Category Archives: News


New Logo!

We just launched a new logo! We feel this new design more clearly represents some of the Mission’s key attributes: A shining light of hope An open door of hospitality And a safe place for people to find rest, healing & total life recovery.   What do you think... 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


Remembering my Friend

A guest post by Alexa Mason* Tears flowed as Don read the words written on his notebook over and over again. He was preparing to share about Emma, his wife of 14 years. Hunched over in his seat, with his head in his hands, it was easy to see the … 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


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

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Mondays at the Mission: Ep 9 – Connect Opens Next Week!

We’re now less than one week away from launching Connect, a brand new program to help homeless women get off the streets of Portland and into housing and jobs. Watch Executive Director Eric Bauer explain the program below!  Facts About Homeless Women: The fastest growing... Read More

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Mondays at the Mission: Ep 8 – Three Men Graduate!

This past weekend, three men reached major milestones in their journeys of recovery at The Harbor, our men’s addiction recovery facility. Less than 2 years ago, Dwight, Jeremy, and Ryan each struggled with addictions and broken relationships. Since coming here to Portland... Read More

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Coming Soon: Program for Homeless Women!

This March we’re launching Connect, our new program to help homeless women transition off the streets of Portland. Connect will provide space and programming for up to 16 women to get the help they need to end their homelessness and find a job and/or housing. “We’re... Read More