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Adventist Health Meets Winter Needs for Portland’s Homeless

With compassion, integrity and respect as core values, Adventist Health has been delivering whole-person care to the residents of Portland for over 120 years. “We believe that in order for a person to really meet their fullness, it takes body, mind, and soul,” said Executive Director of Mission Integration, Dr. Terry Johnsson. “That includes taking care…

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5 Reasons to Volunteer in the New Year

It’s almost the new year and we all know what that means: Everyone around us is thinking resolutions—eat better, workout more, get my dream job, travel, write. Portland Rescue Mission would like to add one more to your list. Visit Portland Rescue Mission as a volunteer! Without the faithful service of our compassionate and loving…

102 December 28th, 2016 0
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5 Ways to Help Someone Homeless This Winter

Harsh winter conditions are especially detrimental for men and women living outside. “Being homeless is beyond difficult, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. But being homeless during the winter can be deadly,” said Guest Care Manager Andrew Hall. Life becomes all about survival for men and women on the streets. “I remember walking…

104 December 21st, 2016 0
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Therapy dog wins hearts of children at The Mission

Luna has black curly hair, peppered with grey. She has four legs and is 67 pounds of pure love. Luna is a therapy dog. And not just any therapy dog, she is a golden doodle (half poodle and half retriever). Her highlights of the week is going with her owner, Judy, to visit the the…

98 November 21st, 2016 0
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Gospel Sing in Portland

We are thrilled to partner with three incredible Gospel bands for the Gospel Sing event on October 16th at Central Bible Church. You are in for a treat as The Lighthouse Quartet, The Knox Brothers and Cornerstone perform for an afternoon of Southern Gospel music. Our very own Mission-B-Que will be serving a hearty dinner…

96 October 6th, 2016 0
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Her ‘Highlight of the Month,’ Emma Cooks Dinner at The Mission

I found her in the bustling Kitchen. She had a smile on her face and unmistakable joy. This was her night to serve. This was her night to shine. Once a month, she comes to cook a big dinner at Shepherd’s Door, the women and children’s division of Portland Rescue Mission   Whenever Emma is…

102 October 3rd, 2016 0
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Mainly Cabinets Gifts Mission New Mail System

Did you know that about 1,000 people use Burnside’s Shelter as their home address? Our mail services provide anyone who needs one–an address for job applications, family correspondence, medication and legal issues. Mail is “an essential service for our guests to navigate life and move forward,” said Tim Desper, Director of Burnside Services. One of…

94 September 28th, 2016 0
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Volunteers bring art and healing to Burnside’s hurting

It’s not every day you meet an art chaplain, much less two in the same family. But for Margie and Roger, choosing this direction for their lives makes sense…So does volunteering at the art workshop that meets on Thursdays at the Burnside Shelter. This time is set aside for guests to enjoy a snack, be…

96 September 16th, 2016 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…

75 July 21st, 2016 0
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Phagans beauty school brings talent, transformation to Burnside Shelter guests

                            When you are on the streets your hair gets dirty and greasy, matted and messy. Everyone needs a haircut, and our friends on the streets are no exception.   At Portland Rescue Mission, we exist to give hope and restore life to…

106 July 11th, 2016 0
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