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Church Group Serves Dinner, Smiles

One night a month, dedicated volunteer teams from Lake Grove Presbyterian Church armed with good food and fun crafts arrive at Shepherd’s Door, our addiction recovery center for women and their kids. They totally take over the kitchen – chopping, peeling and slicing delicious raw ingredients, cooking them up and then serving them to our residents.…

15 March 11th, 2014 0
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Add A Meal at New Seasons or Whole Foods

Next time you’re at New Seasons or Whole Foods, add an extra meal for just $1.60 at the checkout for a hungry person in need! $1.60 – that’s the price of a candy bar, a bottle of pop or a cheap coffee – and you’ll provide a hot, nutritious meal for a homeless person here…

18 March 6th, 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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Coming Soon: Program for Homeless Women!

This March we’re launching Connect, our new program to help homeless women transition off the streets of Portland. Connect will provide space and programming for up to 16 women to get the help they need to end their homelessness and find a job and/or housing. “We’re so excited about this new facility,” says Executive Director…

20 February 21st, 2014 1
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Through The Storm

The storm hit hard and fast earlier this week, dumping about a foot of snow over most of the Portland metropolitan area. Thanks to an accurate weather forecast, we were able to prepare our facilities several days in advance in order to serve as many people as possible. We opened a warming center for people…

15 February 12th, 2014 0
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Shop at Fred Meyer and Help End Hunger!

Helping hungry, hurting people in Portland has never been easier! Thanks to the generosity of Fred Meyer, you can support Portland Rescue Mission by just doing your normal shopping! All you have to do is link your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Portland Rescue Mission and voilà – each time you use your card, Fred Meyer…

16 February 11th, 2014 0
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Freezing Temperatures Threaten Portland Homeless

As temperatures dip into the teens at night in the Portland area, homeless men, women, and children without shelter are at a much-increased risk of hypothermia, frost bite, even death. It’s terrible. You’re freezing. One night I just about froze my feet off. Fortunately someone told me about a warming center that had just opened…

15 February 5th, 2014 0
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TriMet Grant Helps Transitioning Homeless

We just received a grant from TriMet that will help transport our Link residents, homeless men who are in the process of transitioning off the streets, to job interviews and medical appointments. It’s a roughly $10,000 grant that will provide transportation for the next 6 months!  This grant will directly help people like David, who…

18 January 23rd, 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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Three Women Overcome Homelessness & Addiction

Thanks to the generosity of supporters like you, three women are embarking on new lives! Last Friday, January 3rd, Gina, Linda and Rachel graduated from New Life Ministry, our one-year residential addiction recovery program! Throughout their time at Shepherd’s Door, our facility specifically designed for women’s recovery, the women worked alongside our counselors to uncover…

19 January 9th, 2014 0
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