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What Does The Night Ministry Do?

The Night Ministry is a Chicago-based organization that works to provide housing, health care and human connection to members of our community struggling with poverty or homelessness. With an open heart and an open mind, we accept people as they are and work to address their immediate physical, emotional and social needs while affirming their sense of humanity.

Through The Night Ministry's Health Outreach Bus, Youth Outreach Van and Youth Shelter Network, each year we provide services to 5,200 adults, teens, pregnant and new moms who have nowhere else to go.

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Complete Street Medicine team now in place to serve encampments

With the new addition of a family nurse practitioner, The Night Ministry Street Medicine team is now fully staffed and better equipped to serve those living in encampments throughout Chicago. Read more…

Ride Along With The Night Ministry

DePaul University Assistant Director of Visual Content Jamie Moncrief recently published a photo essay in DePaul Magazine after he rode along with The Night Ministry’s Health Outreach Bus three times! Check out his photo essay here.

Homeless shelter The Crib a refuge for young LGBT people

Chicago Tribune reporter Ron Grossman and photographer Jon Kim recently visited The Crib, The Night Ministry’s emergency overnight shelter for youth ages 18 to 24 to learn more about the LGBT youth who stay there. Read more…

WGNTV Chicago Scene: Impact 100 Grant Transforms The Night Ministry's Health Outreach Program

The Night Ministry’s Health Outreach Program purchased a new Health Outreach Bus thanks in part to a generous $100,000 grant from Impact 100, an all-women’s giving group. Learn more about our partnership with Impact 100 and the transformation the grant has made possible on WGNTV Chicago Scene. Watch here...

The Night Ministry looking to aid the uninsured

Chicago Sun-Times Health Reporter Monifa Thomas recently joined The Night Ministry Health Outreach Bus for an evening to learn about how The Night Ministry’s services fit into the Affordable Care Act. Check out the story as well as a video Chicago Sun-Times created below! Read more...

Check Out Our Podcast Series:
Podcast 9 - Our Founder, Part 1
Podcast 10 - Our Founder, Part 2
To listen to all of The Night Ministry's podcasts, click here.

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E-Newsletter Archive

November 2016 E-Newsletter: The Night Ministry Releases Preliminary Findings from 2016 Outreach and Health Ministry Street Survey

February 2016 E-Newsletter: 40 years of Housing, Health Care, and Human Connection

January 2016 E-Newsletter: Stepping it up


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We Need Your Help


Please support our work with a tax deductible donation - your gift will help us continue to provide housing, health care, and human connection to those who need it most.

It’s easy to make a gift on your smartphone too! Simply text NIGHT to 243725, click on the link in the response text, and make a tax-deductible gift to The Night Ministry.


Multi-year Challenge Grant
We are pleased to share that The Night Ministry has received a $50,000 multi-year challenge grant!
All eligible new or increased donations will be matched by a generous donor, up to $6,250 per donor per year. Click here to learn more about this opportunity and how to make an eligible donation.


Employment Opportunities
Are you interested in working at The Night Ministry?  To learn more about our current employment opportunities and apply for open positions please click here.


LUTNLighting Up The Night
Awards Dinner & Auction
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
5:30 to 9 pm
Loews Chicago Hotel

We are thrilled that Anne Pramaggiore, President and CEO of ComEd, will chair the event. Bob Jordan, veteran WGN-TV news anchor and Board Member Emeritus of The Night Ministry, will serve as the emcee.  The Night Ministry is proud to present our 2017 Lamplighter Award to the Joseph & Bessie Feinberg Foundation. For more information click here. To buy a sponsorship, ticket, donate or register through BidPal, click here



Cirque du Soleil is coming to Chicago!
Wednesday, August 2
United Center
The Night Ministry has been chosen to benefit from a performance of Luzia on Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 8 pm at The United Center, 1901 W. Madison Street, Chicago. Premium Tickets are $150. Limited number available! To purchase tickets, click here.
For more information, contact Charlotte Whitley, Special Events Coordinator at (773) 506-6009 or
Cirque du Soleil® donates tickets to organizations providing assistance to youth at risk with 100% of the profits from ticket sales supporting their work with young people.



The 7th Annual American StreetBall Classic will be held Saturday, October 7th from 12-5pm at Quest Multisport, 2641 W. Harrison, Chicago. The tournament brings together teams to take part in 3-on-3 basketball competitions. Funds will be raised from team sign-ups, sponsorships and donations. Please help us meet our goal to raise $10,000! All proceeds will benefit The Night Ministry. To make a donation to the event, please click here.



The Homestretch

"This film deftly, courageously and respectfully illustrates the complexity of the issues resulting in over one million young people experiencing homelessness every year in this country.” Paul W. Hamann, President & CEO, The Night Ministry.

For more information about “The Homestretch,” a new documentary from Kartemquin Films and Spargel Productions which features The Night Ministry, please click here.


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