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Recent heat wave = urgent needs of people experiencing homelessness

Already this summer, we’ve been scorched by some long stretches of very hot days, including last week’s record-setting temperatures when it was well over 100 degrees! Sweltering heat hits hard for men, women and children already struggling without food and shelter. Not just the literal heat that comes with the rising summertime temperatures here in the Rose City, but financial heat…

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See lives transformed, join Portland Rescue Mission as a monthly supporter

Our dedicated staff and volunteers at Portland Rescue Mission love pouring out their hearts to serve men, women and children in need – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Each year, at the Burnside Shelter, we serve over 330,000 nutritious meals and offer over 80,000 safe nights of shelter, as well as other…

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Homeless man’s music captivates nation, reconnects him with son (news roundup)

Here at Portland Rescue Mission, one of the greatest joys of what we do is to witness transformation in the lives of men, women and kids. From the moment someone steps into our New Life Ministries at either The Harbor or Shepherd’s Door, to the time they experience their graduation celebration, evidence of their past…

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Portland Rescue Mission overnight staff serves as ‘light’ and ‘shield’

The night hours are some of the hardest for an addict. And at Portland Rescue Mission, our Night Ministry team sees this firsthand. Serving as both a light and a shield, Night Ministry faithfully intercedes as they provide a safe presence for the men and women in desperate need for shelter and healing. At both…

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How do you help a panhandler in Portland? Meet Rhea

Rhea’s been “flying a sign” for two years in east Portland. “I hadn’t done it in a long time,” she says. “I didn’t think I’d ever have to do it again, ya know?” Some people’s signs tell lies to gain sympathy, but Rhea can’t make herself do that. “I just have to be honest about…

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How do you help a panhandler in Portland? Meet Shane

“When I first lost my job, I still had my van,” says Shane. “I would drive to Washington and collect cans. I could make $100 a day.” But when Shane’s van broke down, he couldn’t afford to fix it. He lost his ability to recycle for an income. Panhandling seemed like his best option. That…

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Homelessness awareness: Top 5 reasons youths end up homeless (news roundup)

Portland Rescue Mission desires to see men, women and children find hope through a restored life, free from the bondage that comes with homelessness and addiction. Portland Rescue Mission also desires to raise awareness on the topic of homelessness. Stay up-to date on our blog as we share the recent news and stories circulating on…

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Start summer off with a new job at Portland Rescue Mission

With school over and summer in full swing, you might be in job search-mode. And if so, did you know Portland Rescue Mission is currently hiring? We have positions open at our three main facilities. We are actively looking to hire people who are passionate about helping hurting men, women and children who are homeless…

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Portland Rescue Mission selected to bring ‘Real Change’ to city

Now that summer has arrived and the temperature is heating up, many people are outside enjoying the City of Roses. Summer also provides more opportunities to engage with the increase in men, women and children who are hurting, homeless and on the streets. In response, Downtown Clean and Safe has officially kicked off their “Real…

88 June 18th, 2015 0
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Homelessness awareness: NFL players sleep on the streets (news roundup)

While Portland is beautiful and sunny, the harsh reality of homelessness remains the same for many of Portland Rescue Mission’s guests at our Burnside Shelter. Being homeless on the streets of Portland is hard, and regardless of whether it’s summertime or not, life doesn’t get any easier. Beyond us offering hope and resources to our…

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