Posted by Al Anile
Guest Speaker Rev. Brittany Caine-Conley, The Night Ministry Community & Congregational Relationships Coordinator

Homeless Youth in Chicago


Meals served by volunteers.


Free health assessments performed for individuals who might have gone without care.


of former residents from our Youth Housing Programs feel confident and stable in their current living situation.


Confidential Rapid HIV tests administered to homeless or precariously housed individuals


Young people and 47 of their children found safe and supportive shelter at our Youth Housing Programs.


of youth from our Housing Programs feel they have a sense of direction in their lives.


of Health Outreach Bus guests report the meal provided is the only food they’ve had that day.


of vistors to our Health Outreach Bus report they often feel accepted at the Bus.

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The Night Ministry compassionately provides housing, health care, outreach, spiritual care, and social services to adults and youth who struggle with homelessness, poverty, and loneliness. We accept individuals as they are and offer support as they seek to improve their lives. We invite others to join this hope-filled work.


Collaboration and Teamwork

  • We work as partners with our direct team members and with other departments to reach The Night Ministry's goals.
  • We work as partners with outside individuals (donors, volunteers) and organizations to reach The Night Ministry’s goals.


  • We treat others (those we serve, those we work with, those who support us, and those we do business with) and ourselves with kindness and care.


  • We celebrate human diversity. We accept and affirm individuals, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, or socioeconomic status.


  • We treat one another as though each person's work matters.
  • We conduct ourselves professionally.
  • We demonstrate good stewardship of resources. We demonstrate initiative.
  • We have high expectations of ourselves and one another. We follow through on our commitments.
  • We share information and seek to constructively resolve conflict.

Strength-Based Approach

  • We exist to serve clients and constituents (internal and external). In providing service, we seek to understand and build on everyone’s strengths and assets. We listen and learn.