Category Archives: Make A Difference

Dennis’ 7 Dees brings life to Shepherd’s Door garden

Gardening and addiction recovery have a lot in common. The process is slow. It requires a great deal of tender care and hard work. Hard ground must be broken up. Weeds that choke growth have to be pulled. New growth is fragile, but strengthens when nurtured. Over time, something... Read More

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Time for a new car? Donate your old one to Drive Away Hunger

Looking to purchase a new car this weekend? Is a beater taking up space in your driveway? If so, Drive Away Hunger is here to help! Not only are the cars affordable, but whether by donation or through a purchase, you can give hope and restore life to the men, … Read More

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Send a special card for our Birthday Party for the Homeless

Our annual Birthday Party for the Homeless is back! And if you want to be part of the festivities this year, now is your chance. On Monday, May 11, many of our homeless guests will get a chance to celebrate something, that for many of them, they haven’t experienced for …... Read More

"Glimmers" can be seen all through Portland Rescue Mission. Here's a glimpse.

Finding ‘glimmers’ of movement at Portland Rescue Mission

Portland Rescue Mission is about two things: giving hope and restoring life. For many of us that work here at the Mission, that comes in the form of what we refer to as “glimmer reports.” Simply put, “glimmer reports” are from those in our ministry who are in the trenches... Read More

The PDX carpet has taken the social media world by storm.

My PDX Carpet chooses Portland Rescue Mission as one of its charities

If you have yet to catch wind of the social media phenomenon that is the PDX carpet, you are in luck. Pieces of the well-loved iconic carpet will soon be up for sale. My PDX Carpet, a collaboration between Nagl Floor Covering and Yeobo Design, has won a bid to … Read More

Vicky, 22, pandhandles regularly in downtown Portland. (Photo by Thomas Boyd, The Oregonian)

How do you handle panhandling? Portland Rescue Mission explains

How do you handle panhandling? That’s the question that The Oregonian posed in part six of their eight-part series on Portland’s “homeless crisis.” And here at Portland Rescue Mission, we’ve detailed out seven ways we think that can best be accomplished. Those seven... Read More

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‘Wow’ moments at Portland Rescue Mission (and current job openings)

When you work at an organization like Portland Rescue Mission, “wow” moments are regularly sprinkled throughout the work week. In a place where lives are being transformed regularly, our staff has the opportunity to hear those stories from guests as well as see those themselves.... Read More

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Bill thought he could beat drugs and alcohol himself, he needed The Harbor

Every single day we see hurting men and women come through our doors, and every single day our staff and volunteers make themselves available to help them in whatever way they can. In the last year, one of those many individuals you helped was Bill. (Watch Bill’s Story... Read More

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3 Men Graduate From The Harbor!

Three men reached major milestones in their recovery process earlier this month! Joseph and Curtiss graduated from our New Life Ministry addictions recovery program, and Jonathan (2013 graduate) completed his Service Ministry program here at the Mission! So what’s next... Read More

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Here’s A Great Way To Help Someone This Christmas!

Help a hurting person this holiday season with a heartfelt Christmas gift! For many of the men, women and children that we serve, the holidays can be an especially difficult time. Thanksgiving and Christmas often just remind our residents of their painful pasts, and many simply... Read More