The homeless, families facing eviction, and Portland residents overcoming struggles may get help from the Rescue Mission. Social services and resources offered include emergency shelter, information on transitional housing, addiction recovery, and general self-sufficiency services. Case mangers and staff will help individuals overcoming homelessness or any type of addiction or struggle. The main phone number is 503-647-7466.
Short term, emergency assistance may include shelter, food, and other emergency services. Most days the rescue mission will serve a free hot breakfast and/or dinner to the needy. An overnight shelter is on site, but due to demand there is usually a lottery system in place. However during the winter months the space dedicated to the shelter and the total number of beds available will increase to help get people out of the cold. As needed, staff can offer referrals to other Multnomah County area agencies. The main location is known as Burnside Shelter and it is located at 111 W. Burnside, Portland, OR 97209. Call 503-906-7690.
Food, hot meals and shelter is always available to people who come through their doors. Most of the clients are poor, hungry, were evicted, sick, afraid or lonely. Many of the people who call on the Rescue Mission see no way out of their circumstances. The charity will try to give them a hot meal, clothing, a safe bed and other care. When it comes to meeting nutritional needs, they serve hot, nutritious meals, including breakfast and dinner.
There is also a 12 month Recovery Program that is available. Separate components are for men and women in the region. One option is a faith-based residential recovery program known as Burnside. This is for men from the greater Portland area. The other component, which is for women, is called Shepherd’s Door. It can also provide assistance to their children. The location for women is at 13207 NE Halsey in Portland, OR 97230.
Referrals and information is also disbursed for other non-profit and government resources in the county. The Rescue Mission works closely with area non-profit organizations, charities and social services to help the poor, homeless and those that are struggling. They try to help men and women get the care they need. The organization can also provide details on local Multnomah County transitional housing programs and places that may be able to help with paying a deposit or rent on a new residence.
An objective of almost any program administered is to get people back on track. Many of the essential emergency services they offer the community, such as food, meals, and shelter, create the possibility for deeper relationships in the future. The staff work to offer a solution to the root causes of homelessness. This can lead to employment, career counseling, and then more longer term transitional housing opportunities.
A key self-sufficiency service is the Rescue Mission New Life Ministry. This can help men and women experience healing in every aspect of their lives through counseling, addiction recovery, education, case management, life skills training and overall renewal. The program is available free of charge.
Donations and the time of volunteers is always needed. Any help that people provide allows the Rescue Mission to continue to serve life-saving meals, offer shelter and other essential care. You can help the organization offer counseling, addiction recovery, and practical job skills to start a new life.
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