Shepherd’s Door Graduation: Dani

Last month, we celebrated the graduation of five residents from Shepherd’s Door. Each graduate spent a few moments reflecting on the circumstances that brought them here and on the change they’ve experienced during their stay. “I’ve lived a life of confusion and fear as far…

Students Serve at Shepherd’s Door

Instead of spending extra money on coffee, movies and clothes, a group of students faithfully gives each month to provide a meal for the women and children at Portland Rescue Mission’s Shepherd’s Door facility. They purchase the meal and show up each month to cook,…

Shepherd’s Door Graduation: Colleen, Julie, Jenn & Izzy

As part of our New Life Ministries, Shepherd’s Door provides a safe space for up to 40 women, and 25 children, while they pursue recovery from addictions, develop life skills and restore healthy relationships. After the women complete the 12-month residential treatment program, we gather…

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From chaos to joy, Melissa finds freedom at Shepherd’s Door

Melissa lived a life of chaos. Before coming to Shepherd’s Door, she was heartbroken, overwhelmed and confused about who she was and what sort of value her life had. “I came in here with a lot of baggage, and I really had to be willing…

Lazara finds family, finds life at Shepherd’s Door

Family changed Lazara’s life at Shepherd’s Door. Prior to coming to Portland Rescue Mission, all Lazara wanted was to be reunited with her children. Walking through our doors, she knew it would take some work. A lot of work. But, by God’s grace, two months…

Moms and their children discover new life at Shepherd’s Door

Our women at Shepherd’s Door are courageous, especially our moms. It’s one thing to spend a year investing in your health, life and recovery as a single person, but it can take even more work and determination to come with your children and to seek…