The Night Ministry
The Night Ministry® was created out of diverse religious traditions to build relationships with vulnerable youth and adults on the nighttime streets. Today, we build relationships in a variety of settings. Through these relationships and the provision of housing, health, outreach, spiritual, and social services, we seek to empower people of all ages to meet their own needs. Recognizing the uniqueness, dignity, and value of each person, we accept individuals as they are, in an affirming and compassionate manner. We call the larger community to the same mission.
Our Health Outreach Bus travels to 3 Chicago neighborhoods a night, 6 nights a week providing basic health care, HIV/STD testing, referrals and a a listening ear.
Open Door Youth Shelter has 16 beds and 5 cribs for youth ages 14-21, including pregnant and parenting teens, who are not wards of the state.
Youth can stay with us up to 120 days.