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News and insights from The Night Ministry community.

Dear Friends, The end of the year is always a reflective time for me. It is one of my traditions to take December 31 as my last personal day of the ye...
Human connection is an essential part of The Night Ministry's mission. And while it's often spoken about in terms of how the agency works with those w...
For the past several weeks, staff with The Night Ministry's Outreach & Health Ministry (OHM) Program have been hitting the rails to reach individu...
Kiantae Bowles has played multiple roles on The Night Ministry's Board of Directors, from Secretary to serving on the Finance Committee. Bowles, who i...
Our city and our country are in crisis. But what we are living through today in the wake of the killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor and countl...
The Night Ministry is providing care packages for former residents of its Youth Housing Programs and other young people sheltering-in-place and strugg...
More residents of The Night Ministry's Open Door Shelter – West Town are taking advantage of mental health counseling offered by Rush University Medic...
M. has a place to shelter in place. But they don't feel safe there. "I'm staying with my mom. It's just not a good environment," they said. M., who is...
Millions of Americans are anticipating their federal government stimulus checks authorized by the CARES Act. Among those are young adults who are curr...
A letter from Paul W. Hamann, President & CEO of The Night Ministry April 14, 2020 Dear Friends,  "The afternoon knows what the morning never...
How are the coronavirus and its impact on our economy and society affecting young people, adults, and families experiencing homelessness and poverty? ...
Despite the radical transformations to daily life brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are making tremendous progress at 1735 North Ashland, the ...
A letter from Paul W. Hamann, President & CEO of The Night Ministry March 23, 2020 Dear Friends, The order for all Illinois residents to stay at h...
​A letter from Paul W. Hamann, President & CEO of The Night Ministry (Please note some conditions have changed since this letter was original...
Did you know that The Night Ministry's Health Outreach Bus and Street Medicine Program do not qualify for the COVID-19 emergency funding passed by Con...
Watch the video below to learn what it takes to get the Health Outreach Bus ready to hit the road. It's more than just jumping on board and starting t...
We are nearing the end of the 100-Day Challenge on Youth Homelessness in Chicago, a push to stably house 225 individuals ages 17 to 24 who are experie...
How is the yearly budget for an organization with multiple programs serving more than 6,000 individuals per year formulated? "We empower our departmen...

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