The Night Ministry serves….
the 138,575 Chicagoans who experienced homelessness last year.
the 12,186 young people, ages 14-21, who were homeless and trying to survive on their own in Chicago, without the support of family or a guardian.
the 1.3 million uninsured or underinsured people living in the Chicago area.
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, we work on the ground in Chicago neighborhoods to reach adults, teens, pregnant and new moms who have nowhere else to go.
FY 2014 Financial Audit • FY 2014 Form 990 •Annual Report FY 2014
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...
Acacia Park Lutheran Church members hit the streets of Pilsen with food, clothes
Karie Angell Luc, a reporter for the Norridge & Harwood Heights wing of the Chicago Tribune, recently came out to Pilsen to learn more about Acacia Park Lutheran Church’s collaboration with The Night Ministry. Read more...
FOX 32's Darlene Hill visits Open Door Shelter – West Town
Ever wonder how young people who are facing homelessness cope with harsh winters? FOX 32’s Darlene Hill talked with Allison McCann-Stevenson from Open Door Shelter – West Town to hear more about just that. Read more...
The Night Ministry’s Bus Brings Miracles
StreetWise Editor-in-Chief Suzanne Hanney joins The Night Ministry’s Health Outreach Bus Celebration as well as our first night of extended services at the South Shore Health Outreach Stop. Read more...
Chicago Sees More Homeless Youth, Especially African Americans
Rashad Davis said he found himself in a situation at 16 years old where he was about to end up homeless, but a friend’s parent took him in. Davis was fortunate enough to have someone else open up their home to him, but many Chicago youth, particularly African American youth, are not as fortunate. Read more...
Quarles & Brady partner leads effort to serve city’s homeless
Nine years ago, after hearing a presentation on the Night Ministry at Anshe Emet, Janine Landow-Esser volunteered to coordinate the congregation’s efforts with the nonprofit.
She does it all over e-mail, making monthly checks with her list of 60 rotating volunteers who shop for groceries, prepare meals and serve the food. Most participate in just one part of this process, and another group takes the baton to help finish the job. 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.
Spring 2015 Winter 2014 Fall 2014
June 2015 E-Newsletter: Lighting Up the Night Awards Dinner & Auction Raises more than 5% of Annual Budget
April 2015 E-Newsletter: This Month and Every Month - We Appreciate Our Volunteers!
March 2015 E-Newsletter: EXPANSION: Health Outreach Program Reaches 250 Hours of Service Each Month
February 2015 E-Newsletter: Interpreters Join Health Outreach Team in Pilsen, Humboldt Park