You are homeless, hurting, and alone. When the sun goes down in Portland, where do you go for hospitality, hope, and healing?
Homelessness is perhaps the loneliest experience there is. Shunned, rejected, isolated, the homeless live most of their lives in social isolation. Whatever other things they may be struggling with besides homelessness–e.g. unemployment, physical disability, mental illness, or addiction–are only magnified because they feel 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 their 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.
1432 SW 13th Avenue
(in St, Stephen’s Episcopal Church)
8800 SE 80th Avenue
(in Clackamas Service Center)
Mobile Hospitality Center (Fridays):
serving on Mt. Scott Blvd btwn 92nd Ave & MAX station
To learn more about this important ministry visit Operation Nightwatch’s website.