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Operation Nightwatch Portland
August 6, 2011

The Night Watch helps prevent neighborhood crimes in evening and make downtown Portland attractive for nightlife and dining by helping remove homeless from sidewalks where there may be begging and accosting diners and shoppers, and instead control them in a carefully supervised environment.

From what I understand however there is no or little if any accountability there. There is no case management, intake or any methods to keep the homeless accountable in their recovery from addiction and antisocial behaviors. It thus attracts a lot of chronic cases for years and years. Nevertheless we as residents and business owners of downtown Portland are happy to know that there is Night Watch that keeps eyes on the worst of the worst bums so we do not have to deal with them. It's kind of like having a babysitter. Please support this charity as without Night Watch all hell will break loose.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

public safety

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

track every homeless and make sure no one becomes chronic.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Some

How did you learn about this organization?

Pacific Patrol Service

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
General Member of the Public & I send bums there.

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