Category Archives: News

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Discussing Homelessness: Part I

Last week, Portland Rescue Mission Executive Director Eric Bauer sat down with KATU News’ AM Northwest to discuss the issue of homelessness and what the Mission is doing to help. Eric discusses: The overall homeless situation in Portland Who Portland’s homeless... Read More

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Give $30, Get $30 – Stanford’s Stocking Stuffer!

Your generous donation to help hurting, homeless people will go twice as far during our Stanford’s Stocking Stuffer deal! It’s so simple: Donate $30 to help someone in need and receive a $30 Stanford’s Restaurant gift card, a perfect stocking stuffer for a... Read More

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Temperatures Plummet in Portland

It’s that time of year again. For those who park outside, this week marks the first time in months that we need to scrape ice off the windshield in the morning. This chilly inconvenience for some of us is much more than just inconvenient for a man, woman, or child …... Read More

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National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week

In a given year, roughly 3.5 million people are likely to experience homelessness, equating to about 1% of the US population (National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty). Children make up more than a third of this number. This week, communities around the nation are... Read More

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Community Center Opens!

The John Van Diest Chapel at our Burnside Shelter has been a Portland Rescue Mission classic for decades. Each day before breakfast and dinner are served, homeless guests walk in off the streets and have a seat in the chapel for a brief announcement and prayer before the meal.... Read More

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Give Hope – Win an iPad!

        As the holidays approach, decorations are set out and festive plans are made. Families are drawn together and lasting memories are formed. However, many people in our city won’t have a joyful holiday season this year. They don’t get to... Read More

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A Meal to Remember

Last Thursday, Sysco and other volunteers took over our Burnside Shelter kitchen to serve our homeless guests a Meal to Remember that won’t soon be forgotten. About 500 homeless men and women were welcomed into the dining room where they were offered a seat and served a fresh,... Read More

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Burnside Shelter Renovations

We are currently undergoing a massive renovation project at our Burnside Shelter! This overhaul will allow us to provide more much-needed space and services, such as a women’s program and more rooms for our Link residents to live in while they transition out of homelessness.... Read More

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Two Women Celebrate Healing and Recovery

Thanks to your support, two women are launching into new lives! Last month, Sarah Jane and Amy graduated from our New Life Ministry, a 12-month residential recovery program focused on addiction recovery, spiritual renewal and life skills training. Inside the safe, healing environment... Read More

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The Harbor – New Men’s Recovery Location Opens

In the past year, 56 people died while living on the streets of Multnomah County, and 85 percent of those deaths were men. This tragic cycle can end as renovations have completed at The Harbor, Portland Rescue Mission’s home for men suffering from homelessness and addiction. ... Read More