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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…

21 June 19th, 2015 0
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Excitement abounds at Portland Rescue Mission, join our staff

May has been another eventful month so far at Portland Rescue Mission with celebrating our annual Birthday Party for the Homeless and launching our Mission Bar-B-Que. And if you are currently looking for a new job, you too could take part in this exciting season at the Mission. Portland Rescue Mission is structured into three different ministry areas: Hope Ministries, Pathway Ministries and…

28 May 15th, 2015 0
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Homeless women known at Burnside Shelter’s ‘Friday Flicks’

At Portland Rescue Mission, our Hope Ministries are about more than just meals, bathrooms and showers. Although all of those services are vital at the Burnside Shelter, they are only a part of the journey to a better future for our guests. Another way the staff and the women in Connect partake in that journey…

16 May 5th, 2015 0
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Help create a better future, work for Portland Rescue Mission

Believe it or not, April is over halfway done (though with all this sunshine in the Portland area right now, you might not realize it). Has your spring started off well? Here at Portland Rescue Mission, we continually strive to offer hope and restoration to those involved in one of our integrated ministries (Hope Ministries, Pathway Ministries…

24 April 17th, 2015 0
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Shepherd’s Door women experience ‘breakthroughs’ at 5Rock Ranch

Overcoming addiction and abuse can be emotionally and mentally draining for the women in our yearlong New Life Ministries Recovery Program. One way to encourage our women and children and offer space for further healing is to pack everyone up and take them on a retreat! Thanks to the hospitality of 5Rock Ranch, 41 women…

11 April 7th, 2015 2
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Finding ‘glimmers’ of movement at Portland Rescue Mission

Portland Rescue Mission is about two things: giving hope and restoring life. For many of us that work here at the Mission, that comes in the form of what we refer to as “glimmer reports.” Simply put, “glimmer reports” are from those in our ministry who are in the trenches and working everyday with the…

16 March 23rd, 2015 0
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Be the change, work for Portland Rescue Mission (job openings)

Have you been thinking about a job change recently? Are you a student looking an internship? If so, opportunities abound here at Portland Rescue Mission. We are actively searching for passionate people to work in a transformational faith-based environment where lives are being changed. Portland Rescue Mission is broken into three main areas: Hope Ministries,…

21 March 20th, 2015 0
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Shepherd’s Door women using art to help solidify recovery process

For the women in our yearlong New Life Ministry at Shepherd’s Door, recovery is a challenging process to go through. In the safe, healing environment of Shepherd’s Door, these women learn to invite God into the wounds of their past, healing the root causes behind their addictions. The process often involves self-discovery through a variety of…

14 March 12th, 2015 0
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‘Wow’ moments at Portland Rescue Mission (and current job openings)

When you work at an organization like Portland Rescue Mission, “wow” moments are regularly sprinkled throughout the work week. In a place where lives are being transformed regularly, our staff has the opportunity to hear those stories from guests as well as see those themselves. See some of the recent reports from staff below and…

24 February 21st, 2015 0
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Heart of recovery process around every corner of The Harbor

Starting a new life requires a completely new way of thinking. Old patterns that were once a crutch have to be replaced with healthy habits. Led by Community Life Pastor and Worship Pastor Danny Kugelberg, the staff at the The Harbor put together the “beauty and inspiration team.” “Our desire is to create an environment that is…

18 February 20th, 2015 0
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