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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

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Shop at Fred Meyer and Help End Hunger!

Helping hungry, hurting people in Portland has never been easier! Thanks to the generosity of Fred Meyer, you can support Portland Rescue Mission by just doing your normal shopping! All you have to do is link your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Portland Rescue Mission and voilà... Read More

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Freezing Temperatures Threaten Portland Homeless

As temperatures dip into the teens at night in the Portland area, homeless men, women, and children without shelter are at a much-increased risk of hypothermia, frost bite, even death. It’s terrible. You’re freezing. One night I just about froze my feet off. Fortunately... Read More

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TriMet Grant Helps Transitioning Homeless

We just received a grant from TriMet that will help transport our Link residents, homeless men who are in the process of transitioning off the streets, to job interviews and medical appointments. It’s a roughly $10,000 grant that will provide transportation for the next... Read More


Last Chance to Give Hope in 2013!

  The New Year is almost here! With just a few hours remaining until 2014, time is running out this year – but it’s not too late to give. Your donation today will help us hit the ground running in 2014 as we anticipate a greater need than ever before. …... Read More


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