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Isolated no more, Kelcey found meaning at The Harbor

Kelcey wanted a friend. He’d do just about anything to fit in to be accepted and known. “I thought alcohol would help me be this nice guy, that it was going to help me relate to people,” says Kelcey. He’d invite people over to his house or to a bar, hoping they’d chat all night…

15 March 30th, 2015 1
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John Dominguez’s ‘Story of Hope’ still strong, 10 years later

Ten years ago, John Dominguez was completely lost. He had just spent 20 years in a deep haze of drug and alcohol addiction, and it had slowly taken everything from him. At age 21, and in the middle of his military service, John started losing everyone that was close to him. His mother died. His…

12 March 26th, 2015 0
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Once scared and overwhelmed, Mike found purpose at The Harbor

Between now and Easter, we will serve 700-800 meals each day as part of our Hope Ministries. Each meal serves as an opportunity to change a hurting person’s life. For some, the meal they get at Portland Rescue Mission will be the beginning of a new life in Jesus Christ. It was for Mike. Before…

10 March 3rd, 2015 0
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Bill thought he could beat drugs and alcohol himself, he needed The Harbor

Every single day we see hurting men and women come through our doors, and every single day our staff and volunteers make themselves available to help them in whatever way they can. In the last year, one of those many individuals you helped was Bill. (Watch Bill’s Story of Hope). For most of his life,…

12 February 18th, 2015 0
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Connect helps Robin get her faith back at our Burnside Shelter

Our Connect program for women at the Burnside Shelter hasn’t been around long (it started in 2014), but dozens of women’s lives have already been transformed. The Oregonian’s seven-week series on “Our Homeless Crisis” in Portland includes the life of Robin, one of our first residents to be a part of Connect. In the story, Robin…

14 February 5th, 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…

14 January 25th, 2015 0
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Echoes of hope at Link, The Harbor

God is constantly moving at Portland Rescue Mission. Over the span of 2014, and because of your generous prayers and support for what we do, we had our most successful year on record. We served 331,346 hot meals and provided 83,197 safe nights of shelter. We also had the honor and privilege of seeing many,…

11 January 24th, 2015 0
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