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Lazara finds family, finds life at Shepherd’s Door

Family changed Lazara’s life at Shepherd’s Door. Prior to coming to Portland Rescue Mission, all Lazara wanted was to be reunited with her children. Walking through our doors, she knew it would take some work. A lot of work. But, by God’s grace, two months after she entered our New Life Ministry for women and…

10 May 19th, 2016 0
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Moms and their children discover new life at Shepherd’s Door

Our women at Shepherd’s Door are courageous, especially our moms. It’s one thing to spend a year investing in your health, life and recovery as a single person, but it can take even more work and determination to come with your children and to seek hope and a restored life for your family. We at…

13 May 6th, 2016 0
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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…

18 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)…

15 April 11th, 2016 0
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Tired and alone, Portland Rescue Mission helped Casey recover his life

A strong meth and alcohol addiction robbed Casey of everything. He walked the streets of downtown Portland feeling lost and alone. And then he found the Burnside Shelter. Casey recently wrote us about his story, expressing gratitude for how we were there for him. “After continuously self-sabotaging my life and making a bad situation worse,…

22 April 6th, 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…

18 March 31st, 2016 0
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Patrick’s journey at The Harbor hits new heights with baptism

Seven and a half months ago, before he ever walked through the doors at The Harbor, Patrick was an agnostic. For years, Patrick struggled with the idea of God. It was a confusing concept. For all that Patrick knew and learned throughout his life, he simply couldn’t define who God is. “Before I came to The…

17 March 25th, 2016 0
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Eric chooses life, finds what he needed and wanted at The Harbor

Eric held a steady job most of his life. His life wasn’t perfect, but he was getting by. He certainly never expected to be homeless. Addiction crept over Eric slowly, a seemingly harmless habit that snaked its tendrils deep into his heart. By the time he noticed, the grip was too tight to escape on…

20 March 23rd, 2016 0
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Stories of hope from around Portland Rescue Mission

Portland Rescue Mission’s staff regularly share what we call “Glimmers of Hope,” stories of transformation and hope about the men, women and children we serve at the Mission. We want you to hear these stories too! Because of friends like you, we are able to give hope and restore life. Because of you, there are…

23 March 18th, 2016 0
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