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Connect participant: ‘Portland Rescue Mission saved my life’

“Portland Rescue Mission pretty much saved my life,” said Cornell. This summer marks a year since he became homeless. “Every day that I woke up, I kept telling myself that ‘if you slept in the rain last night, and you survived sleeping in a wet sleeping bag, then obviously there is something out there for…

5 July 21st, 2016 0
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Stories of hope from around Portland Rescue Mission

Portland Rescue Mission’s staff regularly share what we call “Glimmers of Hope,” stories of transformation and hope about the men, women and children we serve at the Mission. We want you to hear these stories too! Because of friends like you, we are able to give hope and restore life. Because of you, there are…

17 March 18th, 2016 0
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In Service at Shepherd’s Door, Tiffany sees herself in Connect women

Our New Life Ministries are life changing. For the men and women who dedicate themselves to breaking the chains of homelessness and addiction, the results speak for themselves. And for those who commit to an additional year of Service, this goes twofold – especially for Tiffany. Nearing the end of her year in Service job-training program, Tiffany…

7 May 27th, 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…

9 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…

7 April 14th, 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…

13 February 5th, 2015 0
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Echoes of hope at Connect, Shepherd’s Door

When it comes to safe places for women and children who are homeless, options are limited. The streets of Portland can be dangerous. But amidst the unrelenting stress and insecurity that comes with living on the street, there are opportunities out there for a second chance. At Portland Rescue Mission, we see these stories regularly…

12 January 25th, 2015 0
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