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Help train New Life Ministries residents for Helvetia Half Marathon

Not all that long ago, Hunter Quinton’s life changed forever. (Watch Hunter’s Story of Hope). As one of the first graduates of our New Life Ministry at The Harbor since it moved into its new facility back in 2013, he discovered transformation comes in multiple facets. He trained for and completed a half-marathon with Up…

72 February 24th, 2015 0
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‘Wow’ moments at Portland Rescue Mission (and current job openings)

When you work at an organization like Portland Rescue Mission, “wow” moments are regularly sprinkled throughout the work week. In a place where lives are being transformed regularly, our staff has the opportunity to hear those stories from guests as well as see those themselves. See some of the recent reports from staff below and…

81 February 21st, 2015 0
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Shepherd’s Door women give back, serve faithfully at Burnside Shelter

Blessings come in all shapes and sizes, and while it’s one blessing to be able to help someone find hope by getting them off the street, it’s even more so when you start to see those same people giving back. At Shepherd’s Door, this is exactly what has been happening with some of the ladies who…

80 February 12th, 2015 0
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Christine Ourada loves ‘rubbing shoulders with Jesus’ as Shepherd’s Door Director

For many people, one of their greatest desires and yet biggest disappointments is a complete lack of meaningful work. Not so for Christine Ourada, Director of Women and Children’s Ministries for Portland Rescue Mission. Take a tour with her at Shepherd’s Door, listen to her talk at Jubilee (the women’s New Life Ministry graduation ceremony), or simply sit down and chat with…

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Portland Rescue Mission, The Oregonian discuss ‘homeless crisis’

In case you missed it, our Public Relations Specialist Alexa Mason recently sat down with The Oregonian’s Anna Griffin to talk about Portland’s homeless crisis, an eight-week series the newspaper is working on. During Wednesday’s live chat, Mason spent some time answering reader’s questions about how we can help homeless men and women, and what…

72 January 31st, 2015 0
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Five women transformed forever at Shepherd’s Door, celebrate Jubilee

Celebration. Excitement. Anticipation. Transformation. These are all words and feelings that came emanating out of the Jubilee celebration at Shepherd’s Door. Five women had not only finished the 12-month New Life Ministry, they were radically changed as a result. In front of a room overflowing with family and friends, these five women were able to…

78 January 28th, 2015 0
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Echoes of hope at Connect, Shepherd’s Door

When it comes to safe places for women and children who are homeless, options are limited. The streets of Portland can be dangerous. But amidst the unrelenting stress and insecurity that comes with living on the street, there are opportunities out there for a second chance. At Portland Rescue Mission, we see these stories regularly…

81 January 25th, 2015 0
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Do something meaningful, work for Portland Rescue Mission

Are you looking for a new opportunity to do something that truly matters? Do you desire to play a vital role in helping end homelessness, hunger and addiction right here in the Portland community? If so, Portland Rescue Mission is actively hiring and looking for numerous positions to be filled throughout the organization. We have…

78 January 24th, 2015 0
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Shepherd’s Door allowed Rachelle to stop running away, ‘let go and let God’

Meet Rachelle. There was a time when she had no hope and spent much of her time running away. Running away from hope and any sort of real direction in her life. Rachelle had “lost sight of everything.” She’d spend her days working and taking care of her kids while, deep within her soul, there…

68 January 12th, 2015 0
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