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About 25,000 youth in Illinois experience homelessness each year, nearly 10,000 in Chicago.

The Night Ministry provides a continuum of age-appropriate services for homeless youth. Staff help youth identify their own strengths, advocate for themselves, and create solutions to their own problems.

- Our Youth Outreach Team reaches out to homeless and LGBT youth in Lakeview to offer non-judgmental support, guidance, food and self-care supplies.

- Our Youth Housing programs provide structured, safe, and supportive living situations to youth from all backgrounds who face multiple, difficult challenges. The Crib is an overnight youth shelter for individuals age 18-24 that addresses immediate housing needs. Our 120-Day Interim program offers longer-term, housing and social services for homeless youth. Our Successful Transitions Effectively Preparing for Self-Sufficiency (STEPS) Transitional Living Program aims to move young people age 16-23 from homeless to independent living within two years. All of these programs are open to individuals from anywhere in Chicago. Phoenix Hall, our newest youth housing space, is a transitional residence that serves homeless students in the North Lawndale community.

- Our Response-Ability Pregnant & Parenting Program is the only shelter in Chicago that will work with pregnant or parenting teens as young as 14. We operate a 120-day interim housing program dedicated to serving pregnant or parenting runaway, throw away, or homeless youth and their children.

- Our Continuing Care program provides encouragement and practical resources to help former residents obtain or maintain stable housing, education, and employment.

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