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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

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$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

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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

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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