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Freedom, independence for New Life Ministry participants at Portland Rescue Mission

Freedom and independence … it’s what this time of year is all about when we celebrate the Fourth of July. And for the many men and women that come through our New Life Ministry at The Harbor (for men) or Shepherd’s Door (for women and children) and graduate from the program, that means freedom and…

1 July 1st, 2016 0
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Executive Director Eric Bauer: More than sobriety at Portland Rescue Mission

We don’t always know what we need. But we usually know what we want. Men and women like Bradley, our featured story in our 2016 Summer Newsletter, want more than anything to their agony. Usually, long before people become homeless, they experience loss and trauma. In a desperate attempt to deal with the pain, they turn…

6 June 28th, 2016 0
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After Bradley’s nightmare came true, The Harbor woke him up

Bradley laughed at the dark irony. For the last 30 years, he justified his growing addiction with the shallow, comforting thought. “I might be an alcoholic. But no matter how bad it gets, I won’t be living in a tent or under a bridge.” But he was wrong. Walking out of the hotel with just a…

6 June 28th, 2016 0
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One phone call started John’s redemption journey at The Harbor

Six years ago, John received the one phone call he never thought he’d get. It was his son. Even though John had abandoned him years before, his son reached out, desiring reconciliation in their relationship. John’s son wasn’t going to give up on his dad. Even while the days and years passed by, he continued to believe…

6 June 16th, 2016 0
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Xavier found the ‘potter’s house’ at The Harbor

Xavier was finished with failure. His whole life had been filled with it, and he knew that if he were going to ever stop perpetuating the cycle of brokenness, fear and destruction in his life, it would have to be now. No more excuses. Xavier was desperate for something different in his life. “From the…

6 June 9th, 2016 0
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Eric takes a risk, gets shoes from the Portland Trail Blazers

Eric has always had big feet. In fact, for as long as he can remember, finding a pair of shoes that fit his size 15 feet has been nearly impossible … or so it seemed. So, in response, Eric decided to take a proactive approach and set his sights on a little writing project. Since…

2 May 10th, 2016 2
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Restored hope, restored relationships at Portland Rescue Mission: ‘Glimmers’

Our staff regularly share with one another amazing stories of how our men and women find hope and a restored life. Around Portland Rescue Mission, we call these stories “Glimmers.” Here’s a couple recent Glimmers from The Harbor and Shepherd’s Door. Repairs God knows how to repair broken relationships. John, a participant in our New…

7 May 2nd, 2016 0
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Join Circle of Friends at Portland Rescue Mission, transform lives

Giving hope and restoring life … it’s what we do at Portland Rescue Mission. And it’s made possible by our very special Circle of Friends. Circle of Friends are monthly supporters of Portland Rescue Mission. They serve as the foundation for the work we do in our New Life Ministries at The Harbor (for men)…

5 April 11th, 2016 0
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5 great reasons to volunteer at Portland Rescue Mission

At Portland Rescue Mission, we have over 1,000 volunteers that help us give hope and restore life to the men, women and children suffering from homelessness and addiction. Without the faithful service of our compassionate and loving volunteers, we would not have the manpower to offer the vast array of help and services that we…

7 April 8th, 2016 0
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Nicholas finds victory through baptism at The Harbor, Wi-Ne-Ma Camp

Nicholas came out of the water feeling victorious. After thinking long and hard about who he is now, where he’s at in his journey and who he wants to be in the future, he made the decision: He was going to get baptized at Wi-Ne-Ma Camp. Life at The Harbor, our New Life Ministry for…

9 March 31st, 2016 0
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