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Awards

Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Award, H.E.L.L.O., 2012
Presented to our H.E.L.L.O. youth leaders for having demonstrated a significant impact on the Chicago community.

Inducted into Chicago's Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame, 2011
The Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame is both a historic event and an exhibit. Through the Hall of Fame, residents of Chicago and the world are made aware of the contributions of Chicago's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities and the communities' efforts to eradicate homophobic bias and discrimination.

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation 2010 Staff Holiday Award
The Holiday Award is based on a rigorous nomination and selection process carried out by staff and given to a nonprofit in the Chicago area.  The MacArthur Foundation supports creative people and effective institutions committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world.

Charity Navigator Gives The Night Ministry a Four-Star Rating in 2010
Charity Navigator awarded The Night Ministry with four out of a possible four stars for the fifth time in six years.  In earning Charity Navigator’s highest four-star rating, The Night Ministry has demonstrated exceptional financial health, outperforming most of its peers in its efforts to manage and grow its finances in the most fiscally responsible way possible.

Anne M. Davis Mobile Health Award, 2010
The Night Ministry was the first recipient of this award from the VNA Foundation, given to grantees using mobile health services in a particularly innovative, effective and/or impactful way.

Hesperia Lodge No. 411, 2010
The Hesperia Lodge gave The Night Ministry Youth Outreach Team their Community Builders Award for their work in the Lakeview neighborhood. 

Chicago Department of Children and Family Services, 2009
The Night Ministry was recognized by Chicago Department of Children and Family Services’ Youth Division for Outstanding Performance in Youth Development.

Healthy Teen Network - Outstanding Emerging Program 2009
The Night Ministry received this national award for its work supporting pregnant and parenting homeless teens.

Center On Halsted's Human First Gala 2009
The Night Ministry received the Community Spirit Award for our significant contributions to LGBT causes while promoting diversity in Chicago.

Red Ribbon Awards 2004
The Night Ministry received the Red Ribbon Award for “Effective STD Prevention and Intervention” for our effective delivery of STD prevention and intervention services as a community-based organization.

Alford-Axelson Award for Nonprofit Managerial Excellence, 2002
The Night Ministry was honored for our clear, compelling and well-communicated mission and vision, for our organizational strategy that aligns programs and services to mission and goal, diversified funding model, well-developed fundraising and external relations program, strong sense of integrity throughout organization's culture, shared sense of purpose and value's within organization and among key external constituents.

"Innovation of the Week," July 17, 2002

Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Non-Profit Management recognized The Night Ministry for our Community & Congregational Relations programming, systematically educating and engaging congregations in our work to serve those on Chicago's nighttime streets. Specific recognition went to our effective use of volunteers, performance measurement, and fund development.

Peacemaking Award, 2002
The Night Ministry was honored by The Association for Global New Thought and Unity in Chicago for our work in Chicago communities, creating and sustaining peace.

Heroes de la Communidad, 2001

Antoinette Sanchez, Health Outreach Nurse, was awarded by the Chicago Fire soccer team, a certificate of appreciation for her spirit of dedication and commitment in building a strong foundation for the future of the Hispanic Community in the Chicagoland area.

Telly Award-Winning Video, 2001
The Night Ministry's video, produced by News Broadcast Network, for outstanding non-network and cable TV programming.

WebMD Illuminator Award, 1999
To The Night Ministry for tireless dedication and service through original and courageous grassroots initiatives.

Outstanding Contributions to the Life of the Church of Chicago, 1998

Coordinating Board Award from the Association of Chicago Priests

Award of Excellence, 1997
For HIV/AIDS Services - Prevention/Education
From the Chicago Department of Public Health

Governor's Hometown Award

In recognition of outstanding achievements to make Illinois an ideal state in which to work, live, and conduct business.
1997 and 1995 for our Health and Outreach Services
1994 for our Open Door Shelter volunteers

Heart of Gold Award, 1995
Presented for the work of The Night Ministry's volunteers from United Way

James Brown IV Award of Excellence for Outstanding Community Service, 1994
From The Chicago Community Trust

Excellence in Architecture Award, 1993
Special Recognition Award for Interior Architecture of Open Door Youth Shelter from AIA Chicago, a Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.



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