Category Archives: Make A Difference

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Winter Shelter Opens!

Our winter shelter is opening today, expanding our nightly bed count to 170 beds for the fall and winter seasons to combat the colder weather that makes life on the streets so difficult for our homeless friends. Getting one of these beds for the night can be the difference... Read More

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Mondays at the Mission: Ep 41 – Patrick Finds Hope

Patrick came to Portland Rescue Mission several weeks ago in need of help. He’d found himself homeless, living on the streets for almost 6 months after battling drugs and alcohol. He came to us looking for a bed and meal, but he found so much more in our Link program... Read More

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Stay Updated With Mobile Alerts!

We have a brand new way to stay in touch! Get updated with Mission news by receiving text alerts on your phone! Remember the freak snowstorm we had earlier this year? What about the boil-water alert in the spring? Emergency situations that bring immediate needs to our Burnside... Read More

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Mondays at the Mission: Ep 40 – Meet Our Women’s Director

Shepherd’s Door is our women’s addiction recovery center that is home to over 40 women and 20 children. This yearlong residential program helps women discover the deep-seated roots that led to their addiction in the first place and heal from them through intensive... Read More

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Mondays at the Mission: Ep 39 – Ashley Graduates

This past weekend, three women graduated from our residential addiction recovery program at Shepherd’s Door! Check in later this week for the full blog post, and in the meantime, make sure to watch Ashley’s short video here! Your support gives hope to more hurting,... Read More

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Shelter Improvements Help Homeless

Our Burnside Shelter has gone through radical change in the last couple years. In 2013, we renovated the entire second and third floors of the building to make space for dozens of men and women in our transitional Link and Connect programs. We also transformed our chapel into... Read More

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Mondays at the Mission: Ep 38 – Holiday Volunteer Needs

The holiday season is right around the corner! While our volunteer slots for Thanksgiving and Christmas have already been filled, we still need your help, and there are dozens of ways for you to get involved! Watch this video and then check out the “Get Involved”... Read More

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Mondays at the Mission: Ep 37 – Ted Prepares Meals For Homeless

Fall has arrived. As we enter our busiest time of the year, thousands of homeless men and women will be coming through our doors for a hot meal. We don’t receive any government funding, which means that each meal we serve is provided by generous donations from community... Read More

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Fit Right NW Donates Shoes For Runners

Special thanks to Fit Right NW for blessing 20 men and women in our programs with new running shoes for an upcoming half marathon race! Here at Portland Rescue Mission, we offer several programs to help men and women get their lives back on track. Our Link and Connect programs... Read More

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Mondays at the Mission: Ep 36 – Elizabeth Learns To Cope

Two years ago, Elizabeth’s husband passed away. Not equipped to deal with the grief, Elizabeth sank into a dangerous drug addiction. She wanted to improve her life, but didn’t know how. Never having done treatment before, Elizabeth came to our New Life Ministry... Read More