OPERATION NIGHTWATCH Overview
Geographic areas served: Seattle, WA
Programs: Street Ministry - Ordained ministers serve as the presence of Jesus Christ on the streets and in the bars and cafes of the city. These clergy members provide an invaluable service on a volunteer basis.Emergency Shelter Placement - Late in the evening, at the Operation Nightwatch Dispatch Center, clients seeking shelter are offered a simple meal while staff locates available shelter space. The Dispatch Center is open 365 days of the year. Each night, 2 paid staff members are assisted by community volunteers to serve 100-130 homeless clients. Donated blankets, socks, hats, clothing and hygiene products are distributed.Mens Shelter - Operation Nightwatch funds an off-site shelter for 70 men nightly.Family shelter - Homeless families receive a voucher for modest hotel room so that they can secure more lasting solutions the following day.Low-Income Senior Housing - Operation Nightwatch operates 23 SRO apartments for low-income seniors and/or the disabled.