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  • “You are a blessing.”

  • “Personally, I know the Bus to be a wonderful thing – you help the community out a lot.”

  • “I love what The Night Ministry is doing, especially with housing. Need to be more people like you out here helping.”

  • “You are the most beautiful individuals and are definitely needed.”

  • “I’m so glad you’re here and exist. Thank you!”

  • “I love these people. If I didn’t have this to come to talk to, I don’t know what I’d do. I’d be lost.”

  • “I feel thankful The Crib is here, provides us with food and a place to sleep, and allows me to be me.”

Human connection is the cornerstone of all we do at The Night Ministry.

Homelessness and poverty can be incredibly isolating and lonely experiences. That is why it is essential that we build accepting, nonjudgemental, and caring relationships with every individual whom we serve.

We believe that building supportive relationships with those whom we serve recognizes their dignity, helps to build confidence, and can become the foundation for journeys of personal change.

We listen closely to each person’s story. We provide practical resources. We are patient and consistent. We hope the relationships we build over time will empower each person to consider options based on his or her own strengths.

The Night Ministry is not affiliated with any specific congregation, denomination, or religion. Our staff and volunteers practice a ministry of presence.

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