Category Archives: Shepherd’s Door

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Once suicidal, Amina found healing and healthy relationships at Shepherd’s Door

Suicide seemed like the only way out to Amina. After a fight with her ex-husband, he called the police and told enough lies to get Amina arrested. She stood in shock as an unbelievable nightmare unfolded — her children were stripped from her while Amina was handcuffed... Read More

Three women from Shepherd's Door enjoying life at 5Rock Ranch.

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Our dedicated staff and volunteers at Portland Rescue Mission love pouring out their hearts to serve men, women and children in need — 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. A special group of donors, our Circle of Friends, provide vital monthly support to keep our ministries... Read More

The kids of the Family Life Center gather to read a book at Shepherd's Door.

Help create a better future, work for Portland Rescue Mission

Believe it or not, April is over halfway done (though with all this sunshine in the Portland area right now, you might not realize it). Has your spring started off well? Here at Portland Rescue Mission, we continually strive to offer hope and restoration to those involved... Read More

Joanne Jackson smiles as she works on the community garden at Shepherd's Door.

Joanne Jackson spreading the joy of gardening at Shepherd’s Door

For 38 years, Joanne Jackson spent her working hours as an Infection Prevention Nurse at Providence Portland.“It was a very enjoyable job, but it started to become too much for me to cope with,” Joanne said. It was time to retire. Fortunately for Portland Rescue Mission’s... Read More

We serve over 330,000 meals a year to our homeless guests at the BUrnside Shelter.

Support Portland Rescue Mission through Fred Meyer, New Seasons, Whole Foods, more

Everyone shops. It’s part of our weekly routine. But did you know it is also one of the easiest ways you can support Portland Rescue Mission? Thanks to our shopping partners, you can get great deals and also help restore the lives of hurting people in need. Fox12 Daily Deals... Read More

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Family Life Center shows kids affected by addiction ‘unconditional love’

Children aren’t typically who we first imagine when we think about homelessness. The truth is that women and children are the fastest growing segment of the homeless population. Portland Rescue Mission seeks to embrace not only women in need of healing, but also their... Read More

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Shepherd’s Door women experience ‘breakthroughs’ at 5Rock Ranch

Overcoming addiction and abuse can be emotionally and mentally draining for the women in our yearlong New Life Ministries Recovery Program. One way to encourage our women and children and offer space for further healing is to pack everyone up and take them on a retreat! Thanks... Read More

The "yard crew" of Shepherd's Door takes a break to pose for a photo.

Dennis’ 7 Dees brings life to Shepherd’s Door garden

Gardening and addiction recovery have a lot in common. The process is slow. It requires a great deal of tender care and hard work. Hard ground must be broken up. Weeds that choke growth have to be pulled. New growth is fragile, but strengthens when nurtured. Over time, something... Read More

Travis Vice pastors Roots Community in northeast Portland.

Growing Roots, growing family at Shepherd’s Door

Travis Vice was ready to be challenged. After serving as a local pastor for some time, he was commissioned to start a new church in the Parkrose neighborhood. Travis jumped at the chance to bring his passion to life – developing a supportive community of Christ-followers... Read More

"Glimmers" can be seen all through Portland Rescue Mission. Here's a glimpse.

Finding ‘glimmers’ of movement at Portland Rescue Mission

Portland Rescue Mission is about two things: giving hope and restoring life. For many of us that work here at the Mission, that comes in the form of what we refer to as “glimmer reports.” Simply put, “glimmer reports” are from those in our ministry who are in the trenches... Read More