Housing & Shelter
In March, when the pandemic unfolded in the United States, 80% of Bridges’ families found themselves unemployed or facing a significant decrease in hours. Despite the hopeless outlook, Bridges’ families remained resilient. In late March, a case manager at the shelter walked upstairs to an apartment unit where boisterous Christmas Carols we're filling the hallways. He was very surprised and intrigued by the singing of the Jingle Bells song in March. A little 5-year-old boy bounced up to the door, when the case manager knocked.
You Can Help Keep Families Close to Their Hospitalized Kids
“The Ronald McDonald House kept us close to our babies in the hospital. We could hold them and love them instead of being stuck in traffic while critical moments slipped by.” ─ Bell Family
The Night Ministry is a Chicago-based non-profit whose mission is to provide housing, health care, and human connection to community members struggling with poverty or homelessness. With an open heart and an open mind, we accept people as they are and address their immediate physical, emotional and social needs while affirming their sense of humanity.