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"
A Special Thanks
This was a difficult summer finding volunteers! Some nights, we came to discover just how few volunteers we could get by on.
But we owe special thanks to a faithful few who were here nearly every week (some more than once a week!), and it's only due to them that we were able to keep running.
So great gratitude goes to David, Sonnie, Daniel, Benny, Brian, Ciara, Chris, Teresa, Jeff, Trevor, and Lucy.
And also to our nurses Sean, Pat, and Holly.
Downtown Hospitality Center Resumes Normal Hours
Through the summer we've been closing an hour early at our Downtown Hospitality Center. Beginning this week we return to our normal hours, opening at 7:00 p.m. and closing at 11:00 p.m.
GIVE app Simple Way to Donate to All Your Favorite Causes
Here's a great idea:
GIVE is a new giving app where, in one place, you can make donations to any US-based charity of non-profit you choose.
Just register your credit card once, then when you want to give to Nightwatch or any other charity, you just have to press a couple of buttons and you're done! How convenient! You don't have to keep re-entering your personal info for every charity site you visit.
Currently, the app is only available for the I-Phone and I-Pad.
To see a sample of how it works, click here.