The Night Ministry
4711 Ravenswood Avenue, Chicago, IL 60640, thenightministry.org
Liaisons: Robin Roberts and Karen Tzanetopoulos
The Night Ministry began in 1976, as a collaboration of 18 congregations of diverse faiths, who sought to address the lack of services for people who were homeless, precariously housed, or at-risk. Annually, we serve around 4,100 individuals with approximately 54,000 contacts through health outreach programs, and over 2,400 through youth shelter and services programs. Our office is located in Ravenswood: we have youth shelter locations in Lakeview and West Town; and our 38-foot Health Outreach Bus makes regular scheduled stops to: Humboldt Park, Lakeview, South Shore, Uptown, Wicker Park, and Pilsen.
The Night Ministry currently operates 4 programs: Open Door Youth Shelter West Town, Open Door Youth Shelter Lakeview, Response-Ability Pregnant and Parenting program (RAPPP), Youth Outreach, and Outreach and Health Ministry. The addition of the Night Ministry’s newest programs, bot the Transitional Living Program and RAPPP, has allowed us to double the number of beds for youth from 16 to 32. Our programs serve homeless youth and adults, working poor, uninsured/underinsured individuals, those who are seeking to learn their HIV status, and others who have fallen through the cracks of our social service systems. The Night Ministry values our continued partnership with Kenilworth Union Church.