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Burnside Shelter (Portland Rescue Mission)

We serve hot, nutritious meals -- up to 700 a day, 365 days a year.

Up to 120 men have short-term shelter with us each night. Clothing and showers are available to overnight guests.

We provide safe, secure, 24-hour restrooms for men, women, and children. This restores dignity and allows us to reach people we may not otherwise meet.

Mail Service:
We provide a mailing address for hundreds of homeless individuals vital service for anyone who needs an address for job applications, family correspondence and legal issues.

We refer our guests to treatment programs, medical providers, employment programs and transitional housing facilities to help get their needs met.

We invite our guests to hear the message of God's love and healing in our daily chapel services and Bible studies.

At our Burnside Shelter, up to 45 men participate in our residential New Life recovery programs.

As they begin to experience care and acceptance, these men slowly begin to see that a better life is possible. They don't have to continue to suffer for poor choices in their past.

In safe and grace-filled relationships with recovery counselors and fellow friends, they face the addictions, hurts and habits that have held them back from the life they've really wanted. They see that they have the power to choose a better way.

Shepherd's Door, our women and children's ministry center, is a refuge of safety and healing. The facility provides all they need "nutritious meals, safe accommodations, a beautiful and nurturing environment, counseling and training" all under one roof. Up to 37 women and their children engage in recovery during their 12 -18 month stay.

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