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Douglas’ Story of Hope

Douglas had a promising boxing career. “But dealin’ drugs was a lot easier.” Douglas’ Story of Hope (Quicktime Version) Douglas – Portland Rescue Mission from pdxmission on Vimeo. Even at his lowest, Douglas swore he’d never stand in line for food. He’d never come inside the Burnside Shelter. He’d never enter the recovery program. But…

15 July 19th, 2010 0
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Ed’s Story of Hope

“I was raped when I was 12 years old,” Ed remembers, “and it changed my life incredibly.” Ed’s Story of Hope (Quicktime Version) Ed – Portland Rescue Mission from pdxmission on Vimeo. A wounded and confused child, Ed numbed his pain in drugs. As an adult, he fluctuated between jobs and homelessness. Today, Ed is…

17 July 12th, 2010 0
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Christi’s Story of Hope

1 in 5 women experience sexual abuse. Christi was one of them. Christi’s Story of Hope (Quicktime Version) Christi – Portland Rescue Mission from pdxmission on Vimeo. Christi hid her pain behind a smile facade. But she struggled with depression, suicidal thoughts and attempts to hurt herself. Today, Christi is giving herself permission to grieve,…

14 July 5th, 2010 0
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After They Graduate…

What happens to men and women after they graduate from our New Life recovery programs? After They Graduate… (Quicktime Version) GRAD Program – Portland Rescue Mission from pdxmission on Vimeo. A select few are accepted into a one-year vocational internship that we call GRAD. These promising men and women further develop job skills and leadership…

16 June 21st, 2010 0
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Darlene’s Story of Hope

Darlene was a normal mom with kids, a home, marriage and job. But within months, she lost it all to a sudden devastating addiction she couldn’t control. Darlene’s Story of Hope (Quicktime Version) Darlene – Portland Rescue Mission from pdxmission on Vimeo. Life before had been easy. Now Darlene scrounged for food, slept on park…

12 June 7th, 2010 0
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Choir of Formerly Homeless Veterans

Choir of formerly homeless U.S. military veterans gets a standing ovation on “America’s Got Talent”.  Watch this inspiring moment.

15 June 2nd, 2010 0
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John’s Story of Hope

John was just one of 154,000 veterans who sleep on the street each night. Then he came to Portland Rescue Mission for help. John’s Story of Hope (Quicktime Version) John from pdxmission on Vimeo. Support our troops. Donate online at www.PortlandRescueMission.org or call 503-MISSION. Your online gift today helps more veterans like John start a…

15 May 31st, 2010 0
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Betty Jean’s Story of Hope

A 24-year drug addiction made Betty Jean desperate enough to turn to prostitution. Betty Jean’s Story of Hope (Quicktime Version) Betty Jean from pdxmission on Vimeo. “I was totally out of control,” she remembers. “I was doing things I said I would never do. I know I’d be dead in some alley if God hadn’t…

15 May 24th, 2010 0
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David’s Story of Hope

David’s twin sister was murdered. Overcome by grief and left without family support, David’s life crumbled. He became homeless, unable to cope with life. David’s Story of Hope (Quicktime Version) David’s Story of Hope from pdxmission on Vimeo.David isn’t an addict. He isn’t lazy. He’s simply a broken man looking for a way back home.…

16 May 17th, 2010 0
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May We Have a Mile of Your Time?

Portland resident Lynn McPherson is walking from Canada to Mexico to raise homelessness awareness. On Tuesday, May 11, she’ll pass through Portland. You’re invited to join the staff, volunteers and recovery residents of Portland Rescue Mission as we walk with Lynn during the Change for Life celebration event. Please join us for one or both…

14 May 4th, 2010 0
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