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The Night Ministry - Open Door Shelter

The Night Ministry is a Chicago-based organization that works to offer housing, healthcare and human connection to members of the Chicago 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 needs while affirming their sense of humanity.

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 Ministrys 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 18-20 from homeless to independent living within two years.

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If you have stayed in this shelter, how was your stay?

Is this a safe shelter to stay in?

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  1. No

    Answer posted on Feb 25, 2021 0
  2. Yes

    Answer posted on Jun 6, 2021 0
  3. Yes it is, I stayed here when I was younger back in 2006.

    Answer posted on Apr 29, 2022 0

Do they accept pets at this shelter?

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  1. No

    Answer posted on Jul 5, 2023 0

Do you have any advice for those wanting to stay at this shelter?

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  1. Try and have your vital documents in order (Birth Certificate, Social Security Card, State ID), it will make it a lot easier to get a job and get back on your feet (Getting a job and getting housing). But if you don't have them the case managers can help you get them.

    Answer posted on Jul 5, 2023 0

How long can you stay here?

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  1. 120 days

    Answer posted on Jul 5, 2023 0

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