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How do you help a panhandler in Portland? Meet Rhea

Rhea’s been “flying a sign” for two years in east Portland. “I hadn’t done it in a long time,” she says. “I didn’t think I’d ever have to do it again, ya know?” Some people’s signs tell lies to gain sympathy, but Rhea can’t make herself do that. “I just have to be honest about…

9 July 1st, 2015 0
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How do you help a panhandler in Portland? Meet Shane

“When I first lost my job, I still had my van,” says Shane. “I would drive to Washington and collect cans. I could make $100 a day.” But when Shane’s van broke down, he couldn’t afford to fix it. He lost his ability to recycle for an income. Panhandling seemed like his best option. That…

16 July 1st, 2015 0
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Start summer off with a new job at Portland Rescue Mission

With school over and summer in full swing, you might be in job search-mode. And if so, did you know Portland Rescue Mission is currently hiring? We have positions open at our three main facilities. We are actively looking to hire people who are passionate about helping hurting men, women and children who are homeless…

15 June 19th, 2015 0
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Portland Rescue Mission selected to bring ‘Real Change’ to city

Now that summer has arrived and the temperature is heating up, many people are outside enjoying the City of Roses. Summer also provides more opportunities to engage with the increase in men, women and children who are hurting, homeless and on the streets. In response, Downtown Clean and Safe has officially kicked off their “Real…

15 June 18th, 2015 0
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Report: Homelessness numbers in Portland virtually the same as in 2013

Multnomah County recently released the 2015 “Point-in-Time” report: a bi-annual count of homeless men, women and children in Portland/Multnomah County on any given night. Two changes are from the last report done in 2013 show a slight shift. The first is a drop in homeless individuals in the Portland/Multnomah County area to around 3,800 from…

11 June 7th, 2015 0
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Help stock Portland Rescue Mission: Top needed items

At Portland Rescue Mission, we are 100 percent funded by our compassionate and generous donors. This means, thanks to you, we are able to give hope and restore life to the hurting homeless men, women and children who seek out help and direction in our Hope Ministries, Pathway Ministries and New Life Ministries. This also…

7 June 4th, 2015 2
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Portland Rescue Mission’s vignettes of hope (from the archives)

Men, women and children trapped in brokenness are being set free every day at Portland Rescue Mission. Watching God heal people through forgiveness and leaving the past behind is so inspiring to us. We love sharing these stories, especially through video, so you can meet the people you give hope to when you support the…

9 June 3rd, 2015 2
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Homelessness by the numbers and Portland Rescue Mission’s response

At Portland Rescue Mission, our ultimate goal is to give hope and restore life to people who are homeless, addicted and in need of a helping hand. We are here to serve, and we want to get our services to as many people as possible who will benefit from them. It’s why we have three…

16 May 29th, 2015 2
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In Service at Shepherd’s Door, Tiffany sees herself in Connect women

Our New Life Ministries are life changing. For the men and women who dedicate themselves to breaking the chains of homelessness and addiction, the results speak for themselves. And for those who commit to an additional year of Service, this goes twofold – especially for Tiffany. Nearing the end of her year in Service job-training program, Tiffany…

8 May 27th, 2015 0
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Bill Schonely invites you to Portland Rescue Mission benefit concert

Do you have plans for June 6 at 7:30 p.m.? Portland Rescue Mission, Lake Grove Presbyterian Church (LGPC) and Bill Schonely invite you to attend “Unfailing Grace.” As noted in the video above, the iconic “Mayor of Rip City” is a member of LGPC’s 90-voice Sanctuary Choir. On Saturday evening of June 6, the choir will host a benefit…

12 May 22nd, 2015 0
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