Category Archives: Make A Difference

Three women from Shepherd's Door enjoying life at 5Rock Ranch.

Join Portland Rescue Mission’s story, become a monthly supporter

Our dedicated staff and volunteers at Portland Rescue Mission love pouring out their hearts to serve men, women and children in need — 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. A special group of donors, our Circle of Friends, provide vital monthly support to keep our ministries... Read More

Joanne Jackson smiles as she works on the community garden at Shepherd's Door.

Joanne Jackson spreading the joy of gardening at Shepherd’s Door

For 38 years, Joanne Jackson spent her working hours as an Infection Prevention Nurse at Providence Portland.“It was a very enjoyable job, but it started to become too much for me to cope with,” Joanne said. It was time to retire. Fortunately for Portland Rescue Mission’s... Read More

Clothing closet for Connect down at the Burnside Shelter.

Connect at Burnside Shelter in need of larger clothes

Clean clothing can be hard to come by for a homeless man or woman. The loss of dignity hurts, but the lack of clothing also makes it that much harder to get a job. One of the gifts we are able to give to the men and women who join … Read More

We serve over 330,000 meals a year to our homeless guests at the BUrnside Shelter.

Support Portland Rescue Mission through Fred Meyer, New Seasons, Whole Foods, more

Everyone shops. It’s part of our weekly routine. But did you know it is also one of the easiest ways you can support Portland Rescue Mission? Thanks to our shopping partners, you can get great deals and also help restore the lives of hurting people in need. Fox12 Daily Deals... Read More

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Family Life Center shows kids affected by addiction ‘unconditional love’

Children aren’t typically who we first imagine when we think about homelessness. The truth is that women and children are the fastest growing segment of the homeless population. Portland Rescue Mission seeks to embrace not only women in need of healing, but also their... Read More

The "yard crew" of Shepherd's Door takes a break to pose for a photo.

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