Because People Matter

Because People Matter exists to develop, demonstrate and sustain love and generosity lived out in the world within groups and individuals. They work to create relational environments that provide and deliver Mobilization, Relief, and Development. Through Night Strike, they provide space under the Burnside Bridge for folks in the houseless community to hang out, enjoy a hot meal, receive a free haircut or shave, have their feet washed, and have their old shoes/clothes/sleeping bags replaced. They also do prayer walks and kids camps in east Portland neighborhoods.

For more information on doing prayer walks, and engaging in NightStrike, please contact Alexis at