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SAFE AT LAST THIS MOTHER’S DAY

Life on the streets is dangerous for a woman. If a mother becomes homeless, she’s likely to lose custody of her children. A woman alone on the streets is almost certain to be victimized within the first few days. “Its hard out here on the streets. It’s scary. I’ve put my life in danger, sleeping…

10 May 9th, 2017 0
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SAFE AT LAST: Provide Safety for Women and Children

  Women and children are the fastest growing segment of the homeless population. In addition to those already on the street, thousands are “couch-surfing” and considered just one step away from homelessness. “Its hard out here on the streets. Its scary. I’ve put my life in danger, sleeping under the bridge where there’s nobody there…

6 May 3rd, 2017 0
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AT THE HEART OF IT ALL -Our Annual Report Video

Almost 70 years after John Van Diest, our founder, served home-cooked soup to hungry people facing hard times, Portland Rescue Mission holds true to that first vision. Begin by meeting people’s most urgent needs. Show them that they matter, that they are loved by God. They are not alone. Then, as hope emerges in their…

10 April 7th, 2017 0
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Come to our Birthday Party on May 10th!

Portland Rescue Mission exists to give hope 24/7 days a week, 365 days a year to everyone who walks through our doors. But on one day in particular we have a little extra fun! At our annual Birthday Party for the Homeless, many of our guests will have their birthday celebrated for the first time…

9 March 31st, 2017 0
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4 REASONS YOU SHOULD “LIKE” MISSION BAR-B-QUE

We know you like Mission Bar-B-Que. “I like that you get it really fast. I like that they have it already made, its hot, it comes right out. So if you are on a short lunch hour you get it really fast you don’t have to wait for it and its just wonderful. It is…

9 March 28th, 2017 0
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Choosing Life | Running the Race of Recovery

It was raining hard. Drops hitting her face, muscles aching, Marianne thought to herself, “I can’t do this. I don’t want to keep running.” She stopped, her tears mixing with the rain. The commitment to run and to persevere at something goes much deeper than training for a 13-mile race, these women are in the…

6 March 24th, 2017 0
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Connection – The Opposite of Addiction

I heard a speaker recently who succinctly captured a deep truth behind much of what we do here at Portland Rescue Mission. “The opposite of addiction is not sobriety. The opposite of addiction is connection.”   There are many reasons a person might become homeless. But relational isolation is experienced by all, especially if addictions…

8 March 21st, 2017 0
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Easter on the streets for many homeless: How you can help

Easter is such a powerful reminder of God’s power to bring life out of death, hope out of despair. Many of us will spend this Easter celebrating with friends and family, making memories and enjoying good food together. But there’s a growing crowd of men, women and children who are left out… literally. Cold weather…

11 March 14th, 2017 0
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Join our Marketing Team | Tell the Stories of the Homeless

  You are passionate about seeing the hurting find hope. You are a problem solver. You enjoy social media trends and analytics. You love writing… And that’s what makes you a great candidate for the position of Digital Marketing Specialist at Portland Rescue Mission! You will expand the message and ministry of Portland Rescue Mission…

10 March 9th, 2017 0
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Trusting Again- A Personal Recovery Story

  Recovery is a journey, and one that takes time—A journey in trusting again, in surrendering, in persevering. Each man and woman in our New Life Recovery program will probably tell you that the journey isn’t easy, but so worth it––worth becoming the new person they are today. Leslie* shared this letter recently with the…

6 March 7th, 2017 0
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