Mission & Vision
Homelessness is perhaps the loneliest experience there is. Shunned, rejected, isolated, the homeless individual lives most of his life in social isolation. Whatever other things he may be struggling with besides his homelessness--mental illness or addiction--are only magnified because he feels so terribly alone.
Furthermore, evening is the loneliness time of day. Hungry, cold, and hurting, anyone who needs help but finds everything is closed finds the hours unimaginably long.
Operation Nightwatch recognizes all this. Through our Hospitality Centers we provide not only a safe place where those on the streets can find food, socks, clothing, blankets, and medical care, but also caring staff and volunteers who will listen to the stories and welcome them as friends.
For at least a few hours a few evenings a week, we offer a place where they may feel at home.