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Restored hope, restored relationships at Portland Rescue Mission: ‘Glimmers’

Our staff regularly share with one another amazing stories of how our men and women find hope and a restored life. Around Portland Rescue Mission, we call these stories “Glimmers.” Here’s a couple recent Glimmers from The Harbor and Shepherd’s Door. Repairs God knows how to repair broken relationships. John, a participant in our New…

27 May 2nd, 2016 0
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Shepherd’s Door showed Brianne life is worth living (Matching Gift Challenge)

Twice the meals. Twice the care. Twice the HOPE! Thanks to your support, hundreds of hurting people are touched by Portland Rescue Mission every day – men, women and children who look to us for help in desperate times. You help provide the essentials of life – hot meals, safe shelter, friendship and the first…

20 April 28th, 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…

18 April 19th, 2016 1
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Nicholas finds victory through baptism at The Harbor, Wi-Ne-Ma Camp

Nicholas came out of the water feeling victorious. After thinking long and hard about who he is now, where he’s at in his journey and who he wants to be in the future, he made the decision: He was going to get baptized at Wi-Ne-Ma Camp. Life at The Harbor, our New Life Ministry for…

25 March 31st, 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…

34 March 29th, 2016 0
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Patrick’s journey at The Harbor hits new heights with baptism

Seven and a half months ago, before he ever walked through the doors at The Harbor, Patrick was an agnostic. For years, Patrick struggled with the idea of God. It was a confusing concept. For all that Patrick knew and learned throughout his life, he simply couldn’t define who God is. “Before I came to The…

21 March 25th, 2016 0
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Eric chooses life, finds what he needed and wanted at The Harbor

Eric held a steady job most of his life. His life wasn’t perfect, but he was getting by. He certainly never expected to be homeless. Addiction crept over Eric slowly, a seemingly harmless habit that snaked its tendrils deep into his heart. By the time he noticed, the grip was too tight to escape on…

31 March 23rd, 2016 0
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No hopeless men and women at Portland Rescue Mission

A note from Eric Bauer (Executive Director of Portland Rescue Mission) … God can do the impossible. But it is hard for us to believe that without seeing it first. Even Jesus’ most faithful followers abandoned hope when he was brutally killed. It didn’t matter that he had explained it all before, that he would…

25 March 22nd, 2016 0
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‘Nurturing with food,’ how one volunteer loves Shepherd’s Door

It was a serendipitous visit. Stephanie Whittle came to Shepherd’s Door to donate a guitar. Little did she know that day would be the beginning of many visits. “I ended up here. I dropped off the guitar and I just stayed,” she said with a smile. “I fell in love with it.” Stephanie’s forte is…

26 March 9th, 2016 0
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Xavier finds hope at The Harbor after 20 years homeless

Xavier never dreamed that he’d end up homeless. But at age 13, life on the streets seemed easier than enduring more abuse at home. “It was scary, because you never know where your next meal’s going to come from. It was hunger pains. Not having clean clothes. It felt like hopelessness.” Along with the pain…

18 March 3rd, 2016 0
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