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Youth Outreach

Background
There is a youth homeless crisis in Chicago and nation-wide. An estimated 25,000 youth in Illinois experience homelessness over the course of a year. In Chicago, that number is approximately 10,000. The Night Ministry provides age-appropriate services in a variety of youth-friendly locations.

Fiscal Year 2011

Our Youth Outreach Team made 11,262 contacts with 1,100 street-based youth.  Youth Outreach Professionals also provided the following supportive services:

  • 427 individualized assessments/case plans
  • 2,713 referrals to behavioral and medical health services
  • 842 referrals to housing services
  • 633 referrals to youth development/case management services. 
  • 62 Youth Parliament/Leadership Activities



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