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What Does The Night Ministry Do?

The Night Ministry is a Chicago-based organization that works to provide housing, health care and human connection to members of our community struggling with poverty or homelessness. With an open heart and an open mind, we accept people as they are and work to address their immediate physical, emotional and social needs while affirming their sense of humanity.

Through The Night Ministry's Health Outreach Bus, Youth Outreach Van and Youth Shelter Network, each year we provide services to 5,200 adults, teens, pregnant and new moms who have nowhere else to go.

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Paul W. Hamann, The Night Ministry’s President & CEO, discussed the complexity of homelessness and the solutions we provide with WGN Radio’s Brian Noonan on December 28, 2017 . Listen to the conversation.



We are thrilled to announce that The Night Ministry has received the highest possible 4 star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s most trusted watch-dog for non-profit organizations. See our rating.


Dawnn Pirani Brumfield, Youth Worker Supervisor at The Night Ministry's The Crib, was on WBEZ Radio November 17 discussing her experience working with the young people we serve who identify as LGBTQ. Listen to the interview.



Innovation is at the heart of what The Night Ministry does, and its Street Medicine pilot program is a perfect example of that work. View and share this video, which premiered at the 2017 Lighting Up the Night Awards Dinner and Auction on May 31.


WTTWThe Night Ministry was featured on WTTW’s “Chicago Tonight” program on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Please view and share!


Complete Street Medicine team now in place to serve encampments

With the new addition of a family nurse practitioner, The Night Ministry Street Medicine team is now fully staffed and better equipped to serve those living in encampments throughout Chicago. Read more…

Ride Along With The Night Ministry

DePaul University Assistant Director of Visual Content Jamie Moncrief recently published a photo essay in DePaul Magazine after he rode along with The Night Ministry’s Health Outreach Bus three times! Check out his photo essay here.

Homeless shelter The Crib a refuge for young LGBT people

Chicago Tribune reporter Ron Grossman and photographer Jon Kim recently visited The Crib, The Night Ministry’s emergency overnight shelter for youth ages 18 to 24 to learn more about the LGBT youth who stay there. Read more…

WGNTV Chicago Scene: Impact 100 Grant Transforms The Night Ministry's Health Outreach Program

The Night Ministry’s Health Outreach Program purchased a new Health Outreach Bus thanks in part to a generous $100,000 grant from Impact 100, an all-women’s giving group. Learn more about our partnership with Impact 100 and the transformation the grant has made possible on WGNTV Chicago Scene. Watch here...

The Night Ministry looking to aid the uninsured

Chicago Sun-Times Health Reporter Monifa Thomas recently joined The Night Ministry Health Outreach Bus for an evening to learn about how The Night Ministry’s services fit into the Affordable Care Act. Check out the story as well as a video Chicago Sun-Times created below! Read more...

Check Out Our Podcast Series:
Podcast 9 - Our Founder, Part 1
Podcast 10 - Our Founder, Part 2
To listen to all of The Night Ministry's podcasts, click here.

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December 2017 E-Newsletter: Sharing the Spirit of the Holidays

November 2017 E-Newsletter: Addressing the Risk Factors in Youth Homelessness on a Daily Basisy

October 2017 E-Newsletter: 2017 Outreach & Health Ministry Survey



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Lighting Up The Night Awards Dinner & Auction 2018
Save-the-Date for Lighting Up the Night Awards Dinner & Auction, June 12, 2018 at Loews Chicago Hotel, 455 N. Park Drive. Event Chair: Sanjay Shah, Founder & CEO of Vistex. Honoree: Rush University Medical Center. Emcee: Bob Jordan, retired WGN-TV news anchor. Click here for tickets!



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Phoenix Hall
Help make The Night Ministry’s newest housing program – Phoenix Hall –  feel like home. Visit our online housewarming registry to purchase an item or give a cash gift. Thank you!


Employment Opportunities
Are you interested in working at The Night Ministry?  To learn more about our current employment opportunities and apply for open positions please click here.



The Homestretch

"This film deftly, courageously and respectfully illustrates the complexity of the issues resulting in over one million young people experiencing homelessness every year in this country.” Paul W. Hamann, President & CEO, The Night Ministry.

For more information about “The Homestretch,” a new documentary from Kartemquin Films and Spargel Productions which features The Night Ministry, please click here.


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