Category Archives: News

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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


$50,000 Matching Gift Challenge!

For a limited time, you have the chance to give a gift that will provide twice the impact of a regular gift! A generous group of donors has offered a Matching Challenge, meaning they’ll match, dollar for dollar, every gift received in May, up to $50,000!  Imagine what... Read More


Thank You For Giving Hope This Easter!

Less than a week ago we challenged each of our supporters, fans, and social media followers – everyone we could reach – to help provide meals this Easter season. The fundraising dollar amount for Easter meals had been down significantly from 2013, while at the same... Read More


Give An Easter Meal Today!

Easter is just around the corner! Provide a meal today that will bring hope to a person in need. Just days from now, families will gather around the table to share delicious food as we celebrate the Easter story. But there’s a growing crowd of men, women and families... Read More


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