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An Insider’s Look at Street Medicine

IMG_1791 Street Medicine Case Manager, Sylvia Hibbard, inside the Street Medicine Van
By Vignesh Kumar, The Night Ministry's Associate Board On October 22, 2020, The Night Ministry Associate Board adapted to the challenges of the pandemic by hosting our first virtual Night Lights gala. Part of the programming that night was an interview with Sylvia Hibbard, Case Manager for the The Night Ministry's Street Medicine Team. During this ...
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First Virtual Night Lights a Success

Night-Lights Night Lights, the Annual Gala of The Night Ministry's Associate Board, went online this year.
By Alyssa Cullinan, Night Lights Chair It goes without saying that 2020 was a remarkable year; and like most everyone else,The Night Ministry's Associate Board was required to adapt in new ways. Our full calendar of service, advocacy, and fundraising events was truncated, and meetings moved online. The human connection we've all expe...
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Countdown to Night Lights 2020

IMG_1611 The Night Ministry's Associate Board at last year's Night Lights. Night Lights is going virtual for 2020.
By Benita Natalini, Associate Board Member The Annual Night Lights Gala is an incredibly special event that I look forward to every year. It is a party and an opportunity to recognize an amazing organization all in one! Since 2017 I've had the privilege to help plan Night Lights through my various roles on The Night Ministry's Associate B...
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Night Lights Goes Online This Year

IMG_157_20200918-150613_1 Members of Youth 4 Truth, The Night Ministry's leadership development cohort for young people, spoke at Night Lights 2019. Night Lights 2020 will be a virtual event on Thursday, October 22.
By Alex Liebermann, Night Lights Committee member I joined the Night Ministry Associate Board at the beginning of 2019 and was fortunate to participate in my first Night Lights gala last October. Night Lights is the Associate Board's annual fundraising event supporting the mission of The Night Ministry. It typically consists of an evening of food, ...
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Get to Know The Associate Board Executive Committee & Committee Chairs

The Associate Board supports the overall mission and activities of The Night Ministry. Acting as ambassadors of the agency, Associate Board members engage the community through volunteering, fundraising, networking, and advocacy opportunities targeted towards young professionals. The Associate Board's leadership helps guide the endeavors of its mem...
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The Associate Board Rededicates to Service and Partnership Building

Associate-Board Members of The Night Ministry’s Associate Board at last year’s Night Lights, their annual gala.
By Benita Natalini and Chintan Mehta, Co-Presidents, The Associate Board At this year's Lighting Up the Night, The Night Ministry's Annual Awards Dinner & Auction, President & CEO, Paul W. Hamann, Associate Board member Sam Ritchey, and other speakers provided reflections on the importance of human connection to the mission of The Night Min...
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The Associate Board Gets Ready for Night Lights 2019

46492769_902055326650981_8812001486583103488_o Night Lights in the Annual Gala of The Associate Board, which supports the mission of The Night Ministry through volunteering, fundraising, and advocacy opportunities targeted towards young professionals.
The Night Ministry's Associate Board is once again preparing for the annual Night Lights Gala, our biggest event of the year, which raises funds in support of The Night Ministry's work providing housing, health care, critical outreach, and other social services to Chicago's most vulnerable populations. This year, we're setting our most ambitious fu...
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Having Benefited from The Night Ministry, Craig Echols is Helping Other Youth Find Their Way

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By Helen Grove Craig Echols discovered The Night Ministry at a crossroads in his life. At 19 years old, he had recently been released from Cook County Jail and was living in a rehabilitation facility that brought about its own set of challenges, including hostile tenants that made the facility an unsettling place to live. Recognizing that the rehab...
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On the Road with the Street Medicine Team

street-medicine-blog-min The Street Medicine Team takes health care directly to individuals who face challenges in accessing traditional medical services.
By Sam RitcheyThe Associate Board It's already pushing 80 degrees early on a humid, mid-August Saturday morning when the Street Medicine van pulls up outside The Night Ministry's Ravenswood headquarters. Outreach Professional Milton Alvarez jumps out. A pair of volunteers wait for him at the front door, ready to load food, water, clothing, and hygi...
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The Associate Board Preps for Night Lights 2018

ab-night-lights-2018 The Associate Board supports the mission of The Night Ministry through fundraising, advocacy, and networking aimed at young professionals.
The Night Ministry's Associate Board is once again preparing for the annual Night Lights Gala, our biggest event of the year that raises funds in support of The Night Ministry's work providing housing, healthcare, critical outreach, and other social services to Chicago's most vulnerable populations. This year, we're setting our most ambitious fundr...
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