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Burnside Blanket Drive

Tis the season of joy and generosity! As the days grow colder, the need for warm clothing and blankets grows at our Burnside shelter. Thanks to champions of the Mission like Oak Hills Presbyterian Church, we are able to continue offering blankets, coats and socks to men and women in need of extra warmth. Our…

20 December 11th, 2017 0
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Holiday Volunteering at Portland Rescue Mission in 2017

We know Last week was Halloween and the leaves are as beautiful as ever but, believe it or not, Christmas is 7 weeks away! The holidays are some of the busiest and most joyful times here at Portland Rescue Mission. Did you know that 54% of our annual support comes in at this time? Donations…

17 November 7th, 2017 0
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Start Your Career Here! Job Openings at Portland Rescue Mission

  You’ve got a heart for Jesus, A mind for ministry, A passion for the city of Portland, And you don’t mind staying up late… You may be the perfect fit for a position at Portland Rescue Mission. We have immediate openings on our overnight staff. This is a unique opportunity to minister to our…

13 August 25th, 2017 0
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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…

16 August 8th, 2017 0
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GRADUATION DAY AT THE HARBOR

This week we are celebrating four men from The Harbor and their completion of the New Life Recovery Program! These men have completed at least a year with us––growing in healthy community, new habits, Christ-like character and life skills.   A couple of them shared about their journey thus far.          …

36 August 4th, 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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Three Reasons to Volunteer at Portland Rescue Mission: Intern Spotlight

Instead of a “summer break,” Sarah, a senior at Moody Bible College, invested her summer at Shepherd’s Door as a live-in intern.   Sarah is studying Women’s Ministry. Interning here is “giving me a taste of fulltime ministry,” she said.   “This gives me an opportunity to use what I’m gifted at and what I’ve…

23 July 10th, 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…

18 June 30th, 2017 0
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LIVE YOUR PASSION: WORK FOR PORTLAND RESCUE MISSION

We want to invite you to join our team of men and women who are passionate about what they do to restore the lives of hurting men, women and children in our city. Our staff at Portland Rescue Mission know why they are here. We asked several of them to share what keeps them coming…

17 June 29th, 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…

18 June 21st, 2017 0
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