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Stories of Hope

Jessica Askwith’s Story of Hope

Just out of jail, Jessica had endured a series of events that left her completely hopeless.

Jessica’s Story of Hope on YouTube


In 2007, Jessica lost custody of her two older sons. Soon after, she gave up her baby boy for adoption. Her motherhood had been taken away, and she was completely lost.

“I just decided at that point I was going to be a drug addict because I didn’t know what else to do.”

Thanks to friends like you, Jessica is turning her pain into a brighter future. She’s graduated from Shepherd’s Door, the women and children’s ministry center of Portland Rescue Mission, and well on her way to rebuilding her life.

Help more women like Jessica find their way home. Donate online or call 503-MISSION (647-7466).