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At The Intersection of Mental Illness and Homelessness

What causes homelessness? Is it mental illness or drug abuse or early childhood trauma? The answer is yes, yes, and yes. And everything all at once. As Audrey, one of our Shepherd’s Door participants will tell you: “When you don’t feel hopeful and you don’t feel safe, those become reasons to use.” According to the…

99 June 15th, 2022
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Portland Rescue Mission Personal Perspective: Sandy Pannell

  My name is Sandy Pannell. I have been serving at Shepherds Door with women from my church, First Orthodox Presbyterian Church, since 2011.

47 May 15th, 2022
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Portland Rescue Mission is Open for Business

Portland Rescue Mission opens their Burnside Shelter dining room doors to the public for the first time in over two years.

89 April 29th, 2022
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Fred Meyer: Working Together Makes a Difference

“I want to do something to help, but I just have no idea what to do!”

95 April 25th, 2022
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Portland Rescue Mission Personal Perspective: Eva Calcagno

My name is Eva Calcagno and I’ve been volunteering to plan, cook, and serve dinners at Shepherd’s Door for four years. I work with a team of people from St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Southwest Portland. We started serving at the Burnside Mission once a month and then added Shepherd’s Door. We cooked 6 times…

102 April 19th, 2022
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I Am Known by Name

Mary’s Sorrow Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot. They asked her, “Woman, why are you crying?” “They have taken my Lord…

94 April 15th, 2022
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My Portland Rescue Mission Work Story

by Leah Hay, Grant Writer, and Business Partnership Specialist:

95 January 26th, 2022
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Out of Isolation

At first being homeless didn’t really bother me, I had friends and a lot of places to go.But when I became addicted to drugs, was on the street in a new town . . . I was so scared and alone. . . on the street, you can’t trust anyone. Christina, a graduate of Shepherd’s…

67 July 28th, 2021
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Burnside Blanket Drive

Tis the season of joy and generosity! As the days grow colder, the need for warm clothing and blankets grows at our Burnside shelter. Thanks to champions of the Mission like Oak Hills Presbyterian Church, we are able to continue offering blankets, coats and socks to men and women in need of extra warmth. Our…

38 December 11th, 2017 0
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Holiday Volunteering at Portland Rescue Mission in 2017

We know Last week was Halloween and the leaves are as beautiful as ever but, believe it or not, Christmas is 7 weeks away! The holidays are some of the busiest and most joyful times here at Portland Rescue Mission. Did you know that 54% of our annual support comes in at this time? Donations…

37 November 7th, 2017 0
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