Category Archives: Make A Difference


Mondays at the Mission: Ep 15 – Meet Our Volunteers: Betty

Betty has been faithfully volunteering at Shepherd’s Door, our addiction recovery facility for women and their kids, for almost 5 years!  ALSO READ: Team from New Seasons Volunteers at Shepherd’s Door  Watch Betty’s video If you’d like to volunteer,... Read More

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Mondays at the Mission: Ep 14 – Family Life Ministry

The Family Life Ministry here at Portland Rescue Mission seeks to bring mothers and their children into a healthy, nurturing, self-sustaining relationship. Women learn to be good, healthy moms while their kids learn foundational life skills. READ MORE: Family Life Ministry... Read More

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Chef Turns Down Lucrative Career to Feed Starving Neighbors

    Narayanan Krishnan had a great job. He was an award-winning chef working at a 5-star hotel in Switzerland. But when he returned home to his native India to visit family, what he saw there changed everything.  Watch his powerful story brought to you by CNN to see how... Read More

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Mondays at the Mission: Ep 12 – Make a Life-Changing Donation

Living life on the streets of Portland is tough. For thousands of men and women over the past 65 years, Portland Rescue Mission has stood as a symbol of hope in the city. And what fuels that hope? Support from this community. From generous friends like you. Thanks to your... Read More


New Seasons Helps Prepare for Spring

A volunteer team from the Sellwood New Seasons grocery store recently arrived at Shepherd’s Door – our addiction recovery facility for women and children – ready to meet new friends, learn more about what we do, and, of course – get their hands dirty.... Read More


Shop on Amazon – Help a Person in Need!

The next time you go to buy something on Amazon, just remember: Smile. What? No, you don’t need to grin while you add that classy jacket to your cart (but go for it if you like). Instead, make your purchase through! It’s exactly the same as,... Read More

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Mondays at the Mission: Ep 11 – Community Center

Our community center is a relationally-focused, activity-driven haven for our homeless guests to get off the street and spend time in each day. In the fall of 2013, we transformed the chapel in our Burnside Shelter into our daytime community center – loaded with activities... Read More


Church Group Serves Dinner, Smiles

One night a month, dedicated volunteer teams from Lake Grove Presbyterian Church armed with good food and fun crafts arrive at Shepherd’s Door, our addiction recovery center for women and their kids. They totally take over the kitchen – chopping, peeling and slicing... Read More


Mondays at the Mission: Ep 10 – Connect Opens TODAY!

Connect opens today! For the first time in 65 years, we’re able to offer a program to help homeless women transition from life on the streets into independent housing and employment. Watch Connect program manager Judy Turley explain the program below!  Connect Program:... Read More


Scan Away Hunger at New Seasons or Whole Foods

Next time you’re at New Seasons or Whole Foods, add an extra meal for just $1.60 at the checkout for a hungry person in need! $1.60 – that’s the price of a candy bar, a bottle of pop or a cheap coffee – and you’ll provide a hot, nutritious meal... Read More