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Collaborative Ministry to Serve the Homeless

Collaborative ministry is part of how Portland Rescue Mission serves the homeless in Portland, Oregon.

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The Path to Homelessness May Not Be What You Think

The path to homelessness is complex. Beth’s story reminds us that life can take a dramatic turn that ends in homelessness and fear. Portland Rescue Mission is ready to give hope.

42 August 12th, 2019 0
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4 Steps to A Restored Life: The New Life Program

Most people know that Portland Rescue Mission gives hope to thousands of people in crisis by providing free hot meals, safe shelter, showers, clothing, mail service, 24/7 restrooms and chapel services. But that’s just the beginning! Hundreds of lives are transformed in our free residential New Life Ministries at The Harbor for men and at…

19 July 19th, 2017 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…

14 November 21st, 2016 0
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Shop to Support Portland Rescue Mission

Stop in any store and you can’t miss it–– Christmas décor is already out, reminding us that the holiday season is fast approaching. When you are ready to give in to holiday shopping, don’t forget that shopping is one of the easiest ways that you can support Portland Rescue Mission! Here are 4 great opportunities…

16 October 18th, 2016 0
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Give relief from the heat to Portland’s homeless

The heat is on for Portland’s growing homeless community… Already this summer, we’ve been scorched by some long stretches of very hot days. Sweltering heat hits hard for men, women and children already struggling without food and shelter. Not just the literal heat that comes with the rising summertime temperatures here in the Rose City,…

14 August 4th, 2016 0
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Rosie the dog, more than just a companion at The Harbor

Being caught in the storms of addiction and homelessness can make for a rough ride, and the recovery journey is no exception. For men at The Harbor, our 12-month New Life Ministry at Portland Rescue Mission, this recovery journey is also one of the most challenging things they’ve ever had to navigate. That’s where Rosie…

14 July 6th, 2016 0
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Freedom, independence for New Life Ministry participants at Portland Rescue Mission

Freedom and independence … it’s what this time of year is all about when we celebrate the Fourth of July. And for the many men and women that come through our New Life Ministry at The Harbor (for men) or Shepherd’s Door (for women and children) and graduate from the program, that means freedom and…

8 July 1st, 2016 0
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Executive Director Eric Bauer: More than sobriety at Portland Rescue Mission

We don’t always know what we need. But we usually know what we want. Men and women like Bradley, our featured story in our 2016 Summer Newsletter, want more than anything to their agony. Usually, long before people become homeless, they experience loss and trauma. In a desperate attempt to deal with the pain, they turn…

12 June 28th, 2016 0
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After Bradley’s nightmare came true, The Harbor woke him up

Bradley laughed at the dark irony. For the last 30 years, he justified his growing addiction with the shallow, comforting thought. “I might be an alcoholic. But no matter how bad it gets, I won’t be living in a tent or under a bridge.” But he was wrong. Walking out of the hotel with just a…

12 June 28th, 2016 0
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