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The Other Side of the Window – Doug’s Story of Hope

Doug knows what it’s like to try to fall asleep on the streets. Lonely. And cold. “I remember waking up soaked to the bone. Freezing rain was falling on me. Someone at a gas station gave me some coffee, but I couldn’t even drink it. Every time I’d bring the cup to my lips, it…

6 April 2nd, 2014 0
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Watch The Harbor Graduation Video

Two weeks ago, three men graduated from The Harbor, our men’s addiction recovery facility. Homelessness and addiction end! Watch the powerful graduation video and celebrate the transformative work that God has done in their lives. ALSO READ: Ryan, Dwight and Jeremy graduate from The Harbor (blog post)   Interested in learning more about their stories?…

15 March 4th, 2014 0
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Three Men Graduate, Addiction ENDS!

Just two years ago, Ryan was addicted to heroin. Dwight was sleeping on the streets, miserable.  And Jeremy was sitting on the I-84 overpass, trying to build up the courage to jump after his meth addiction had torn all hope away. But instead of succumbing to drugs, suicide, and hopelessness, each man found his way to The…

14 February 27th, 2014 0
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Mondays at the Mission: Ep 8 – Three Men Graduate!

This past weekend, three men reached major milestones in their journeys of recovery at The Harbor, our men’s addiction recovery facility. Less than 2 years ago, Dwight, Jeremy, and Ryan each struggled with addictions and broken relationships. Since coming here to Portland Rescue Mission, the men have discovered and overcome the root causes of their…

18 February 24th, 2014 0
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Broken By Fear – John’s Story of Hope

John distinctly remembers sitting in his bedroom as a teenager just waiting for his dad to come home from work. “I would sit there listening for him to come up the stairs, sitting back waiting for the confrontation. That would be scary. One time I actually pulled a bag out and put it over my…

13 January 21st, 2014 0
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Christmas at the Mission

Christmas 2013 was a very special time for the residents and guests that we serve. Thanks to your support, we were able to provide them with good food, a warm place to stay, and Christmas presents for many. At our Burnside Shelter, one very generous donor provided us with food to serve a special prime…

16 January 6th, 2014 0
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The Return of Christmas

Doug grew up as the youngest child in a large family. Christmas was magical for him as a boy. “My fondest childhood memories are of Christmas morning. We [kids] would stay up all night on Christmas Eve playing marathon Monopoly games in our room.” When Doug was six year old, his parents divorced and his…

15 December 24th, 2013 0
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Dwight’s Story of Hope

Dwight hated his life. He isolated himself from his family, embarrassed to tell them that he was often homeless. He always put on a smiling face for friends and family, but he was dying inside. He often considered suicide. Since coming to Portland Rescue Mission, Dwight has healed from the demons of his past and…

13 December 15th, 2013 0
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Thanksgiving around the Mission!

Thanksgiving was a busy and awesome time this year at the Mission! To start things off, we served Thanksgiving dinner on Wednesday evening to over 500 homeless guests! Huge thanks to Mosaic Church for helping us pull off this big event – they provided 70 volunteers to help serve dinner and interact with the guests…

18 December 12th, 2013 0
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Scott’s Story of Hope

When the economy took a dive, Scott lost his job. A lack of connections left him jobless and alone. Depressed, Scott began to drink in order to forget the despair that he was feeling. “I lived on the streets. It was pretty tough. Trying to sleep is the hardest – I didn’t want to fall…

18 December 8th, 2013 0
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