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7 Ways To Help Homeless People Beat The Heat

  A scorching heat wave continues across the Portland area. With temperatures well above 90 degrees, people living on the street, in garages or cars risk real danger. Dehydration, heat stroke, hunger, sickness and violence are a constant threat. You can help! Here’s 7 suggestions to reach out with love…   1. Refer people to our…

15 August 8th, 2017 0
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Heatwave Hits the Northwest: Extreme Conditions for People Living Homeless

The National Weather Service posted an excessive heat warning for northwest Oregon earlier this week. Today, highs are reaching 105 degrees Fahrenheit. During extreme heat, men, women and children facing homelessness are even more vulnerable as they navigate the temperature. “The effect of this extreme heat is comparable to when we have the most severe…

8 August 3rd, 2017 0
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New Life Recovery in the Great Outdoors

  Summer is a perfect time to take advantage of the great outdoors. Living in the Northwest makes a trip to the beach or even to Mount Hood a doable excursion.   Here at Portland Rescue Mission, we are maximizing the sunny days by getting outside, “being in relationship with one another, enjoying God’s beautiful…

26 July 24th, 2017 0
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Season of HOPE: Summer at Portland Rescue Mission

Being homeless in the summer is no vacation. For people living on the streets, life is a constant threat of dehydration, heat stroke, hunger, sickness and violence. There’s no rest, only survival. There’s little dignity, only despair. Thanks to generous supporters like you, we have a chance to meet these urgent needs and give hope…

14 July 12th, 2017 0
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Made Whole – Maureen’s Jubilee Story

  Maureen felt lost in her addiction. “I had legal issues, lost my job, had no way to support myself, and was nearly homeless,” she remembers.   “I got involved in bad relationships that were abusive physically, emotionally, mentally, financially, and spiritually. I was looking for love in all the wrong places.”   Then she…

13 June 30th, 2017 0
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Summer Adventures in the Family Life Center

  Summer at Shepherd’s Door means outdoor play, water parks and plenty of field trips for the children in the Family Life Ministry. “Some of the kids have never been to the zoo,” said Julie Popova, a teacher in the Family Life Center. We are making sure the children and families have plenty of fun…

17 June 21st, 2017 0
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8-Year-Old Asks for Gifts for Those in Need for His Birthday

“I didn’t know we’d have this much,” said 8-year-old Evan, looking around at the gifts that his friends brought for his birthday. For his birthday party, held outside at a local park, Evan asked friends to bring gifts of towels, socks and blankets for men and women facing homelessness. “It looks like everyone read the…

12 May 24th, 2017 0
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Connect participant: ‘Portland Rescue Mission saved my life’

“Portland Rescue Mission pretty much saved my life,” said Cornell. This summer marks a year since he became homeless. “Every day that I woke up, I kept telling myself that ‘if you slept in the rain last night, and you survived sleeping in a wet sleeping bag, then obviously there is something out there for…

5 July 21st, 2016 0
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