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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…

23 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. .…

21 October 14th, 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…

15 October 5th, 2015 0
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Be a vehicle mechanic at Portland Rescue Mission, other job openings

Fall has arrived, and here at Portland Rescue Mission, we’re hiring for numerous positions all throughout our organization as we gear up for a very busy season. Our Drive Away Hunger car sales and donations team is in great need of a mechanic. If you have a knack for fixing up cars, and a heart to help…

29 September 17th, 2015 0
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Portland Rescue Mission experiences the ‘glow’ of ‘glimmers’

Here at Portland Rescue Mission, we are blessed to be a part of some incredible stories. Whether through the lives of our New Life Ministries graduates, or the transition successes that happen in our Connect Ministry (part of our Pathway Ministries), it is always exciting to share some of what we call “glimmers” of God’s…

19 September 16th, 2015 0
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End summer with a new job at Portland Rescue Mission

It’s back-to-school time, and that means for many people, either they are in school themselves, or they have kids who are. It could also mean that for those of you who are not in school might be thinking about a new job and career change. If so, consider what’s available at Portland Rescue Mission. At…

23 August 25th, 2015 0
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For people who are homeless, showers meet big needs at Burnside Shelter

For most people, a shower is a modern convenience – a regular part of our routine we give only a momentary thought. For others, it’s a lifeline, and one of the only things that makes them feel human again. “For men and women looking to get and hold a job, reestablish ties with friends and families,…

19 August 13th, 2015 0
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Lots of love shared at the Children’s Ministry Center of Shepherd’s Door

At Shepherd’s Door, recovery affects more than just the women in our New Life Ministry, recovery is also about their children. For the kids who enter the Children’s Ministry Center (CMC), their past comes with them. And, though it is difficult to overcome the past trauma many of the kids have experienced, Portland Rescue Mission staff and volunteers…

19 August 5th, 2015 0
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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…

26 July 17th, 2015 0
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Portland Rescue Mission overnight staff serves as ‘light’ and ‘shield’

The night hours are some of the hardest for an addict. And at Portland Rescue Mission, our Night Ministry team sees this firsthand. Serving as both a light and a shield, Night Ministry faithfully intercedes as they provide a safe presence for the men and women in desperate need for shelter and healing. At both…

26 July 15th, 2015 4
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