PRM is a fantastic organization in every way. Their passion to help the homeless, hurting, and addicted is clearly observed throughout the organization. Not only does PRM treat those they serve well, but they also treat volunteers and employees in an outstanding way. They are continually looking to improve their services, as well as make them more efficient.
working here is a grand experience. there is never a dull moment, and you're always being challenged to better yourself!
I've been working for Portland Rescue Mission's New life Ministry program for roughly a year. This is the third non-profit that I've been employed with in the last 12 years. Few people realize the degree to which non-profit's impact their city. The Portland Rescue Mission has been doing some heavy lifting including providing shelter, and two residential programs for men and women struggling with addiction. The Portland Rescue Mission is an iconic institution that has served the city of Portland for decades and has a reputation for delivering volumes of grace to the untouchable elements of our city. There are few organizations that have so closely aligned themselves with the teaching of Christ, and the ethic (or Spirit) that has brought "Goodwill to all mankind" not merely in word but in deed.
My name is Angelique Hall, I'm a Community Life Specialist at Shepherd's Door. When I began working for The Portland Mission over a year ago I met a beautiful woman who came to Shepherd's Door in deep depression for help. She recently suffered the suicide of her father and was fighting thoughts of suicide herself. I'd never met a woman so broken and hopeless, truthfully I feared there was no hope for her. Today she has graduated from the program and is a completely transformed person from the woman I first met! She went from a hopeless and depressed woman to a woman full of the life! After she left the program we kept in contact, she is a constant reminder of the power God has to transform even the darkest of situations. It's a tremendous blessing to work for a program that helps women receive the tools they need to recover and live a hopeful and successful life!
I have seen people's lives radically transformed through the programs and the caring staff at Portland Rescue Mission. I have worked here for 5 years and believe in the heart of this Mission to give hope and restore life. The staff are people of compassion and integrity. They have great wisdom and are willing to challenge men and women to take the next step forward.
This is an incredible place to volunteer at or work for. Portland Rescue Mission recently was named one of the "Best Christian Workplaces 2016"! If you don't know much about what Portland Rescue Mission does at their may locations, watch the video Relentless Compassion: A Day in the Life of Portland Rescue Mission.
In reponse to Carrie's review, what's most unfortunate is that the local media and the event organizer took this story to the market with only one side to the story. Portland Rescue Mission's decision to not partner with the Dec. 2010 "Queer Quistmas" was a sponsorship decision, not a decision to decline the much-needed and useful contribution of blankets and winter outerwear. We were willing to accept the donations, but the organizer chose to direct the gifts elsewhere (after taking his story to both TV and web). Fortunately, the donated coats still benefited the homeless people of the community who we serve everyday at Portland Rescue Mission. Our decision to decline the sponsorship was primarily based on the urgency of a decision (it was less than 3 weeks away) and our inability to provide all the benefits that the organizer/event would require. We regret the confusion that this issue has created in our local community and the greater community of LGBT concerns.
Review from Guidestar