Homeless & Housing,
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.