Operation Nightwatch is a non-sectarian night ministry of friendship and community
that has been serving Portland’s street population since 1981.
Whereas other agencies exist to provide services such as housing, food, and clothing to the homeless, low-income, and mentally ill, ONW’s unique vision is that these populations also suffer from simple social isolation. Our simple mission is to reach out to them, nurturing relationship.
We welcome each person who comes to us, just as they are. No one is required to conform to any particular belief or faith practice in order to receive our services.
VIDEO: "Introducing Operation Nightwatch"
How Much Does It Cost to Operate Our Hospitality Centers? (I)
Not that much, really--if you calculate costs on the basis of per-guest-per-night. For the cost of a frappacino, you could support the enjoyment of two guests at our Downtown Hospitality Center (and more guests than that at our other Hospitality Centers)!
Take a look at how the costs pencil out:
Amanda Smith to Serve as Summer Intern
Amanda Smith, our work-study student from the University of Portland for the spring term, has moved over to another chair and will serve as our summer intern.
In that capacity, Amanda will still be working at our Downtown Hospitality Center, but she will also be with us during the week working on some special projects and "getting the hang" of what's required to keep a non-profit running.
Welcome, Amanda, to your new position!
Looking for a Couple of Good Board Members
As at least two vacancies will appear on the Operation Nightwatch Board of Directors due to expiration of Board terms, we invite applications from those who would themselves be interested in becoming Board members.
The Board of Directors sets direction and policy for Nightwatch and works to provide to see that all programs are properly resourced. Terms are for 3 years and begin in July, 2015.
We seek to have a diverse representation on Board to reflect the broad diversity of our supporters, volunteers, and guests.
Nightwatch continues to develop in many interesting directions, and these next three years are likely to be quite dynamic. If you would like to have an impact, consider becoming a member of the Board.