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"
Katherine Gordon, Operation Nightwatch's Program Coordinator since August, 2014, wil be retiring from the position next week. Her last evening at the Downtown Hospitality Center will be Thursday, February 26.
Brian Branigan will fill the role of interim supervisor of the Downtown Center.