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After ‘dying,’ Christine lives again at Shepherd’s Door

The fact that Christine is here today is nothing short of a miracle. “I’ve struggled with drug abuse and alcoholism most of my life along with the destruction that comes with that,” she said. “Jails, hospitals, psych wards, all of that. I’ve been suicidal most of my life.” But the pain Christine was feeling was…

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Kat’s love for plants realized in herself at Shepherd’s Door

Kat loves plants. In fact, she’s downright passionate about them. But there’s a flipside to that affection: Kat loathes fake plants – something she emanates to everyone around her. “Since Kat came in to Shepherd’s Door, she’s always been so authentic and real,” said Julia Richmond, a Growth Leader at the New Life Ministry for…

73 February 2nd, 2016 0
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Working for something greater at Portland Rescue Mission (current job openings)

There are so many great reasons to come to work at Portland Rescue Mission. You love to see hungry people fed. You love to see lives restored. You love to witness true growth and transformation. You love the Lord and want to be a part of the amazing work that He’s doing every day in…

91 January 23rd, 2016 0
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Transform lives at Portland Rescue Mission, one month at a time

One day at a time. One week at a time. One month at a time. One life at a time. Thanks to the consistency of friends like you, that’s how the lives of  men, women and children suffering from homelessness and addiction are being transformed at Portland Rescue Mission. Since we don’t receive government funds, it is only because…

76 January 21st, 2016 0
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Then and now: Melissa sees life through a different lens at Shepherd’s Door

Meet Melissa, who just one year ago walked through the doors of Shepherd’s Door. We asked her to take a look at her badges and think for a moment about then versus now. How has she changed? What’s different about her spirit and her outlook on life? Here’s what she said … (She looks at…

78 January 15th, 2016 0
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Homelessness in Portland, beyond: Videos that make you think

A story is a powerful thing. Everyone who walks through the yellow door of our Burnside Shelter comes with a story of how they got there. We hear of loss, struggle, sickness, hunger and addiction. But, in time, those stories can grow into testimonies of hope, strength and restoration. It takes time, food, shelter, prayer…

72 January 13th, 2016 0
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Teen accepts challenge to clean out closet, gives proceeds to Shepherd’s Door

At only 15 years old, Delana’s life took a surprise detour recently at a youth conference with Village Baptist Church. As her fellow students each pulled a card that challenged them to do something “out-of-the-box” for God, Delana’s card took it to the next level. She was to simplify her life by selling all but…

81 January 6th, 2016 2
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Empty no more, Vivian finds the love she longed for at Shepherd’s Door

“Persimmon cookies,” says Vivian. “That’s what I remember most.” The warm, sweet smell of freshly baked cookies always filled young Vivian’s heart with such comfort. When her mom baked, the house seemed less empty, her mother less sad and distant. “My dad died when I was very young. My mom never remarried,” says Vivian. “I…

82 January 5th, 2016 0
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Gift of interruption reaps unexpected blessings at Portland Rescue Mission

A note from Eric Bauer (Executive Director of Portland Rescue Mission) … After a decade-long fulfilling career as an engineer in technology development, God interrupted my life with a call to serve people suffering on the margins of society. I never saw this coming nor understood where it would lead. But I knew it was…

85 January 5th, 2016 0
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2015 at Portland Rescue Mission: More meals, more shelter, more transformation

Thanks to YOU, 2015 has been a banner year for Portland Rescue Mission. Your generosity in action has made it possible for us to serve more men, women and children than ever before. Without your compassion and kindness, our accomplishments over the last year would not have been possible. Every gift you give before the…

86 December 30th, 2015 3
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