If you are a young person or adult experiencing homelessness, housing instability, or poverty, The Night Ministry and other Chicago-based organizations are here to help.


I am a teen or young adult and need emergency housing.

The Crib in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood is The Night Ministry’s emergency overnight shelter for young adults ages 18 to 24. Call toll-free 844-549-4158. 

The Night Ministry operates 120-day housing programs for youth and for pregnant and parenting young mothers and their children. Call toll-free 877-286-2523.

I am a teen or young adult and need support.

The Night Ministry’s Youth Outreach Van is at the corner of Belmont and Halsted in Chicago Thursdays from 8:30 to 10:30 pm offering safe, nonjudgmental support, referrals, meals, and more.

I am a teen or young adult in crisis.

Call The National Runaway Safeline’s 24/7 crisis line at 1-800-Runaway (786-2929) for confidential, free support.

I am an LGBTQ teen or young adult and need a safe space.
The Broadway Youth Center has meals, a health clinic, laundry, showers, and activities Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. 4009 N. Broadway, Chicago. 773-935-3151.
I am a teen or young adult and need information about services in Chicago.
The free Streetlight Chicago Mobile Phone App has listings for health care services, overnight shelters, drop-in centers, and legal aid programs for young people. Download from the App Store or Google Play.
I am an adult and need emergency shelter.
You can call for transportation to an emergency shelter from a police station or hospital. Call 3-1-1 if you need assistance finding the nearest police station or hospital. Please note this is not an immediate service. Notify the operator if you have special needs when you call.
I am an adult and need health care and referrals for services.

The Night Ministry’s Health Outreach Bus visits the East Garfield Park, Douglas Park, Humboldt Park, Uptown, Pilsen, Back of the Yards, and South Shore neighborhoods, providing free health care, referrals, food, and human connection. Find the Bus schedule here.

I am an adult and need a safe place and meals during the day.
The drop-in center at Matthew House in Bronzeville is open Monday through Saturday. Intake hours are Monday through Friday from 8 am to 3 pm. 3722 S. Indiana. 773-536-6628.

4711 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago, IL 60640 | Phone: 773-784-9000