Portland Rescue Mission Ministries, Inc.

Rating: 4 stars   13 reviews

Issues: Homeless & Housing, Human Services

Location: PO Box 3713 Portland OR 97208 USA

Mission: We share the Word of God and demonstrate the love of Christ to transform the lives of homeless and addicted people.
Geographic areas served: Portland, Oregon and southwest Washington
Programs: Portland Rescue Mission grew from a volunteer effort in 1949 to an organization today with more than 70 staff, more than 1,000 volunteers, an annual budget of $8 million, and three facilities focused on serving the needs of homeless people in the Portland area. 
The Burnside Shelter is a 35,000 square-foot landmark at the Burnside Bridge (111 W. Burnside) that houses more than 100 homeless guests and 25 residents who participate in recovery and education programs. 
Next Step (10336 NE Wigent) provides transitional housing and ongoing recovery for another 25 men, helping them make a successful transition back into society. More than 50 are at various stages of a long-term recovery program that advances new career and educational opportunities with the intention of transforming their lives for the better. 
Shepherd's Door (13207 NE Halsey), a shelter for women and children, houses more than 70 women and children, providing safe shelter, food, and recovery care. Its proven Life Skills training program and Children's Learning Center are on the cutting edge of women's and children's recovery care.
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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

This the best organization I know of! The PRM truly returns to the God given human life "what the locust have eaten". I only pray that I could live closer so I could volunteer. The monies I donate I could not give to better organization. Many, many continued blessings and successes to your organization.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

reading about your successes on your web page. I praise and thank the Lord for everyone of them..

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

donate more.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

their success stories.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

I have met none.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

be used by God more

Ways to make it better...

You are one of the best!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

more successes.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Nothing at this time.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

I learned about this organization back in 2000 when we went to an event at the Portland Expo center around Christmas. I loved that they were a Christian Organization and have been making donations every year since. We give as much as we can, when we can. They really help a lot of people out in all aspects of their lives and I pray that they will continue to gain more donations and support so that they can reach out to even more people in need. God bless all who give to The Portland Rescue Mission.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Paying close attention to those who they have helped. They make huge differences in the lives of those they reach out to and help.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Seeing the changes they have made in many peoples lives.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Reach out to so many people in need and you can trust they would do everything in their power to touch the lives of as many people as they could.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

I love what this organization stands for, and believe in the work they are doing in the lives of men and women. What I love even more, is the way my life changes, after every interaction with this organization and the people they serve. When you volunteer, you expect to help someone else. What ends up happening, is you experience change in your own life, and come away feeling blessed. I am humbled to be able to serve these people who live a life that is so different than mine. I look forward all month to helping serve dinner on the last Friday of the month. I have been enough times that I am starting to recognize people, and get to know them. I feel like serving them is a small thing, compared to the difficulties they experience on a daily basis. I am so grateful for the opportunity to serve, and I really enjoy the staff and other volunteers at the Mission as well. Definitely a worthy place to donate your time and money!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the lives of many people I attend church with. I have seen the work they have done bearing great results, that may not have otherwise occurred without the Mission.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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