Category Archives: Shepherd’s Door

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Mondays at the Mission: Ep 34 – Tiffany Helps Homeless Women

Tiffany came to Portland Rescue Mission just over a year ago: broken, addicted, homeless. With just a sliver of hope left, she entered our New Life Ministry addictions recovery program at Shepherd’s Door. Twelve months later, Tiffany’s life has been radically changed.... Read More

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Four Women Graduate From Recovery Program!

Four women are springing into new phases of their lives after officially graduating from Shepherd’s Door, our women’s addiction recovery program! Each woman has spent roughly the last 12 months here at the Mission. They’ve learned not only how to overcome... Read More

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Recovery Residents Enjoy Summer

It’s been an awesome summer for our addiction recovery residents at The Harbor and Shepherd’s Door! Hot, sunny weather is here and the men and women in our programs have taken full advantage of the amazing natural beauty of Oregon. We’ve found that physical... Read More

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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


Reason To Fear – Barbara’s Story of Hope

Barbara had reached her end. Abused as a child, she took her first drink at age 12. For years, her alcoholism betrayed her – leading Barbara down a path of broken relationships and pain. She was ready to be done. “I completely gave up. I checked into a motel room... 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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Mondays at the Mission: Ep 18 – Volunteers From New Seasons

A team from New Seasons Market volunteered last Thursday, cleaning the gardens and planting seeds at Shepherd’s Door, our women’s and children’s ministry. The team consisted of twenty department and store managers from the Seven Corners location.  “We... Read More

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Mondays at the Mission: Ep 16 – Cheryl Gets Her GED!

Cheryl came to Shepherd’s Door, our addiction recovery facility for women, about six months ago. She was hurting and broken, but since being in our New Life Ministry program, she’s made great strides toward recovery, and she just recently received her GED! Check... Read More


Mondays at the Mission: Ep 15 – Meet Our Volunteers: Betty

Betty has been faithfully volunteering at Shepherd’s Door, our addiction recovery facility for women and their kids, for almost 5 years!  ALSO READ: Team from New Seasons Volunteers at Shepherd’s Door  Watch Betty’s video If you’d like to volunteer,... Read More