The Night Ministry
Categories: Community Services,Crisis & Disaster Relief,Health & Wellness,Homeless,Mental Health Services,Poverty & Hunger,Women’s Issues,Youth
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults,Groups,Seniors
About The Night Ministry
PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS, THE NIGHT MINISTRY IS NOT TAKING VOLUNTEERS AT THIS TIME. WE WILL BEGIN REPOSTING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AS SOON AS WE ARE SAFELY ABLE TO. WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR THE SUPPORT OF OUR VOLUNTEERS AND LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING TOGETHER IN THE FUTURE.
The Night Ministry serves youth and adults who face multiple complex challenges on a daily basis, including homelessness, poverty, abuse, loneliness, and neglect. Many of us who are not on the streets take for granted a lifetime of “helping hands” from family and friends. The people we serve often have not had this help.
Outreach Services: The Night Ministry operates on the ground in Chicago neighborhoods to build relationships and provide immediate, practical resources. Our Health Outreach Bus offers medical exams, treatment and HIV testing, as well as coffee, conversation and a sense of community. The Youth Outreach teams reach out to homeless and LGBT youth in Lakeview to offer non-judgmental support, guidance, food and self-care supplies.
Short-Term Housing: Our youth housing programs provide structured, safe and supportive living situations to youth from all backgrounds who face multiple, difficult challenges. The Crib is an overnight youth shelter for people age 18-24 that addresses immediate housing needs. Our 120-Day Interim program offers longer-term, housing and social services for homeless youth.
Pregnant and Parenting Program: The Night Ministry’s Open Door program is the only shelter in Chicago that will work with pregnant or parenting teens as young as 14. We operate a 120-day interim housing program dedicated to serving pregnant or parenting runaway, throw away, or homeless youth and their children.
Transitional Living Program: STEPS aims to transition teens age 18-21 from homeless to independent living within two years.
Current Opportunities at The Night Ministry
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