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The Path to Homelessness May Not Be What You Think

The path to homelessness is complex. Beth’s story reminds us that life can take a dramatic turn that ends in homelessness and fear. Portland Rescue Mission is ready to give hope.

41 August 12th, 2019 0
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TALES FROM THE LIGHTHOUSE: A Peak Inside the Burnside Shelter

This is a season of remembering and giving thanks. One of our favorite ways to stop and celebrate at the Mission is by sharing “Glimmers”- short stories of hope that each of us encounter. Below are a collection of our recent favorites from the Burnside Shelter, shared by director Tim, and Guest Care Manager, Andrew.…

17 October 31st, 2016 0
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Art helped Stewart find a new life at Portland Rescue Mission

Six months ago, Stewart was homeless, lost and hurting. He came to our Burnside Shelter for meals and was grateful for everything the Mission provided – restrooms, shelter, socks, toiletries and mail service. But he didn’t expect an art class. Every Thursday afternoon, our Guest Care Center offers an open workshop with free art supplies…

14 June 29th, 2016 0
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Help love and support the women in our Connect program (job openings)

If you have a genuine compassion for people in need and you’re seeking a job you can be passionate about, then you’re the perfect candidate to join the team at Portland Rescue Mission as the Women’s Connect Night Associate! Connect is our three-month program that’s designed to help both men and women transition quickly from…

15 June 24th, 2016 0
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Support women and children at Shepherd’s Door through advocacy (job openings)

At Portland Rescue Mission, one of the greatest joys we get to experience is watching women suffering from homelessness and addiction transform their lives into something new and beautiful at Shepherd’s Door. It’s one of the most exciting and inspiring things that happen at the Mission. And as a staff member at Shepherd’s Door, you…

12 May 27th, 2016 2
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Impact the lives of women and children at Portland Rescue Mission (job openings)

Women and children are the fastest growing demographic when it comes to people experiencing homelessness in the Portland area. They are also the most vulnerable demographic when it comes to life on the streets. That is why at Portland Rescue Mission we spend so much time and resources to give hope and restore life for…

10 April 26th, 2016 0
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Gary lost his house, finds much more at Portland Rescue Mission

Gary lost his house. After numerous battles with the banks and an array of other struggles with the courts, he was evicted and forced to leave his home behind. Any hope of straightening out his living situation was gone. In a matter of days, Gary was homeless and facing a new reality: survival. Gary’s experience with the…

12 April 15th, 2016 0
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Join Circle of Friends at Portland Rescue Mission, transform lives

Giving hope and restoring life … it’s what we do at Portland Rescue Mission. And it’s made possible by our very special Circle of Friends. Circle of Friends are monthly supporters of Portland Rescue Mission. They serve as the foundation for the work we do in our New Life Ministries at The Harbor (for men)…

8 April 11th, 2016 0
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Tired and alone, Portland Rescue Mission helped Casey recover his life

A strong meth and alcohol addiction robbed Casey of everything. He walked the streets of downtown Portland feeling lost and alone. And then he found the Burnside Shelter. Casey recently wrote us about his story, expressing gratitude for how we were there for him. “After continuously self-sabotaging my life and making a bad situation worse,…

15 April 6th, 2016 0
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Be a champion for homeless men, women (current job openings at Portland Rescue Mission)

Are you a champion for men, women and children suffering from homelessness and addiction? Do you want to give hope and restore life on a daily basis? If so, look no further than a career at Portland Rescue Mission. Here at the Mission, we have the pleasure of serving many individuals who are actively looking…

15 March 29th, 2016 0
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