Category Archives: News

Robbin Van Rys facilitates her art therapy class at Shepherd's Door.

Shepherd’s Door women using art to help solidify recovery process

For the women in our yearlong New Life Ministry at Shepherd’s Door, recovery is a challenging process to go through. In the safe, healing environment of Shepherd’s Door, these women learn to invite God into the wounds of their past, healing the root causes behind their... Read More


Portland Rescue Mission: Where we’ve been in 2015, so far

Don’t look now, but we are already through the first two months of 2015 and inching closer and closer to the official start of spring (March 20 to be exact). Have you been keeping tabs on what’s been happening at Portland Rescue Mission? If not, stay informed and... Read More

Ladies from Shepherd's Door serve down at our Burnside Shelter.

Shepherd’s Door women give back, serve faithfully at Burnside Shelter

Blessings come in all shapes and sizes, and while it’s one blessing to be able to help someone find hope by getting them off the street, it’s even more so when you start to see those same people giving back. At Shepherd’s Door, this is exactly what has been happening... Read More

health resource day at burnside shelter

‘Grassroots’ healthcare effort for homeless happening at Burnside Shelter

One of the issues often overlooked when it comes to homeless men and women is their healthcare needs. As a demographic that frequently uses emergency rooms, their healthcare can be very costly. And as a way of increasing the amount of outreach taking place, while also helping... Read More


Portland Rescue Mission, The Oregonian discuss ‘homeless crisis’

In case you missed it, our Public Relations Specialist Alexa Mason recently sat down with The Oregonian’s Anna Griffin to talk about Portland’s homeless crisis, an eight-week series the newspaper is working on. During Wednesday’s live chat, Mason spent some time answering... Read More

Harbor men chop wood in the rain to provide fire wood for families in need.

The Harbor’s location a catalyst for recovery at Portland Rescue Mission

At only 8.3 miles apart, or about 13 minutes driving without traffic, the distance between our Burnside Shelter in downtown Portland and The Harbor doesn’t seem like much. And yet, it’s that very distance itself that makes The Harbor such a powerful place total life transformation.... Read More


Five women transformed forever at Shepherd’s Door, celebrate Jubilee

Celebration. Excitement. Anticipation. Transformation. These are all words and feelings that came emanating out of the Jubilee celebration at Shepherd’s Door. Five women had not only finished the 12-month New Life Ministry, they were radically changed as a result. In... Read More

Luke 5:16: But Jesus often withdrew to the wilderness for prayer.

The Harbor feels ‘earthquakes’ from Luke 5:16 solitude retreat

For the men in our New Life Ministry’s 12-month addiction recovery program at The Harbor, working on themselves is often the hardest thing they have ever had to do. What can often take people their entire lives to navigate, individually, the men at The Harbor are trying to... Read More


Kim Finishes The Race

Two weeks ago, Kim did something she never imagined possible. A 13.1 mile half marathon race through downtown Portland. And she ran every inch of the race without stopping a single time. “When I got to the finish line, I couldn’t even believe that it was real. Tears... 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