Tuesday, December 29, 2009

60 Years of Hope

2009 marked Portland Rescue Mission's 60th year giving hope to hurting men, women and children affected by homelessness, addiction and abuse.

60 Years of Hope (Quicktime Version)


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Portland Rescue Mission started in 1949 as a soup kitchen by the Burnside Bridge. Six decades later, we're still known for compassionate care to homeless men, women and children.

But the heart of our ministry lies in our recovery programs where hurting people find help through addiction recovery, counseling, adult education, job training, emotional healing and spiritual renewal.

Your support gives more than a meal. More than a bed. You give HOPE. Donate online at www.PortlandRescueMission.org. Or call 503-MISSION (647-7466)

Monday, December 7, 2009

KOIN Local 6 - "Keep It Local" Broadcast

KOIN Local 6 featured Portland Rescue Mission for the "Keep It Local" broadcast on Wednesday, November 4th.

KOIN Local 6 - "Keep It Local" Broadcast, 84 MB (Quicktime Version)


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Watch now to see inspiring stories from Bryan and Emily, as well as practical tips on how to help a homeless man or woman. 

This 60-minute broadcast aired on Wednesday, November 4th at 4:00 PM.

Donate online at www.PortlandRescueMission.org. Or call 503-MISSION (647-7466)

KOIN Local 6 - Give Hope Telethon

In November, KOIN Local 6 and Portland Rescue Mission partnered through the GIVE HOPE Telethon to help feed and care for hurting men, women and children affected by homelessness.

KOIN Local 6 - Give Hope Telethon, 42 MB (Quicktime Version)


KOIN Local 6 - Give Hope Broadcast from pdxmission on Vimeo.

Watch now to see behind the scenes of Portland Rescue Mission. Meet David and Erin -- just two people who tell how their lives are changing thanks to your support.  And see just how powerful a single meal can be.

This 30-minute broadcast aired on Wednesday, November 4th at 7:30 PM.

Donate online at www.PortlandRescueMission.org. Or call 503-MISSION (647-7466)

Monday, November 30, 2009

Evan's Story of Hope

Last winter, Portland, Oregon was hit with major snowstorm right at Christmas. Evan nearly froze to death in it.

Evan's Story of Hope (Quicktime Version)

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This year, Evan has a safe, warm place to sleep -- and so much more.

In our recovery program, Evan is healing from the addictions and issues that led him to homelessness.

Your support can give so much this holiday season. Donate online at www.PortlandRescueMission.org. Or call 503-MISSION (647-7466)

Monday, November 23, 2009

Angel's Story of Hope

Angel was born on Thanksgiving -- yet the holiday meant almost nothing to him.

Angel's Story of Hope (Quicktime Version)

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Last year, he was homeless and hungry. This year, after months in our recovery ministry, Angel is surrounded by friends who care.

He's healing from the inside out. He has a new kind of family to spend Thanksgiving with.

Your support gives hope--especially during the holidays. Donate online at www.PortlandRescueMission.org. Or call 503-MISSION (647-7466)

Monday, November 2, 2009

What Can A Meal Do?

What can one meal give? We asked some of our homeless friends to tell us.

What Can A Meal Do? (Quicktime Version)

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When hurting men and women hit bottom, Portland Rescue Mission becomes their place of refuge. A hot meal, warm shower, a safe bed and clean clothes let them know that someone still cares.

Your gift gives more than a meal, more than a bed. You help us give hope. Donate online at www.PortlandRescueMission.org. Or call 503-MISSION (647-7466)

Monday, October 19, 2009

Ken's Story of Hope

Ken's addiction robbed him of some of the most important moments of his life.

Ken's Story of Hope (Quicktime Version)

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How has he changed after a year in our New Life Recovery Program?

Your support gives men like Ken the second chance they need. Donate online at www.PortlandRescueMission.org. Or call 503-MISSION (647-7466)

Monday, September 28, 2009

Terri's Story of Hope

On her hands and knees beneath the Morrison Bridge, she cried out desperately for help. Today, Terri is safe at Shepherd's Door, the women and children's recovery center of Portland Rescue Mission.

Terri's Story of Hope (Quicktime Version)

Terri from pdxmission on Vimeo.


Through counseling, she's healing emotionally and growing spiritually. Every day, she's one step closer to a brand new life.

Your support gives hope to women like Terri. Donate online at www.PortlandRescueMission.org. Or call 503-MISSION (647-7466)

Monday, September 14, 2009

Mina's Story of Hope

"I felt hurt. I felt... not wanted."

Mina's Story of Hope (Quicktime Version)

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As a teen, Mina ran away to escape the abuse in her home. Years later, she lived out of her car, alone and afraid.

Thanks to your support, Mina found Shepherd's Door -- a refuge of safety for women and children affected by abuse, addiction and homelessness.

Donate online at www.PortlandRescueMission.org. Or call 503-MISSION (647-7466)

Monday, September 7, 2009

Richard's Story of Hope

"If it wasn't for Portland Rescue Mission, I would just be another bum on the street..."

Richard's Story of Hope (Quicktime Version)

Richard from pdxmission on Vimeo.


When he was homeless, Richard often came to us for a hot meal and a safe place to sleep. But he knew he needed something more -- he needed a way out.

Your support helps give more than a meal, more than a bed. YOU GIVE HOPE.

Donate online at www.PortlandRescueMission.org. Or call 503-MISSION (647-7466)

Friday, August 28, 2009

Jeff's Story of Hope

"I literally froze to the ground one night."

Jeff's Story of Hope (Quicktime Version)

Jeff from pdxmission on Vimeo.


Jeff slept in the bushes by I-205, lonely, crying, desperate for help. Today at Portland Rescue Mission, he's starting a new life.

Donate online at www.PortlandRescueMission.org. Or call 503-MISSION (647-7466)

Monday, August 10, 2009

Debbie's Story of Hope

Debbie lived in denial about her alcoholism. Until it destroyed her life.

Debbie's Story of Hope (Quicktime Version)

Debbie from pdxmission on Vimeo.


Women like Debbie often use alcohol to numb deep pain in their lives. Your support helps offer them healing that frees them from addiction.

Donate online at www.PortlandRescueMission.org. Or call 503-MISSION (647-7466)

Monday, August 3, 2009

Erin's Story of Hope

"I needed help to live normal," says Erin. Today, even her kids have noticed the change in her.

Erin's Story of Hope (Quicktime Version)

Erin from pdxmission on Vimeo.


Your support re-unites families, bringing moms and kids together. Thank you.

Donate online at www.PortlandRescueMission.org. Or call 503-MISSION (647-7466)

Monday, July 20, 2009

Larry's Story of Hope

Larry knew there had to be something more to life. New life is possible.

Larry's Story of Hope (Quicktime Version)

Larry from pdxmission on Vimeo.


Thanks to our generous donors, Larry--and many more like him--are finding a way out of homelessness and addiction.

Donate online at www.PortlandRescueMission.org. Or call 503-MISSION (647-7466)

Monday, July 13, 2009

Emily's Story of Hope

Emily felt abused and worthless. How could she be loved and free again?

Emily's Story of Hope (Quicktime Version)

Emily from pdxmission on Vimeo.


With your help, we rebuild broken hearts like Emily's. Thank you for your compassionate support.

Donate online at www.PortlandRescueMission.org. Or call 503-MISSION (647-7466)

Monday, July 6, 2009

Joseph's Story of Hope

"There's no way I'm goin' in there!" Joseph thought. Today, he's glad he did.

Joseph's Story of Hope (Quicktime Version)

Joseph from pdxmission on Vimeo.


No one expects to end up homeless or addicted. But when they're ready for a way out, Portland Rescue Mission offers hope.

Donate online at www.PortlandRescueMission.org. Or call 503-MISSION (647-7466)

Monday, June 22, 2009

Parrish's Story of Hope

Parrish couldn't control his urge for drugs. What finally set him free?

Parrish's Story of Hope (Quicktime Version)

Parrish from pdxmission on Vimeo.


Addicted men and women are often left completely broken and alone. With your help, we help hurting people start a new life they never thought possible.

Donate online at www.PortlandRescueMission.org. Or call 503-MISSION (647-7466)

Monday, June 8, 2009

Kathleen's Story of Hope

Kathleen was a professional addictions counselor -- yet she became an addict.

Kathleen's Story of Hope (Quicktime Version)

Kathleen from pdxmission on Vimeo.


No one expects their life to fall apart. With your compassionate support, we offer women like Kathleen a way back to wholeness.

Donate online at www.PortlandRescueMission.org. Or call 503-MISSION (647-7466)

Monday, May 25, 2009

Robert's Story of Hope

Robert needed more than a meal and a bed. He needed hope.

Robert's Story of Hope (Quicktime Version)

Robert from pdxmission on Vimeo.


When life hits bottom, it can be extremely difficult for homeless men and women to get back up. Your gift today helps us offer a way home.

Donate online at www.PortlandRescueMission.org. Or call 503-MISSION (647-7466)

Monday, May 11, 2009

David's Story of Hope

David killed a man – and lived with guilt for 17 years. A brave confession set his life on a new path.

David's Story of Hope (Quicktime Version)

David from pdxmission on Vimeo.


Your support helps men like David get off the street and into total life recovery. Thank you.

Donate online at www.PortlandRescueMission.org. Or call 503-MISSION (647-7466)

Monday, May 4, 2009

Jeni's Story of Hope

Jeni and her kids were living in filth when hope for a new life was right next door.

Jeni's Story of Hope (Quicktime Version)

Jeni from pdxmission on Vimeo.


The generous support of our donors helps moms and kids have a new chance at a healthy life.

Donate online at www.PortlandRescueMission.org. Or call 503-MISSION (647-7466)

Monday, April 27, 2009

Mark's Story of Hope

54 years of hard living. "I have hope now," says Mark.

Mark's Story of Hope (Quicktime Version)

Mark from pdxmission on Vimeo.


Mark is proof that it's never too late to make a change. Your partnership with Portland Rescue Mission offers that chance to more men and women like Mark.

Donate online at www.PortlandRescueMission.org. Or call 503-MISSION (647-7466)

Monday, April 13, 2009

Mike's Story of Hope

Suicide seemed like the only answer, but God had different plans for Mike.

Mike's Story of Hope (Quicktime Version)

Mike from pdxmission on Vimeo.


Your compassionate support saves lives of men and women who have lost a reason to live.

Donate online at www.PortlandRescueMission.org. Or call 503-MISSION (647-7466)

Monday, April 6, 2009

Alla's Story of Hope

Alla's parents came to America for freedom. But even in a new country, their family remained slaves to alcoholism.

Alla's Story of Hope (Quicktime Version)

Alla from pdxmission on Vimeo.


Today, Alla is making her own choice of freedom -- this time from addiction. She's making a new life for her -- and her daughter.

Your gift today gives hope and total life recovery to women like Alla. You help break the generational cycle of addiction, homelessness and abuse..

Donate online at www.PortlandRescueMission.org. Or call 503-MISSION (647-7466)

Monday, March 30, 2009

Byron's Story of Hope

After 7 years living in a car, could Byron hope for a normal life?

Byron's Story of Hope (Quicktime Version)


Byron from pdxmission on Vimeo.

Homeless doesn't have to mean hopeless. Your support offers total life recovery to men and women who truly want a way out.

Donate online at www.PortlandRescueMission.org. Or call 503-MISSION (647-7466)

Monday, March 9, 2009

Jeanine's Story of Hope

Be abused or be homeless?  Jeanine had to choose.

Jeanine's Story of Hope  (Quicktime Version)


Jeanine from pdxmission on Vimeo.

Your support gives mothers like Jeanine safety and a new start.

Donate online at www.PortlandRescueMission.org or call 503-MISSION (647-7466).

Monday, March 2, 2009

Dale's Story of Hope

Dale doubted his own ability to change. Today, he has a new heart and mind--and his own place to live.

Dale's Story of Hope (Quicktime Version)

Men like Dale need more than food and shelter. They need a total life recovery--healing from the inside out. Your support helps it happen.

Donate online at www.PortlandRescueMission.org or call 503-MISSION (647-7466).

Monday, February 9, 2009

Mike's Story of Hope

What happens to the men and women who graduate from our recovery programs? We caught up with Mike to find out.

Mike's Story of Hope (Quicktime Version)


Mike from pdxmission on Vimeo.

Your support provides a long-term solution for homelessness and addiction. Donate online today at www.PortlandRescueMission.org or call 503-MISSION (647-7466).

Monday, February 2, 2009

Lynn's Story of Hope

Alcohol couldn't heal Lynn's broken heart.

Lynn's Story of Hope (Quicktime Version)


Lynn from pdxmission on Vimeo.

Trapped in decades of abuse, Lynn longed to be free. The compassion and tenderness she found at Shepherd's Door set her on a journey toward healing.

Help more women like Lynn find freedom. Donate online at http://www.portlandrescuemission.org/ or call 503-MISSION (647-7466).

Friday, January 16, 2009

Randy's Story of Hope

Randy wasted so many years in addiction.  He barely felt human anymore.

Randy's Story of Hope  (Quicktime Version)



Randy from pdxmission on Vimeo.

Time after time, Portland Rescue Mission gave Randy a meal, a bed, a shower.  Turns out, a meal can make all the difference.

Your support can change the lives of more men and women like Randy.  Donate online today at www.PortlandRescueMission.org or call 503-MISSION (647-7466).