The Night Ministry provides overnight and short-term housing programs for young people experiencing homelessness in Chicago. Call 877-286-2523 for more information.
The Night Ministry’s Youth Outreach Van is at the corner of Belmont and Halsted in Chicago Thursdays from 8:30 to 10:30 pm offering safe, nonjudgmental support, referrals, meals, and more.
Call The National Runaway Safeline’s 24/7 crisis line at 1-800-Runaway (786-2929) for confidential, free support.
The Broadway Youth Center has supportive services, a health clinic, activities, and more, Drop-in hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Friday 9 am to 3 pm; Wednesday 1 to 5 pm. 1023 W. Irving Park, Chicago. 773-388-1600.
The free Streetlight Chicago Mobile Phone App has listings for health care services, overnight shelters, drop-in centers, and legal aid programs for young people. Download from the App Store or Google Play.
If you are in need of shelter, call 3-1-1. Please note this is not an immediate service. Notify the operator if you have special needs when you call.
In addition, the Garfield Community Service Center at 10 South Kedzie is open on a 24-hour basis to connect individuals and families to emergency shelter.
The Night Ministry’s Health Outreach Bus visits the Humboldt Park, Pilsen, New City, South Shore, and Roseland neighborhoods, providing free health care, referrals, food, and human connection. Find the Bus schedule here.