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.

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Every day we offer a lifeline to forgotten members of our community.

We serve everyone without concern for race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

The Campaign for The Night Ministry

86,000 Chicagoans experience homelessness a year. Each year we serve more than 6,000 young people and adults who have nowhere else to go through our Health Outreach and Youth Housing Programs.

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.

Night Lights

The Night Ministry Has Moved

Fulfilling Our Mission During the Pandemic

How We Help


Safe, supportive shelter and living environments for young people who face multiple, complex challenges.

Health Care

Free, accessible treatment brought to individuals and families in their neighborhoods.

Human Connection

Compassionate, consistent relationships that transform lives.

Get Involved

From serving meals at our Health Outreach Bus and volunteering at our Youth Housing Programs to becoming a member of our Associate Board or organizing collection drives, there are multiple ways for individuals and groups to support the work of The Night Ministry and improve the lives of the young people and adults we serve.

Support The Night Ministry

Your gift helps us transform lives through free and accessible health care, safe and supportive housing, and compassionate, affirming relationships. Your act of kindness will bring hope to the thousands of adults and young people who turn to The Night Ministry for help every year.

Latest Happenings

Coronavirus Impacts Supply of Essential Hygiene Items

Countdown to Night Lights 2020

Barbara Bolsen Looks Back at 20+ Years at The Night Ministry

1735 North Ashland Avenue, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60622 |
Phone: 773-784-9000