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News and insights from The Night Ministry community.

Construction at 1735 North Ashland Nears Completion
burke@thenightministry.org
Announcements
Despite the radical transformations to daily life brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are making tremendous progress at 1735 North Ashland, the future home of The Crib overnight shelter and our Health Outreach Program and home office. Construction is moving at a rapid pace, and we expect to be completed in the next few weeks! The photos below...
200225-NightMinistry-NobleStreet-1059-min The Night Ministry's STEPS Transitional Living Program continues to provide safe, supportive shelter for young adults experiencing homelessness and their children during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our Mission Will Not Change
burke@thenightministry.org
Announcements
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 home is in effect, but The Night Ministry, with your support, continues to provide essential services to young people and adults experiencing homelessness or poverty in Chicago. Last Wednesday morning,...
bus-for-facebook The Night Ministry's Health Outreach Bus continues to visit underserved neighborhoods in Chicago six days a week..
Fulfilling Our Mission during the COVID-19 Pandemic
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Announcements
​A letter from Paul W. Hamann, President & CEO of The Night Ministry (Please note some conditions have changed since this letter was originally published) March 16, 2020 Dear Friends, On behalf of the thousands whom The Night Ministry serves, thank you for your support of our mission to provide housing, health care, and human connection to...
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Advocacy Alert: COVID-19 Emergency Federal Funding
burke@thenightministry.org
Announcements
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 Congress? That's because the funds are limited to "Federally Qualified Health Centers" (FQHC's) and our programs operate as "Free and Charitable Clinics," which the Federal government does not consider a...
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Before the Bus Hits the Road
burke@thenightministry.org
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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 the ignition. 
100-day-challenge The 100-Day Challenge on Youth Homelessness is focused on innovative ways to end homelessness among young adults in Chicago.
Chicago's 100-Day Challenge of Youth Homelessness
burke@thenightministry.org
Announcements
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 experiencing homelessness. According to Chicago's Dashboard to End Homelessness, at any given time, there are approximately 1,500 young adults ages 18 to 24 on the city's list for transitional living program...
budget Growth in The Night Ministry yearly budget has been in line with the agency’s strategic goals and focused on better meeting the needs of clients served through programs such as the Health Outreach Bus.
Budget Process Is Focused on Needs of Clients and Rooted in Strategy
burke@thenightministry.org
Announcements
How is the yearly budget for an organization with multiple programs serving more than 6,000 individuals per year formulated? "We empower our department directors and program managers to drive the budget process, as they know firsthand what the needs of The Night Ministry's clients and staff are," said Erin Ryan, Senior Vice President. Directors and...
dear-chicago Julie, Tone, and Rich read Youth 4 Truth’s “Dear Chicago” letter at Night Lights, The Annual Gala of The Night Ministry’s Associate Board, held in October.
Dear Chicago
burke@thenightministry.org
Announcements
Members of Youth 4 Truth, The Night Ministry's leadership development program for young adults, have written an open letter to Chicago about how our city inspires them and what they would change about it. When we think of Chicago, we think of "hustle." All over the city, people are coming up and doing their thing. Up north, the sidewalks are filled...
Street-Medicine-min The new Street Medicine Van is customized to allow team members to better serve their clients.
Street Medicine Widens Its Impact with More Staff and New Vehicle
burke@thenightministry.org
Announcements
What started as a pilot project with a few members of The Night Ministry staff visiting encampments a once a week has blossomed into a robust outreach program making deep inroads into Chicago's homeless population. With the addition of three new full-time staff members, the Street Medicine Program is now on the road six to seven days a week, usuall...
what-is-home This holiday season, The Night Ministry is asking members of its community what home means to them.
What Is Home?
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Announcements
"Home for the holidays" is a phrase heard often this time of year. But what does "home" mean for individuals who have experienced homelessness? Teresa, who recently found permanent housing with the help of The Night Ministry's Street Medicine Team, said home means stability. "It's a place where I can get myself together. I can look for a job now. I...
holiday-story The Night Ministry is celebrating the holidays with the individuals and families whom we serve.
Holiday Celebrations Provide Both Cheer and Essentials to The Night Ministry’s Clients
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Announcements
Every year, with the support of so many of its friends, The Night Ministry holds holiday celebrations for the individuals and families served through all of its programs. A major part of the celebrations are the over 1,200 holiday stockings that are being distributed this week during celebrations at the Health Outreach Bus and by the Street Medicin...
Alicia Alicia Pond joined The Night Ministry’s Board of Directors in 2008.
Board Chair Alicia Pond Values Devotion of The Night Ministry’s Board and Staff
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For Alicia Pond, Chair of The Night Ministry's Board of Directors, being a Chicagoan involves taking an active role in making the city a better place. "Your community can be your neighborhood, but your community is also the larger city. And being a member of the community means caring for one another," she said. We spoke with Pond as she winds down...

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