Monday, May 24, 2010

Betty Jean's Story of Hope

A 24-year drug addiction made Betty Jean desperate enough to turn to prostitution.

Betty Jean's Story of Hope (Quicktime Version)

Betty Jean from pdxmission on Vimeo.

"I was totally out of control," she remembers. "I was doing things I said I would never do. I know I'd be dead in some alley if God hadn't brought me to the Mission."

Today, Betty Jean is safe. She's healing in ways she never thought possible.

Your support will help restore more women like Betty Jean.

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

Monday, May 17, 2010

David's Story of Hope

David's twin sister was murdered. Overcome by grief and left without family support, David's life crumbled. He became homeless, unable to cope with life.

David's Story of Hope (Quicktime Version)

David's Story of Hope from pdxmission on Vimeo.

David isn't an addict. He isn't lazy. He's simply a broken man looking for a way back home.

Your support provides more than a meal, more than a bed. You give counseling and healing to restore hurting men and women to new lives. You give hope.

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

Monday, May 10, 2010

New Life Graduations

13 men and women celebrated milestones in their recovery in April 2010.

New Life Graduations (Quicktime Version)

New Life Graduations from pdxmission on Vimeo.

Thanks to your support these courageous men and women have faced the root causes of their addiction and hopelessness. They've completed a 12-18 month intensive recovery including counseling, education, life skills training, emotional healing and spiritual renewal.

These hurting people needed something more. More than a meal. More than a bed. They needed HOPE.

Help more homeless people find a way back home. Donate online at www.PortlandRescueMission.org. Or call 503-MISSION (647-7466)