Category Archives: Shepherd’s Door

"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

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Be the change, work for Portland Rescue Mission (job openings)

Have you been thinking about a job change recently? Are you a student looking an internship? If so, opportunities abound here at Portland Rescue Mission. We are actively searching for passionate people to work in a transformational faith-based environment where lives are being... Read More

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Give hope, restore life this summer; intern with New Life Ministries

Summer isn’t all that far away, and that means if you are a student, you might be looking for an internship. So, if you’re looking for a life-changing experience, spend the summer as an intern with Portland Rescue Mission in our New Life Ministries at either Shepherd’s... Read More

Robbin Van Rys facilitates her art therapy class at Shepherd's Door.

Shepherd’s Door women using art to help solidify recovery process

For the women in our yearlong New Life Ministry at Shepherd’s Door, recovery is a challenging process to go through. In the safe, healing environment of Shepherd’s Door, these women learn to invite God into the wounds of their past, healing the root causes behind their... Read More

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Portland Rescue Mission: Where we’ve been in 2015, so far

Don’t look now, but we are already through the first two months of 2015 and inching closer and closer to the official start of spring (March 20 to be exact). Have you been keeping tabs on what’s been happening at Portland Rescue Mission? If not, stay informed and... Read More

Hunter (second from right) celebrates with others from The Harbor after completing the Rock 'n' Roll Portland Half Marathon.

Help train New Life Ministries residents for Helvetia Half Marathon

Not all that long ago, Hunter Quinton’s life changed forever. (Watch Hunter’s Story of Hope). As one of the first graduates of our New Life Ministry at The Harbor since it moved into its new facility back in 2013, he discovered transformation comes in multiple facets.... Read More

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‘Wow’ moments at Portland Rescue Mission (and current job openings)

When you work at an organization like Portland Rescue Mission, “wow” moments are regularly sprinkled throughout the work week. In a place where lives are being transformed regularly, our staff has the opportunity to hear those stories from guests as well as see those themselves.... Read More

Ladies from Shepherd's Door serve down at our Burnside Shelter.

Shepherd’s Door women give back, serve faithfully at Burnside Shelter

Blessings come in all shapes and sizes, and while it’s one blessing to be able to help someone find hope by getting them off the street, it’s even more so when you start to see those same people giving back. At Shepherd’s Door, this is exactly what has been happening... Read More

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Christine Ourada loves ‘rubbing shoulders with Jesus’ as Shepherd’s Door Director

For many people, one of their greatest desires and yet biggest disappointments is a complete lack of meaningful work. Not so for Christine Ourada, Director of Women and Children’s Ministries for Portland Rescue Mission. Take a tour with her at Shepherd’s Door, listen... Read More

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Connect helps Robin get her faith back at our Burnside Shelter

Our Connect program for women at the Burnside Shelter hasn’t been around long (it started in 2014), but dozens of women’s lives have already been transformed. The Oregonian’s seven-week series on “Our Homeless Crisis” in Portland includes the life of Robin, one... Read More