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Come to our Birthday Party on May 10th!

Portland Rescue Mission exists to give hope 24/7 days a week, 365 days a year to everyone who walks through our doors. But on one day in particular we have a little extra fun! At our annual Birthday Party for the Homeless, many of our guests will have their birthday celebrated for the first time…

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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.…

106 October 31st, 2016 0
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Give relief from the heat to Portland’s homeless

The heat is on for Portland’s growing homeless community… Already this summer, we’ve been scorched by some long stretches of very hot days. Sweltering heat hits hard for men, women and children already struggling without food and shelter. Not just the literal heat that comes with the rising summertime temperatures here in the Rose City,…

87 August 4th, 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…

85 July 15th, 2016 1
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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…

95 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…

102 June 24th, 2016 0
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Kyle Earlywine’s ‘whimsical’ journey to volunteer at Portland Rescue Mission

Stop by the Burnside Shelter on a Wednesday evening and you might run into Kyle Earlywine. Volunteering in the Guest Relations Office each week, Kyle greets everyone with a kind smile and an eagerness to see each guest facing homelessness get the help they need. Sometimes it’s answering a call and reassuring someone in distress.…

88 June 14th, 2016 0
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Shari’s Cafe and Pies brings dessert by the van-load to Birthday Party for the Homeless

A birthday party is never complete without dessert. And as part of Portland Rescue Mission’s 8th annual Birthday Party for the Homeless, that dessert came in the form of a van-load of cream pies from Shari’s Cafe and Pies. But the generosity didn’t end with dessert. Marketing Manager Carrie Henderson decided she didn’t want to…

96 May 20th, 2016 0
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Portland Rescue Mission throws a ‘Birthday Party for the Homeless,’ and it’s a blast

With Shari’s Pies aplenty, karaoke music blaring, friendly conversation bubbling and a whole lot of fun and camaraderie, Portland Rescue Mission threw a “Birthday Party for the Homeless” at our Burnside Shelter. And by all accounts, it was a resounding success. For far too many people in Portland and the surrounding areas, homelessness is a…

84 May 16th, 2016 0
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Don’t grill yourself, cater with Mission Bar-B-Que (5 excuses to give)

With the sun shining (along with record-setting April heat) and the smell of May flowers in the air, chances are that grilling might be on your mind. And if that’s the case, let us help you make those thoughts become a reality with Mission Bar-B-Que. For those of you that may not be familiar with…

72 April 19th, 2016 1
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