Category Archives: Reaching Out

men's homeless shelter, project sleep safe

Project Sleep Safe: Give someone homeless refuge from the cold rain

(UPDATE: PROJECT SLEEP SAFE IS FULLY FUNDED! Thanks to everyone who contributed). Portland is known to be one of the wettest places in the country over the fall and winter months. Coupled with stretches of very cold temperatures, the Portland area can become miserable for... Read More

Leo Chung (General Manager) and Cruz Rodriguez (Production Manager) at Longbottom Coffee.

Give hope by the ton to Portland Rescue Mission this holiday season

In-kind donations are greatly needed as Portland Rescue Mission prepares for the fall and winter season. Cold, wet weather brings misery to men and women with no home. Your gift of warm, dry clothing along with a hot meal and a safe place to rest bring comfort when hurting... Read More


The Opposite of Addiction

I heard a speaker recently who succinctly captured a deep truth behind much of what we do here at Portland Rescue Mission. “The opposite of addiction is not sobriety. The opposite of addiction is connection.” There are many reasons a person might become homeless. But relational... Read More

The Mission Bar-B-Que smiles at the Home Builder's Association's event at the Portland Gun Club.

Mission Bar-B-Que a ‘natural fit’ for Home Builders Foundation event

What makes a gloriously sunny day with good conversation and Skeet Shooting at the Portland Gun Club even better? Mission Bar-B-Que for lunch. And for over 350 people at attending an event hosted by the Home Builder’s Foundation (the non-profit arm of the Home Builders... Read More


Be a vehicle mechanic at Portland Rescue Mission, other job openings

Fall has arrived, and here at Portland Rescue Mission, we’re hiring for numerous positions all throughout our organization as we gear up for a very busy season. Our Drive Away Hunger car sales and donations team is in great need of a mechanic. If you have a knack for fixing... Read More


Homeless man uses book reviews to transform his life (news roundup)

Life transformation is one of the most exciting things to witness, and here at Portland Rescue Mission, it is something we are extremely passionate about. It is why our New Life Ministries exist along with our Hope and Pathway Ministries. We also love a good story—which is... Read More


Portland Rescue Mission teaching guests to ‘Rent Well’ at Burnside Shelter

For those who participate in our Connect Ministry at Portland Rescue Mission, one of the main reasons they enter the program is to gain stabilization as they transition to permanent housing and/or a job. Connect is a key component of our Pathway Ministries. Our goal in helping... Read More


Think differently about people experiencing homelessness in Portland (videos)

At Portland Rescue Mission, we love stories that warm our souls. If you’re a regular follower of our blog, you might remember a recent story about Donald Gould. Donald found his way off the streets after his musical talent got him discovered on the streets of Florida. In... Read More


End summer with a new job at Portland Rescue Mission

It’s back-to-school time, and that means for many people, either they are in school themselves, or they have kids who are. It could also mean that for those of you who are not in school might be thinking about a new job and career change. If so, consider what’s available... Read More


Secure your legacy, support Portland Rescue Mission’s future

  When it comes to our finances, planning for the future can be quite an undertaking. And for many individuals, it can also be a very intimidating notion. Have you planned you and your family’s legacy? If not, Portland Rescue Mission is here to help, and we have free... Read More