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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Homeless & Housing, Homeless Centers, Human Services, Senior Citizens Housing & Retirement Communities, Seniors

Mission: In order to help people to attain their highest level of self-reliance, Operation Nightwatch provides: -spiritual care and hope for the community at night -compassionate relief and shelter placement for homeless women, men and families -low-cost housing and support services for seniors and the disabled -education and encouragement for others to respond to these needs

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.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Operation Nightwatch provides for those in need by providing stable housing and shelter referrals to the homeless in Seattle. They do a great job and my money is well spent in donating to them.