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SAFE AT LAST THIS MOTHER’S DAY

Life on the streets is dangerous for a woman. If a mother becomes homeless, she’s likely to lose custody of her children. A woman alone on the streets is almost certain to be victimized within the first few days. “Its hard out here on the streets. It’s scary. I’ve put my life in danger, sleeping…

111 May 9th, 2017 0
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Angels Among Us

The motto and heartbeat of Melody’s Angels is, “Stay humble, be kind, and spread love.” Melody is a long time friend of Portland Rescue Mission, and more importantly, a friend to those we serve. You’ll find her serving a Sunday meal each month with a smile, greeting every guest at the Burnside Shelter. And she…

98 February 8th, 2017 0
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“Eat Good. Do Good.” Come to a free Mission Bar-B-Que tasting!

Not quite a year and a half old, Mission Bar-B-Que is off to an amazing start. “We’ve taken a business from the ground level and made it into something that is on the cusp of exploding,” said Dave Whiting, Social Enterprise Manager at Portland Rescue Mission. Mission Bar-B-Que is a catering business that offers competition…

88 August 26th, 2016 0
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How does it feel to be homeless in Portland?

It started to rain. A small tree above me, branches spread wide, helped to slow down the soaking that had already begun as cold water covered my blue sleeping bag. I didn’t care. Inside was warm and dry and I wanted to enjoy this moment of rest. Now I knew. I knew how valuable a…

78 July 15th, 2016 1
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