Category Archives: Shepherd’s Door


Project Christmas Care: Make it a ‘Yellow and Black Friday’

As of Friday, the Christmas season is officially in full swing. Malls will be packed with people. Decorations will be up everywhere. Christmas lights will be glimmering. And between now and December 25, the calendar will be joyfully packed with activities and other events.... Read More

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Project Christmas Care: Make people in need feel loved and remembered

For many of the men and women in our New Life Ministries and Connect Ministry, the holidays remind them of dark and painful times. Their pasts are often filled with memories of homelessness, isolation, agony and discomfort.  With your help, this Christmas season offers... Read More

Julie Popova, and three of the kids from Shepherd's Door, enjoy some fall leaf piles.

Make the holidays memorable, work at Portland Rescue Mission

At Portland Rescue Mission, the holidays are a very special time. Since many of the men, women and children that come through our programs have often had painful memories of holidays past, the staff at the Mission are blessed with the opportunity to offer up a more hopeful... Read More

Raquel and staff member Mike Deckon hold up our last four winter coats at Shepherd's Door.

Rain boots, winter coats needed for the kids at Shepherd’s Door

For the women and children who take refuge at Shepherd’s Door, one of the last things we want them worrying about is how they’ll feed or clothe themselves and their family. Recovery is about transformation, and our goal is to give them hope for the future by restoring... Read More

Barb with Fox 12 Oregon's Amy Troy at our annual 2015 "Give Hope" Telethon.

Overflowing with joy, Barbara lights up Shepherd’s Door, Mission Bar-B-Que

Overflowing with joy, the smile on Barbara’s face is unmistakable. As she walks the halls at Shepherd’s Door, her transformation is evident to all. Barbara’s past life is but a distant memory, and all who meet her can’t help but be inspired by her story. “She’s... Read More

Darlene smiles, more blessed than ever, with her three sons.

12 years after Shepherd’s Door, Darlene has regained all that was lost

It’s late at night at Shepherd’s Door, our New Life Ministry for women and children in northeast Portland. A woman comes downstairs, anxious and unable to sleep. She has a court date tomorrow to find out if she’ll gain custody of her children now that she’s in recovery.... Read More

A couple of boys from Shepherd's Door finish up their appointment with Medical Teams International's Mobile Dentist Program.

Medical Teams’ dental program stops by Shepherd’s Door to serve residents

Dentistry may not be the first thing people think about when it comes to health care, but it is certainly one of the most vital. It can also be expensive, which makes it nearly impossible for those experiencing homelessness. And that is where Medical Teams International’s... Read More

'Nurse Ashley' cares for a resident who has come by her office at Shepherd's Door.

‘Nurse Ashley’ uses New Life Ministries to spread the joy of holistic health

“You have so much value and so much worth and are so deeply loved by the Lord,” said Ashley Van Brunt as she spoke those words over the new women at Shepherd’s Door. This was their first nutrition class with “Nurse Ashley.” “Part of His love for you is wanting …... Read More


Give hope monthly at Portland Rescue Mission, join our Circle Of Friends

Are you passionate about Portland Rescue Mission? If so, consider joining our very special Circle of Friends! As a member of our Circle of Friends, you choose the amount of support you want to give each month, and it will be automatically deducted from your bank account or... Read More


Help transform lives, work at Portland Rescue Mission

At Portland Rescue Mission, we are blessed to give hope and restore life to men, women and children in life crisis. Our New Life Ministries at Shepherd’s Door (women and children) and The Harbor (men) are 12-month programs designed to help people break free from addiction... Read More