View and share this e-newsletter from Paul W. Hamann, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Night Ministry, a non-profit providing housing, health care, and human connection to Chicago community members struggling with poverty or homelessness.
March 2018
Mobile Pet Care at Health Outreach Bus
Veterinarian Stacy Lempka treats a guest_s dog at the Humboldt Park Health Outreach Bus stop
When Stacy Lempka pulls up in her red van next to The Night Ministry's Health Outreach Bus, she receives a warm welcome from guests, including the four-legged kind.
"They come and greet me as soon as I get to the sidewalk, " said Lempka, a veterinarian who provides free basic health care for the dogs and cats of Bus guests in Humboldt Park. 
From the back of her van, she performs wellness exams, administers vaccinations, and offers preventive medications and treatments.

A Success Story from Youth Housing

This month we are sharing a success story from our Open Door Shelter - West Town. A young person entered the Interim Housing Program with low self-esteem. She had difficulty speaking up for herself and traveling through the community on her own. As staff supported her and accompanied her to appointments, she grew more confident in her ability to navigate through the community and advocate for her own needs. In the final step in obtaining all the ID's she needed, she got her hair done and obtained her state identification card all by herself. She went on to enroll in high school and eventually reunited with her mother.

The Interim Housing Program offers teens and young adults safe and supportive short-term housing. Find out more about our Youth Housing Programs on our website.
The Night Ministry's Spring 2018 Newsletter

Ever think about how you'd be able to prove your identity without a driver's license or state ID? Read about the barriers individuals experiencing homelessness face when trying to obtain official identification in our Spring 2018 Newsletter.

You'll also find out how we help residents of our Youth Housing Programs address mental health needs, and you'll meet the Street Medicine Team Nurse Practitioner who also fights fires. Read the newsletter on our website.

We are honored that Sanjay Shah, Founder and CEO of Vistex, is chairing Lighting Up the Night, our Annual Awards Dinner & Auction, this year.

Sanjay recently told CS Magazine that  " The Night Ministry is one of the few organizations I have had the opportunity to work with that brings services directly to the most needy people. "

Lighting Up the Night takes place on Tuesday, June 12, at 5:30 pm at Loews Chicago Hotel. You'll e njoy cocktails, appetizers, and dinner and can bid on exciting packages from our growing list of  auction supporters .

This year's program will be emceed by Robert H. Jordan, Jr., retired WGN-TV news anchor. We will be honoring Rush University Medical Center for providing mental health services to residents of our Youth Housing Programs.

Tickets are available on The Night Ministry's website. For information on becoming a  sponsor or to donate auction items, contact Charlotte Whitley, Special Events Coordinator, at  773.506.6009 or
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