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Causes: Emergency Assistance, Homeless & Housing, Homeless Centers, Homeless Shelters, Human Services

Mission: We share the Word of God and demonstrate the love of Christ to transform the lives of homeless and addicted people.

Results: Generous community support provides more than 330,000 meals a year and 82,000 nights of safe shelter to people in crisis. Hundreds of men, women and children are touched by our short- and long-term recovery programs designed to meet a hurting person at their point of need and help them on their journey home.

Target demographics: Men, women and children suffering in homelessness, addiction, hunger and abuse.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 330,000 meals, 82,000 nights of shelter, hundreds of lives touched by our recovery programs

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 80 staff, more than 3,000 volunteers, an annual budget of $10 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 gives hope to people in crisis. Generous community support provides food, shelter, 24/7 restrooms, clothing, showers, mail service and connection to area resources. Our New Life Ministries for men and women provide a yearlong residential program with addiction recovery, life skills and spiritual growth. The Harbor (10336 NE Wygent) houses up to 42 men. Shepherd's Door (13207 NE Halsey) houses up to 62 women and children. The Mission also includes our Drive Away Hunger car sales and donations program and Mission Bar-B-Que catering. Proceeds support all of our programs to give hope and restore life to hurting people in need.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

4 Dave K.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

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Donor

Rating: 5

We've been donating to Portland Rescue Mission for the last 11 years. This is an amazing ministry. They have helped so many men, women and children. We absolutely love hearing and reading the stories of the lives that have been changed because of what this mission is doing. We have a family member who is looking at being homeless in the next few weeks and Portland Rescue Mission is the number one place that we and many others have recommended. We could not imagine not giving to this organization. Thank You Portland Rescue Mission!
The Rease Family.

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Donor

Rating: 5

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.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

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.