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Isolated no more, Kelcey found meaning at The Harbor

Kelcey wanted a friend. He’d do just about anything to fit in to be accepted and known. “I thought alcohol would help me be this nice guy, that it was going to help me relate to people,” says Kelcey. He’d invite people over to his house or to a bar, hoping they’d chat all night…

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John Dominguez’s ‘Story of Hope’ still strong, 10 years later

Ten years ago, John Dominguez was completely lost. He had just spent 20 years in a deep haze of drug and alcohol addiction, and it had slowly taken everything from him. At age 21, and in the middle of his military service, John started losing everyone that was close to him. His mother died. His…

84 March 26th, 2015 0
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Send a special card for our Birthday Party for the Homeless

Our annual Birthday Party for the Homeless is back! And if you want to be part of the festivities this year, now is your chance. On Monday, May 11, many of our homeless guests will get a chance to celebrate something, that for many of them, they haven’t experienced for years. Many hurting men and…

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Be the change, work for Portland Rescue Mission (job openings)

Have you been thinking about a job change recently? Are you a student looking an internship? If so, opportunities abound here at Portland Rescue Mission. We are actively searching for passionate people to work in a transformational faith-based environment where lives are being changed. Portland Rescue Mission is broken into three main areas: Hope Ministries,…

83 March 20th, 2015 0
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Once scared and overwhelmed, Mike found purpose at The Harbor

Between now and Easter, we will serve 700-800 meals each day as part of our Hope Ministries. Each meal serves as an opportunity to change a hurting person’s life. For some, the meal they get at Portland Rescue Mission will be the beginning of a new life in Jesus Christ. It was for Mike. Before…

78 March 3rd, 2015 0
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Portland Rescue Mission: Where we’ve been in 2015, so far

Don’t look now, but we are already through the first two months of 2015 and inching closer and closer to the official start of spring (March 20 to be exact). Have you been keeping tabs on what’s been happening at Portland Rescue Mission? If not, stay informed and up-to-date by signing up for our email…

84 February 27th, 2015 0
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How do you handle panhandling? Portland Rescue Mission explains

How do you handle panhandling? That’s the question that The Oregonian posed in part six of their eight-part series on Portland’s “homeless crisis.” And here at Portland Rescue Mission, we’ve detailed out seven ways we think that can best be accomplished. Those seven ways include the following: Anticipate the opportunity and be prepared Smile and…

85 February 24th, 2015 0
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‘Wow’ moments at Portland Rescue Mission (and current job openings)

When you work at an organization like Portland Rescue Mission, “wow” moments are regularly sprinkled throughout the work week. In a place where lives are being transformed regularly, our staff has the opportunity to hear those stories from guests as well as see those themselves. See some of the recent reports from staff below and…

90 February 21st, 2015 0
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Shepherd’s Door women give back, serve faithfully at Burnside Shelter

Blessings come in all shapes and sizes, and while it’s one blessing to be able to help someone find hope by getting them off the street, it’s even more so when you start to see those same people giving back. At Shepherd’s Door, this is exactly what has been happening with some of the ladies who…

85 February 12th, 2015 0
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Connect helps Robin get her faith back at our Burnside Shelter

Our Connect program for women at the Burnside Shelter hasn’t been around long (it started in 2014), but dozens of women’s lives have already been transformed. The Oregonian’s seven-week series on “Our Homeless Crisis” in Portland includes the life of Robin, one of our first residents to be a part of Connect. In the story, Robin…

90 February 5th, 2015 0
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