Stories of Impact through Clement Commits: The Night Ministry

Did you know that every time you make a donation to Saint Clement, you are contributing to our Clement Commits program and supporting the work of organizations serving the common good? Through Clement Commits, we donate 10% each fiscal year from our parish collections to worthy organizations.

One of our recipients is The Night Ministry which received a $2,500 grant through Clement Commits.

The Night Ministry is a Chicago-based organization whose mission is to provide housing, health care, and human connection to any and all community members struggling with poverty or homelessness. With an open heart and an open mind, they accept people as they are and work to address their immediate physical, emotional, and social needs while affirming their sense of humanity. Clement Commits funding will be used to support the organization's general operating expenses, helping to bring vital services directly to those in the Chicago community who are experiencing homelessness or poverty. 



Dear Father Peter,

On behalf of everyone at The Night Ministry, and especially the individuals and families whom we serve, we would like to thank you and the Saint Clement Parish’s Clement Commits Committee for the generous grant of $2,500 in support of our general operating expenses in FY21 (July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021). Despite the unknown brought on by COVID-19, The Night Ministry is committed to continue meeting the needs of community members who need services most, and to providing housing, health care, and human connection to those who have no one else to whom they can turn for help.

We are excited to share the below program highlights from FY20 (July 1, 2019 -June 30, 2020):

  • The Outreach and Health Ministry Program made 34,695 outreach contacts, provided 2,669 health assessments, and prevented 378 visits to the Emergency Room
  • Street Medicine distributed 8,746 sack lunches and 4,905 hygiene kits
  • 746 conditions, including asthma and diabetes, received care from the Outreach and Health Ministry Program that otherwise would have been untreated
  • 469 young people and 38 infants/toddlers were sheltered across The Night Ministry’s five Youth Housing Programs
  • 74% of discharged residents from the Interim Housing Program transitioned to more safe and stable housing
  • 62% of discharged residents from the STEPS Transitional Living Program transitioned to long-term housing
  • 73% of guests staying at The Crib Overnight Emergency Shelter were connected to supportive services

This work would not be possible without your support. Thank you for believing in The Night Ministry. We look forward to keeping you informed of how your generosity is making an impact!

Kind Regards,

Maggie Shiflett, Coordinator for Foundation & Corporate Relations
Heather Nash, Senior Director, Foundation & Corporate Philanthropy