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Our Outreach and Health Ministry Program brings services to individuals and families where they live.

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Why Health Care?

Health and homelessness are closely linked.

Unhoused members of the community have higher rates of illness and are more likely to die at a younger age than the general population.

Acute health crises or chronic medical conditions are often precipating factors in the loss of housing. And the conditions of homelessness can bring about new health challenges or exacerbate existing ones.

Accessing health care is extremely challenging for people who are unhoused and homelessness severly impacts the management of and recovery from a health condition.

Our Health Outreach Bus


Our specially designed Health Outreach Bus features a fully equipped nurse’s office and brings basic medical care and a sense of community to individuals and families six days per week in underserved areas of Chicago.

Our Services Include

  • Health care
  • Outreach
  • Housing and social service referrals
  • Case management
  • Hospitality

We Offer

  • Survival supplies
  • Food
  • Hygiene kits
  • Warm winter wear
  • Condoms to prevent the spread of STIs
  • Coffee

Street Medicine Program

Our Street Medicine Program brings free health care, survival supplies, and support directly to individuals who have the most difficulty accessing traditional services. Regularly visiting encampments, expressway viaducts, and street corners across the city, a Nurse Practitioner, Case Manager, and Street Medicine Outreach Professional first address immediate health needs, then link individuals to case management and medical homes. 

Bus Locations and Schedule

Monday

  • Roseland
    (111th Street & State)
    3:00 – 5:00 pm

  • South Shore
    (70th Place & Jeffery)
    5:30 – 7:30 pm

Tuesday

  • New City
    (54th Place & Halsted)
    5:30 – 7:30 pm
  • Humboldt Park 
    (Division & California)
    8:00 – 10:00 pm

Wednesday

  • Roseland
    (111th Street & State)
    3:00 – 5:00 pm

  • South Shore
    (70th Place & Jeffery)
    5:30 – 7:30 pm

Thursday

  • New City
    (54th Place & Halsted)
    5:30 – 7:30 pm

  • Pilsen
    (18th & Blue Island)
    8:00 – 10:00 pm

Saturday

    Bus visits encampments

Sunday

  • Pilsen
    (18th & Blue Island)
    4:00 – 6:00 pm

  • Humboldt Park
    (Division & California)
    6:30 – 8:30 pm

Health Services Locations

1735 North Ashland Avenue, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60622 | 773-784-9000
The Night Ministry is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Our Federal Tax ID (EIN) is 36-3145764.