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‘Tales from the Lighthouse’: Generosity, transformation at the Burnside Shelter

Life on the ‘other side of the yellow door’ at the Burnside Shelter can be life-changing for those who come through Portland Rescue Mission and take steps toward a new life. It’s where guests off the street can start to receive the hope and restoration they’ve needed for many years. We wanted to give you…

17 February 25th, 2016 0
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Meaningful work that you love (job openings at Portland Rescue Mission)

Doing meaningful work is something we all strive for. It’s also the type of work that is a whole lot of fun to do day in and day out—which is exactly what’s available at Portland Rescue Mission. So, join the fun! Do you have a knack for fixing cars? Is it something you do on…

11 February 19th, 2016 0
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Working for something greater at Portland Rescue Mission (current job openings)

There are so many great reasons to come to work at Portland Rescue Mission. You love to see hungry people fed. You love to see lives restored. You love to witness true growth and transformation. You love the Lord and want to be a part of the amazing work that He’s doing every day in…

14 January 23rd, 2016 0
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Gift of interruption reaps unexpected blessings at Portland Rescue Mission

A note from Eric Bauer (Executive Director of Portland Rescue Mission) … After a decade-long fulfilling career as an engineer in technology development, God interrupted my life with a call to serve people suffering on the margins of society. I never saw this coming nor understood where it would lead. But I knew it was…

13 January 5th, 2016 0
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Start 2016 off with transformative work at Portland Rescue Mission

It’s been an exciting year at Portland Rescue Mission, and we are in need for more people filled with compassion and excited to come on board and start changing lives forever. If you’ve ever considered a career in a non-profit environment doing life-changing work, now is the perfect time to make the leap. We have…

14 December 29th, 2015 0
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‘Tales from the Lighthouse’: Stories from the Burnside Shelter

For those who don’t get to experience The Mission ‘behind the yellow door’ on a regular basis, we wanted to give you a glimpse at life at Burnside, courtesy of our Guest Care Specialist Andrew Hall: Clean, sober and finally housed “I have to share the good news! I finally got a place of my…

13 December 11th, 2015 3
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Make the holidays memorable, work at Portland Rescue Mission

At Portland Rescue Mission, the holidays are a very special time. Since many of the men, women and children that come through our programs have often had painful memories of holidays past, the staff at the Mission are blessed with the opportunity to offer up a more hopeful and positive narrative of the season for…

14 November 21st, 2015 0
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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…

9 November 11th, 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…

12 October 27th, 2015 3
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‘Nurse Ashley’ uses New Life Ministries to spread the joy of holistic health

“You have so much value and so much worth and are so deeply loved by the Lord,” said Ashley Van Brunt as she spoke those words over the new women at Shepherd’s Door. This was their first nutrition class with “Nurse Ashley.” “Part of His love for you is wanting to see you healthy in…

13 October 21st, 2015 0
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