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Students “Run to the Rescue”

Two Portland high school students decided to do things differently. As part of their studies at Southridge High School, Matt and Grant needed to complete a senior project.  Most students write an extensive research paper.  But these Beaverton seniors came up with a better idea. “We wanted to get real-world experience and benefit the community,”…

62 March 16th, 2009 1
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How Do You Talk To Kids About Homelessness?

Amber’s young son noticed a line of homeless men outside of Portland Rescue Mission.  How should she answer his questions about homelessness? . . . we were stopped at a light just a few feet away from the long line winding around the outside of the Portland Rescue Mission Men’s Shelter on West Burnside. Just…

84 March 11th, 2009 0
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Jeanine’s Story of Hope

Be abused or be homeless? Jeanine had to choose. Jeanine’s Story of Hope (Quicktime Version) Jeanine from pdxmission on Vimeo. Your support gives mothers like Jeanine safety and a new start. Donate online at www.PortlandRescueMission.org or call 503-MISSION (647-7466).

88 March 9th, 2009 0
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A Widow’s Grief

From Jan, a staff member of Portland Rescue Mission: Maria* is a young woman whose husband died six months ago.  As part of her process for working through her grief, she wrote a letter to God:  Dear God, If I knew how I felt, I would tell you. But I don’t.  Sometimes I’m sad, but…

84 March 4th, 2009 0
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You Can Change Homelessness

Interested in volunteering? Join us for our upcoming Partnership Overview: Saturday, March 7th 9:30- 11:00 AM Burnside Shelter (111 W. Burnside, Portland) Discover our approach to ending homelessness by healing its root causes Learn more about the emergency services and long-term recovery programs we provide Hear stories from the men and women we serve about how…

79 March 3rd, 2009 0
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Dale’s Story of Hope

Dale doubted his own ability to change. Today, he has a new heart and mind–and his own place to live. Dale’s Story of Hope (Quicktime Version) Dale from pdxmission on Vimeo. Men like Dale need more than food and shelter. They need a total life recovery–healing from the inside out. Your support helps it happen. …

86 March 2nd, 2009 1
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Seasons of Change – March Newsletter

“I was seven months pregnant, outside, in the dark, in the pouring rain,” Angela remembers.  “I had nowhere to go, no one to call.” Read more of Angela’s story in our March newsletter (PDF), just released.   Also in our newsletter: Where are they now?  What happens to men and women after they leave our…

99 February 27th, 2009 1
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16 Men On Their Way To A New Life

This past Sunday, February 22nd marked important milestones for 16 of the men in our New Life recovery program. They have completed 12 to 18 months of intensive addiction recovery, counseling, spiritual renewal and education. Half of the men, including Randy, are ready for the final phase of our program where they’ll begin securing employment…

101 February 25th, 2009 0
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Employment Opportunities

Looking for a job?  Join our team of passionate staff as we work to provide emergency care and long-term recovery for homeless men, women and children in the Portland, Oregon area.   We’re currently hiring for the following positions.  (See full descriptions here.) Full time Women’s Pastoral Care Team Manager  Full time Women’s Life Skills…

104 February 24th, 2009 0
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When A Homeless Man Came To Church

From Holly, a staff member of Portland Rescue Mission: On a recent Sunday morning, I rushed in late (as usual) to the church I attend. After I plopped into my normal, comfortable spot, I noticed a strong, foul odor filling the air and looked around me.   A homeless gentleman sat behind me. His face…

104 February 23rd, 2009 0
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