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Finding Community & Leaving Homelessness Behind

The Isolation of Homelessness Death and Looking for New Life Leaving Homelessness Behind Stronger Together

44 January 18th, 2020 0
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Heatwave Hits the Northwest: Extreme Conditions for People Living Homeless

The National Weather Service posted an excessive heat warning for northwest Oregon earlier this week. Today, highs are reaching 105 degrees Fahrenheit. During extreme heat, men, women and children facing homelessness are even more vulnerable as they navigate the temperature. “The effect of this extreme heat is comparable to when we have the most severe…

8 August 3rd, 2017 0
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4 Steps to A Restored Life: The New Life Program

Most people know that Portland Rescue Mission gives hope to thousands of people in crisis by providing free hot meals, safe shelter, showers, clothing, mail service, 24/7 restrooms and chapel services. But that’s just the beginning! Hundreds of lives are transformed in our free residential New Life Ministries at The Harbor for men and at…

14 July 19th, 2017 0
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Season of HOPE: Summer at Portland Rescue Mission

Being homeless in the summer is no vacation. For people living on the streets, life is a constant threat of dehydration, heat stroke, hunger, sickness and violence. There’s no rest, only survival. There’s little dignity, only despair. Thanks to generous supporters like you, we have a chance to meet these urgent needs and give hope…

14 July 12th, 2017 0
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Freedom From Fear: Marianne’s Jubilee Story

For Marianne, the nighttime was especially difficult.   “I felt lost, confused. I didn’t have much energy or desire to try to stop using drugs. I was in an unhealthy relationship. I was distant from my family. I didn’t have any hope. I didn’t really see myself being able to be a normal person.”  …

15 July 5th, 2017 0
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Made Whole – Maureen’s Jubilee Story

  Maureen felt lost in her addiction. “I had legal issues, lost my job, had no way to support myself, and was nearly homeless,” she remembers.   “I got involved in bad relationships that were abusive physically, emotionally, mentally, financially, and spiritually. I was looking for love in all the wrong places.”   Then she…

13 June 30th, 2017 0
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Join the Community In Raising The Roof at Burnside

Few of us know what it feels like to sleep outside in the rain, the cold and sometimes even the snow. Don knows exactly what that feels like. “I’ll never forget the first night out on the street that I was homeless. I had just cardboard that I pulled up around me and made a little…

12 June 14th, 2017 0
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LETTERS FROM LIBBY: Sharing the love of God, one handwritten story at a time.

At the beginning of May, I spent the day at the Burnside shelter, celebrating our guests.  It was our annual Birthday Party for the Homeless. The dining hall was decorated in bright colors, and every guest was receiving cards. Near the end of the evening, a guest looked up from their birthday card and asked,…

15 June 2nd, 2017 2
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SUMMER OF MISSION BAR-B-QUE

Sunshine, graduation parties, outdoor picnics–– We are feeling summer’s presence, even though summer solstice is still a few weeks away. When you host your party, reunion or open house this summer we are here to help make it awesome! Have Mission Bar-B-Que cater your next event. We’ll save you some work and deliver a meal…

11 June 1st, 2017 0
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8-Year-Old Asks for Gifts for Those in Need for His Birthday

“I didn’t know we’d have this much,” said 8-year-old Evan, looking around at the gifts that his friends brought for his birthday. For his birthday party, held outside at a local park, Evan asked friends to bring gifts of towels, socks and blankets for men and women facing homelessness. “It looks like everyone read the…

12 May 24th, 2017 0
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