The Night Ministry

Rating: 5 stars   12 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Homeless & Housing

Location: 4711 North Ravenswood Avenue Chicago IL 60640 USA

Mission: The Night Ministry is a Chicago-based organization that works to provide housing, health care and human connection to members of our community struggling with poverty or homelessness. With an open heart and an open mind, we accept people as they are and work to address their immediate physical, emotional and social needs while affirming their sense of humanity. Through The Night Ministry's Health Outreach Bus, Youth Outreach Van and Youth Shelter Network, we work on the ground in Chicago neighborhoods to reach adults, teens, pregnant and new moms who have nowhere else to go.
Results: The Night Ministry’s programs served over 5,000 individuals: our Outreach and Health Ministry Program provided vital health care and support services to 4,610 individuals of all ages, and our four Youth Shelter Programs provide shelter and support services to 450 youth and 44 of their children.
Target demographics: homeless, precariously housed and vulnerable youth and adults.
Direct beneficiaries per year: more than 5,000 unduplicated over the past year.
Geographic areas served: Chicago
Programs: Three housing programs in two youth shelters, where young people without a home can also bring their children. A specially outfitted Health Outreach Bus that makes scheduled stops to six Chicago neighborhoods, rain or shine. A Youth Outreach Team that visits two neighborhoods, providing food, hygiene kits, and referrals.
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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a past volunteer and current staff member of The Night Ministry. The organization, which has been helping the community for over 35 years, connects with Chicago's vulnerable youth and adults to provide
self-care supplies, free healthcare, housing, referrals to resources, and various other supportive services.

I had several very positive volunteer experiences before becoming full-time staff here. I highly recommend getting involved with The Night Ministry and giving back to the Chicago community!

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This is a hugely valuable organization with several missions -- including a "Health Bus" that goes to underserved areas in Chicago and reaches people in need of, but without access to, health services. Truly remarkable.

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