Category Archives: Make A Difference

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Homelessness by the numbers and Portland Rescue Mission’s response

At Portland Rescue Mission, our ultimate goal is to give hope and restore life to people who are homeless, addicted and in need of a helping hand. We are here to serve, and we want to get our services to as many people as possible who will benefit from them. … Read More

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Bill Schonely invites you to Portland Rescue Mission benefit concert

Do you have plans for June 6 at 7:30 p.m.? Portland Rescue Mission, Lake Grove Presbyterian Church (LGPC) and Bill Schonely invite you to attend “Unfailing Grace.” As noted in the video above, the iconic “Mayor of Rip City” is a member of LGPC’s 90-voice Sanctuary... Read More

Portland Rescue Mission gets a new sign downtown at the Burnside Shelter!

Excitement abounds at Portland Rescue Mission, join our staff

May has been another eventful month so far at Portland Rescue Mission with celebrating our annual Birthday Party for the Homeless and launching our Mission Bar-B-Que. And if you are currently looking for a new job, you too could take part in this exciting season at... Read More

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Plan your future, benefit loved ones and Portland Rescue Mission

Have you taken the time to plan your future? If not, Portland Rescue Mission is here to help. If you need help planning your legacy, go to PortlandRescueMission.org/Plan for a free book titled “Provide & Protect.” The book is written by estate planning expert A. Charles... Read More

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Benefit concert for Portland Rescue Mission coming June 6

Summer blessings are en route for Portland Rescue Mission courtesy of Lake Grove Presbyterian Church, and you too can enjoy them come Saturday, June 6 at 7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church in downtown Portland. On June 6, Lake Grove’s 90-voice Sanctuary Choir will be putting... Read More

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