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Shepherd’s Door Graduation: Dani

Last month, we celebrated the graduation of five residents from Shepherd’s Door. Each graduate spent a few moments reflecting on the circumstances that brought them here and on the change they’ve experienced during their stay. “I’ve lived a life of confusion and fear as far back as I can remember,” Dani shared. “Eventually I became…

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Meet Gary

This week’s weather predicts rain every day, with temperatures hovering below 60°. For the men, women and children in our community without safe shelter, this time of year can be painful, and sometimes even deadly. Pneumonia, frostbite and hypothermia are just a few of the illnesses from exposure to the elements that effect those suffering from homelessness,…

89 October 29th, 2018 0
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The AT&T Community: Bringing HOPE to the hungry in Portland

When Scott Casseday won the annual community forum contest run by AT&T, he knew immediately where he would direct the charitable donation. He selected Portland Rescue Mission as the recipient of AT&T’s generous award. “The work that Portland Rescue Mission does is important,” Casseday explained, “There’s homelessness everywhere, it’s something that needs to be addressed. I hope…

87 October 1st, 2018 0
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Shepherd’s Door Graduation: Becca

At Shepherd’s Door, women and children have a safe, secure space to recover from the pain of their past. The 12-month residential program offers addiction recovery, life skills training and spiritual growth as they develop an understanding of how to make a total life change, restoring relationships, and living in freedom! Every few months, we…

98 September 7th, 2018 0
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Rescue The Kitchen

Over the years Portland Rescue Mission, through the Burnside Shelter, has offered hope one meal at a time, serving 333,731 meals last year alone. These meals are often the first step to a second chance at life for those suffering from homelessness and addiction in our community. People like Don: “That meal was a new…

90 August 8th, 2018 0
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Summer Heat

We’ve experienced record-breaking heat over the last few weeks here in Portland, and all predictions point to it continuing for the rest of this summer. As temperatures rise, so does the need for shelter. Extreme weather conditions often affect vulnerable populations the most. Many individuals in our community don’t have a safe place to cool…

91 July 30th, 2018 0
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Shepherd’s Door Graduation: Catina & Tami

Every few months, we take the time to recognize our graduates from our long-term 12-month New Life Recovery Programs at Shepherd’s Door, for women and children, or The Harbor, for men. This is always a time of celebration as we commemorate their achievements and acknowledge the work they have put in to get to where they are…

91 July 5th, 2018 0
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Nourishing Souls – The Oregon Community Foundation

Last year Portland Rescue Mission served over 330,000 meals to people facing hunger and homelessness. For many, the Burnside Shelter kitchen is not just the source of their next meal. It’s a source of hope for their future. A meal served with a smile restores dignity to hurting individuals, and is often an entry point into programs…

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Songs of Joy & Peace

This Saturday, June 9th, come hear music by Handel and Haydn at Lake Grove Presbyterian Church! The free concert starts at 7:00P.M. and will feature Lake Grove’s 100-voice Sanctuary Choir, a 15-piece orchestra made up of members from the Oregon Symphony, Jeff Wood on the organ and four renown soloists. Lake Grove will generously donate…

94 June 5th, 2018 0
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Shepherd’s Door Graduation: Michelle & Bernie

Shepherd’s Door, one of Portland Rescue Mission’s New Life Ministry facilities, provides a safe home for a community of single women and women with children as they participate in a 12-month recovery and restoration program. In this time, they learn relational, personal and vocational life skills while healing from past pain and struggle. Graduation from…

101 May 24th, 2018 0
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