Category Archives: Reaching Out

Portland Rescue Mission – ¡En Español!

Portland Rescue Mission serves a wide variety of men, women and children suffering from homelessness.  It’s not unusual to come across some who speak Spanish and very little English.  With the help of Spanish speaking staff and volunteers, we’re able to... Read More

Against the Wall – Annual Report

New Annual Report Shows High Impact In Current Recession Our latest Annual Report shows continued efficiency and significant impact in the lives of hurting people. Since 1949, Portland Rescue Mission has been feeding and caring for hurting, hungry people. In recent decades,... Read More

How Important Is A Restroom?

Last December, Holly, a member of our staff, met Rick* sitting on the sidewalk outside the Burnside Shelter.  Rick hadn’t eaten all day.  He was exhausted and dehydrated. Dinner was about to be served inside the Mission, so Holly invited Rick to stay and eat.... Read More

Fixing Bikes For Homeless Men and Women

From L to R: Wrench Raiders volunteer Jacob Martinez, Larry Carver, Wrench Raiders founder C.J. Speelman.(Photos © J. Maus) From BikePortland.org: CJ Speelman has been working with the homeless for about six years. For him, bikes are merely a way to build community and relationships.... Read More

World Homeless Day – Top 10 Lists

Millions of people around the world mobilized to participate in the first annual World Homeless Day on 10-10-10. Portland Rescue Mission launched the www.1010PDX.org website as a catalyst and resource for participation in the Portland, Oregon area. We’ve counted down... Read More

Give A Panhandler A Credit Card?

From Toronto’s www.TheStar.com: What would happen if, instead of spare change, you handed a person in need the means to shop for whatever they needed? What would they buy? Can you spare your credit card, sir? In New York City, an advertising executive recently handed... Read More

Tender Care for Homeless Women

Life for any homeless person is difficult. But much more so for homeless women — a majority of whom experience dangers of violence and rape while on the streets. Last Saturday, April 24th, Portland Rescue Mission provided a safe haven for around 75 of these hurting women... Read More

Reaching Out To Homeless Women

Life for any homeless person is difficult.  But much more so for homeless women — a majority of whom experience dangers of violence and rape while on the streets. Last Saturday, Portland Rescue Mission provided a safe haven for around 75 of these hurting women at... Read More