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News and insights from The Night Ministry community.

The adversities brought by the COVID-19 pandemic have been met with persistence and matched by progress. That is the message underlying "Straight Outt...
Data indicate that Chicago's homeless population has fallen over the last several years. But that doesn't mean the challenge of homelessness is going ...
By Paul W. Hamann, MA, MNAPresident & CEO The Night Ministry was formed 45 years ago when a diverse coalition of Chicago-based congregations hired...
For the first fourteen years of the agency's history, The Night Ministry staff conducted outreach on their feet, supporting the community members they...
By the close of the 1980s, Chicago's population of unsheltered young people had reached an estimated 10,000 individuals per year. State law prohibited...
On August 3, 2006, the residents of The Night Ministry's Open Door Shelter–Lakeview packed up their belongings and made the journey, along with the sh...
The Crib, The Night Ministry's overnight shelter for young adults experiencing homelessness, owes much to a group of young change makers called Homele...
By 2015, The Night Ministry's Health Outreach Bus had been on the road for 25 years, providing free health care to Chicagoans experiencing poverty or ...
Even before Dr. Aaron Brinkman joined The Night Ministry's Street Medicine team as a Volunteer Physician, he sought ways to provide medical care to th...
Young people served by The Night Ministry have faced a variety of disruptions and challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to interviews con...
The sounds of Spanish are often heard along the routes of the Health Outreach Bus and the Street Medicine Team, The Night Ministry's Health Outreach p...
The Night Ministry and partner organizations such as the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless and the Illinois Association of Free and Charitable Clinic...
Volunteers play an essential role in The Night Ministry's ability to effectively fulfill its mission. Out of caution, the agency suspended volunteer s...
Dear Friend, There are phrases that have been spoken and written so many times over the last year or so that they have nearly lost their meaning....
For more than a year, The Night Ministry's Street Medicine Program has been welcoming medical residents—physicians who are receiving their post-gradua...
Serving on The Night Ministry's Board of Directors is an extension of the professional life of Bennett Applegate, Jr. Applegate is an attorney whose l...
Millions of Americans have received three rounds of pandemic relief stimulus payments from the federal government. But many individuals experiencing h...
Keith Belton brings unique experience and perspective to The Night Ministry's Street Medicine Team. As a Peer Support Advocate, he has struggled with ...

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