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Once completely afraid, Christina rediscovers anchor, love for service at Shepherd’s Door

When Christina first came to Shepherd’s Door, she was paranoid. From the day she stepped into the facility, she was afraid of everyone, and she found every day to be absolutely terrifying as a result. “Before I came here, I was caught up in a life of addiction and alcoholism,” she said. “There were so many…

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Consumed by vengeance no more, Julie finds family at Shepherd’s Door

Julie minced no words as she kicked off her time on the stage in the courtyard at Shepherd’s Door, “There is really no one here that thought I was going to get here today,” she said. “I came in a Tasmanian Devil.” Julie explained how, before coming to Shepherd’s Door, she was consumed with anger and…

86 August 17th, 2015 0
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Brianne discovers her true identity at Shepherd’s Door

Brianne completely lost grip of her identity. After spending years finding her identity in “how many drugs I could supply,” life looked dreary and completely void of any remnant of hope. “I was going to give up my children and jump off a freeway,” Brianne told the crowd at Shepherd’s Door. “God moved mountains into…

106 August 14th, 2015 1
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Rachelle escapes past, becomes ‘new creation’ at Shepherd’s Door

Two years ago, Rachelle had no idea what sobriety meant. Drinking since she was eight years old, Rachelle had always found herself a slave to some sort of substance. It was an endless cycle of pain, drugs, hopelessness, and more. There was no escape. No escape, that is, until she walked through the doors at Shepherd’s…

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Elizabeth overcomes paralyzing grief, hopelessness at Shepherd’s Door

Completely grief-stricken and utterly broken, Elizabeth came to Shepherd’s Door after the pain of losing her husband became too much. Living life and trying to function in a healthy way became virtually impossible. Elizabeth had reached a breaking point, and the rabbit hole she tried to keep so hard from falling down was no longer avoidable.…

102 August 11th, 2015 0
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Lots of love shared at the Children’s Ministry Center of Shepherd’s Door

At Shepherd’s Door, recovery affects more than just the women in our New Life Ministry, recovery is also about their children. For the kids who enter the Children’s Ministry Center (CMC), their past comes with them. And, though it is difficult to overcome the past trauma many of the kids have experienced, Portland Rescue Mission staff and volunteers…

83 August 5th, 2015 0
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Dwight talks faith, direction and Mission Bar-B-Que with The Oregonian

Mission Bar-B-Que is not only the “best bar-b-que … in the northwest,” as described by two bar-b-que super fans from the south, it represents an entirely new enterprise for Portland Rescue Mission. And for Dwight, a former New Life Ministries graduate from The Harbor, it has also provided yet another life changing opportunity. After completing…

92 July 29th, 2015 0
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See lives transformed, join Portland Rescue Mission as a monthly supporter

Our dedicated staff and volunteers at Portland Rescue Mission love pouring out their hearts to serve men, women and children in need – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Each year, at the Burnside Shelter, we serve over 330,000 nutritious meals and offer over 80,000 safe nights of shelter, as well as other…

82 July 23rd, 2015 0
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Join Portland Rescue Mission in giving hope, restoring life (job openings)

It’s summertime at Portland Rescue Mission, and while many people are slowing down and enjoying vacation, our dedicated staff and compassionate volunteers continue to help men, women and children overcome homelessness and addiction–loving every minute of it. Our Hope, Pathway and New Life Ministries are firing on all cylinders, and we are looking for new…

93 July 17th, 2015 0
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Portland Rescue Mission overnight staff serves as ‘light’ and ‘shield’

The night hours are some of the hardest for an addict. And at Portland Rescue Mission, our Night Ministry team sees this firsthand. Serving as both a light and a shield, Night Ministry faithfully intercedes as they provide a safe presence for the men and women in desperate need for shelter and healing. At both…

87 July 15th, 2015 4
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