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Joanne Jackson spreading the joy of gardening at Shepherd’s Door

For 38 years, Joanne Jackson spent her working hours as an Infection Prevention Nurse at Providence Portland.“It was a very enjoyable job, but it started to become too much for me to cope with,” Joanne said. It was time to retire. Fortunately for Portland Rescue Mission’s New Life Ministry at Shepherd’s Door, Joanne wasn’t about…

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Shepherd’s Door women experience ‘breakthroughs’ at 5Rock Ranch

Overcoming addiction and abuse can be emotionally and mentally draining for the women in our yearlong New Life Ministries Recovery Program. One way to encourage our women and children and offer space for further healing is to pack everyone up and take them on a retreat! Thanks to the hospitality of 5Rock Ranch, 41 women…

75 April 7th, 2015 2
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Dennis’ 7 Dees brings life to Shepherd’s Door garden

Gardening and addiction recovery have a lot in common. The process is slow. It requires a great deal of tender care and hard work. Hard ground must be broken up. Weeds that choke growth have to be pulled. New growth is fragile, but strengthens when nurtured. Over time, something healthy, strong and beautiful emerges.  …

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Isolated no more, Kelcey found meaning at The Harbor

Kelcey wanted a friend. He’d do just about anything to fit in to be accepted and known. “I thought alcohol would help me be this nice guy, that it was going to help me relate to people,” says Kelcey. He’d invite people over to his house or to a bar, hoping they’d chat all night…

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Growing Roots, growing family at Shepherd’s Door

Travis Vice was ready to be challenged. After serving as a local pastor for some time, he was commissioned to start a new church in the Parkrose neighborhood. Travis jumped at the chance to bring his passion to life – developing a supportive community of Christ-followers focused on bringing healing to hurting people. “I had…

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John Dominguez’s ‘Story of Hope’ still strong, 10 years later

Ten years ago, John Dominguez was completely lost. He had just spent 20 years in a deep haze of drug and alcohol addiction, and it had slowly taken everything from him. At age 21, and in the middle of his military service, John started losing everyone that was close to him. His mother died. His…

82 March 26th, 2015 0
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Finding ‘glimmers’ of movement at Portland Rescue Mission

Portland Rescue Mission is about two things: giving hope and restoring life. For many of us that work here at the Mission, that comes in the form of what we refer to as “glimmer reports.” Simply put, “glimmer reports” are from those in our ministry who are in the trenches and working everyday with the…

75 March 23rd, 2015 0
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Be the change, work for Portland Rescue Mission (job openings)

Have you been thinking about a job change recently? Are you a student looking an internship? If so, opportunities abound here at Portland Rescue Mission. We are actively searching for passionate people to work in a transformational faith-based environment where lives are being changed. Portland Rescue Mission is broken into three main areas: Hope Ministries,…

83 March 20th, 2015 0
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Give hope, restore life this summer; intern with New Life Ministries

Summer isn’t all that far away, and that means if you are a student, you might be looking for an internship. So, if you’re looking for a life-changing experience, spend the summer as an intern with Portland Rescue Mission in our New Life Ministries at either Shepherd’s Door or The Harbor. Both facilities are located…

73 March 17th, 2015 0
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My PDX Carpet chooses Portland Rescue Mission as one of its charities

If you have yet to catch wind of the social media phenomenon that is the PDX carpet, you are in luck. Pieces of the well-loved iconic carpet will soon be up for sale. My PDX Carpet, a collaboration between Nagl Floor Covering and Yeobo Design, has won a bid to sell some of Portland International…

87 March 16th, 2015 2
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