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Portland Rescue Mission celebrates annual Birthday Party for the Homeless

Regardless of what else might have been going on May 11 anywhere else in Portland, from 2 p.m. through dinner at the Burnside Shelter, it was a time of celebration and joy for everyone who visited the Guest Care Center. Portland Rescue Mission staff members, volunteers and guests all gathered together in one place to…

87 May 13th, 2015 0
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Homeless women known at Burnside Shelter’s ‘Friday Flicks’

At Portland Rescue Mission, our Hope Ministries are about more than just meals, bathrooms and showers. Although all of those services are vital at the Burnside Shelter, they are only a part of the journey to a better future for our guests. Another way the staff and the women in Connect partake in that journey…

72 May 5th, 2015 0
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Burnside Shelter improvements underway, including wheelchair ramp

If there is one thing that is abundantly clear at the Burnside Shelter, it is this: we strive to help people who are hurting by meeting them at their point of need. It’s the ethos of Hope Ministries. It’s also the very essence behind all of the improvements currently being made at the Burnside Shelter.…

68 April 29th, 2015 0
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Connect men give back to community, clean up Old Town Chinatown

While Portland Rescue Mission is in the “business” of giving hope and restoring life, a common theme of the people we serve is giving back. And for the 36 men currently participating in Connect at the Burnside Shelter, that is exactly what they recently spent their Saturday doing. Twice a year, the Old Town Chinatown…

83 April 28th, 2015 0
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Connect at Burnside Shelter in need of larger clothes

Clean clothing can be hard to come by for a homeless man or woman. The loss of dignity hurts, but the lack of clothing also makes it that much harder to get a job. One of the gifts we are able to give to the men and women who join New Life Ministries or Connect…

78 April 14th, 2015 0
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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…

87 March 30th, 2015 1
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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…

85 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…

78 March 24th, 2015 0
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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,…

85 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…

84 March 3rd, 2015 0
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