Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Greg's Story of Hope

"My life spiraled out of control," Greg says. "I was depressed, angry and all I could do was crawl into isolation. I didn't need anyone, I didn't want to be needed by anyone, and I sure didn't need God. It was just me and my bottle of alcohol or pills."

Greg's Story of Hope (Quicktime Version)

Greg came to Portland Rescue Mission after years of alcohol and drug use. He had lost his job, his home, his wife and children. "After my divorce, I knew I needed to make some changes."

Today, Greg celebrates sobriety he never thought possible. "I've found myself, I've found fellowship in healthy relationships, and I understand who God wants me to be. And I'm connecting with my three children in a healthy way, too."

Your support restores hope and changes lives. Help more hurting people like Greg when you donate online or call 503-MISSION (647-7466).

Monday, May 14, 2012

New Life Graduation, Spring 2012

Thanks to friends like you, eight men and women from our New Life Recovery Ministry celebrated graduations / transitions last month.

New Life Graduation, Spring 2012 (Quicktime Version)

These courageous men and women are so grateful for the help they’ve received. Some have achieved their GED. Many are entering the workforce. They stand tall, embracing a healthy new life.

Several of our recent graduates are moms. Your support keeps families like theirs together, breaking the generational cycle of homelessness, addiction and abuse.

Thanks for helping us give something more. More than a meal. More than a bed. You give HOPE. To help more hurting people, donate online or call 503-MISSION (647-7466).