Category Archives: Make A Difference

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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

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GIVE HOPE Telethon!

Our Give Hope telethon is today! For many of us, the holiday season is a time for family, friends, and good food. But for thousands of hurting, homeless people in Portland, this season is just another reminder of their pain. Make a difference this year by donating during our... Read More

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Bill Gets A Second Chance – Story of Hope

Bill had never been homeless before. He’d worked, married, and had several children during his life. He even remembers driving past Portland Rescue Mission and seeing homeless people outside waiting to get fed. “I remember thinking, ‘Boy, I never want to be in that situation.’... Read More

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Mondays at the Mission: Ep 42 – Donation Needs

Right now we have a critical need for blanket and sock donations! As the weather gets cold and wet, more people come through our doors looking for help. You can help by either donating blankets and/or socks to our Burnside Shelter or to Shepherd’s Door. You can also make... Read More

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Winter Shelter Opens!

Our winter shelter is opening today, expanding our nightly bed count to 172 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