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Four Women Graduate From Recovery Program!

Four women are springing into new phases of their lives after officially graduating from Shepherd’s Door, our women’s addiction recovery program! Each woman has spent roughly the last 12 months here at the Mission. They’ve learned not only how to overcome... Read More

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Have You Read Our Summer Newsletter?

Earlier this month we posted two Story of Hope videos right here on our blog featuring Sean and Barbara, a couple residents in our New Life Ministry addiction recovery program whose lives have been transformed over the last 12 months. Did you know that these stories are just... Read More

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Shoppers, New Seasons Raise 4,643 Meals!

Earlier this month, New Seasons Market challenged its customers to raise meals for hurting, homeless people through Portland Rescue Mission. For the whole weekend, they matched customers’ donations dollar for dollar. Together, New Seasons and its customers raised funds... Read More

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JoAnn Overcomes Addiction, Graduates Program

JoAnn has been trying to get clean from drugs since she was 18 years old. Her traumatic childhood introduced her to substance abuse as a young child, setting her up for decades of broken relationships and pain. “Life got so bad, and the people I was with were so bad.... Read More

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BedMart Donates 25 Mattresses

Food and shelter are critical parts of the services we provide and are often the first things that come to mind when The Mission’s needs are thought of.  However, one key component of shelter that generally doesn’t come to mind are the beds the men and women sleep on.... Read More

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Four Women Run Half Marathon

Similar to our men’s program running the Rock n’ Roll Half Marathon a month ago, several women from Shepherd’s Door, our women’s addiction recovery program, successfully completed the Vancouver Half Marathon a couple weeks ago! “It was a commitment,”... Read More

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Hot Summer Lies Ahead

Weather reports have indicated this summer will be the hottest in years. If these predictions hold true, the Portland area could see as many as 20 days above 90 degrees. While the warm sun is a relief to the homeless men and women who’ve fought through the harsh winter,... Read More

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Homeless Birthday Blast!

A week ago we celebrated the birthdays of all the homeless guests we serve with our annual Birthday Party for the Homeless! Many of our homeless friends watch as their birthdays pass by year after year, uncelebrated. For others, this is their first year on the streets. For... Read More

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8 Men Reach Goal, Run Half Marathon

On Sunday, May 18th, eight men from The Harbor, our men’s addiction recovery program, successfully completed the Portland Rock n’ Roll Half Marathon! The guys trained for 14 weeks through rain, cold and occasional sun in order to fully prepare for the event. “Training... Read More

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Birthday Party for the Homeless

 Many homeless men and women watch their birthday come and go like every other day of the year. No celebration. No cake. Certainly no gifts. Not even a “Happy Birthday” from a friend. But this year, with the support and thoughtfulness of generous friends like you,... Read More