Category Archives: Shepherd’s Door


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


A Second Chance – Rachel’s Story of Hope

Rachel awoke on a pile of dirt, freezing cold. It took her a minute, but then she remembered what happened. She had entered Shepherd’s Door, our addiction recovery program for women, but a series of poor choices led to her having to leave. Now she was alone, back on the... Read More

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Mondays at the Mission: Ep 14 – Family Life Ministry

The Family Life Ministry here at Portland Rescue Mission seeks to bring mothers and their children into a healthy, nurturing, self-sustaining relationship. Women learn to be good, healthy moms while their kids learn foundational life skills. READ MORE: Family Life Ministry... Read More


New Seasons Helps Prepare for Spring

A volunteer team from the Sellwood New Seasons grocery store recently arrived at Shepherd’s Door – our addiction recovery facility for women and children – ready to meet new friends, learn more about what we do, and, of course – get their hands dirty.... Read More


Church Group Serves Dinner, Smiles

One night a month, dedicated volunteer teams from Lake Grove Presbyterian Church armed with good food and fun crafts arrive at Shepherd’s Door, our addiction recovery center for women and their kids. They totally take over the kitchen – chopping, peeling and slicing... Read More

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Shepherd’s Door Graduation Video!

Just a few weeks ago, Rachel, Gina and Linda overcame addiction and graduated from our New Life Ministry recovery program! Watch the quick video below or by clicking here. SEE ALSO: Full Article – Shepherd’s Door Graduation  Thank you for partnering with us to... Read More


Out of the Darkness – Kathy’s Story of Hope

Kathy isn’t a middle-aged man. She’s never slept on the streets of downtown Portland, and she’s never held a cardboard sign on a street corner. When you hear the words “homeless person,” you probably would never imagine someone like Kathy. But... Read More

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Three Women Overcome Homelessness & Addiction

Thanks to the generosity of supporters like you, three women are embarking on new lives! Last Friday, January 3rd, Gina, Linda and Rachel graduated from New Life Ministry, our one-year residential addiction recovery program! Throughout their time at Shepherd’s Door, our... Read More


Mondays at the Mission: Episode 1

Welcome to the first episode of Mondays at the Mission, our brand-new insider access to the stories, people and events happening right here at Portland Rescue Mission! To kick things off this week, we have a quick behind-the-scenes video with Gina, one of the three graduates... Read More


Christmas at the Mission

Christmas 2013 was a very special time for the residents and guests that we serve. Thanks to your support, we were able to provide them with good food, a warm place to stay, and Christmas presents for many. At our Burnside Shelter, one very generous donor provided us with food... Read More