments and fertilizers, is accustomed to helping gardeners of all kinds plant herbs and…

16 August 2nd, 2011 0
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3 Women Graduate Into New Life!

Christi, Cindi and Connie have reason to celebrate! This Thanksgiving, three women have something wonderful to celebrate — graduation from our New Life Recovery Ministry! Christi, Cindi and Connie have spent the last 12-18 months in the hard work getting to the root cause behind their homelessness and addiction. Through counseling, spiritual renewal and life…

18 November 23rd, 2010 0
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Painting of a Broken Heart

Art can be an important expression in a person’s recovery from addiction and homelessness. Recently, one of the women in our recovery program at Shepherd’s Door painted a picture of her broken heart. She writes about her painting: HERE I AM Over the course of my life, I built a wall around my heart that…

24 July 7th, 2010 0
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Reaching Out To Homeless Women

Life for any homeless person is difficult.  But much more so for homeless women — a majority of whom experience dangers of violence and rape while on the streets. Last Saturday, Portland Rescue Mission provided a safe haven for around 75 of these hurting women at our Burnside Shelter.  Volunteers from the Community of Adsideo…

20 February 4th, 2010 2
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Homeless Women Face Incredible Danger

From Street Roots, I feel like a target—assualts on women run through Portland She is neatly dressed, wearing a clean pair of jeans, a sweater, and raincoat. At 47 years, her short hair is streaked white. Homeless for the first time in her life, C moved to Portland three years ago and worked for temping…

26 January 14th, 2010 0
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A Widow’s Grief

From Jan, a staff member of Portland Rescue Mission: Maria* is a young woman whose husband died six months ago.  As part of her process for working through her grief, she wrote a letter to God:  Dear God, If I knew how I felt, I would tell you. But I don’t.  Sometimes I’m sad, but…

33 March 4th, 2009 0
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