Please remember those whom we serve and our staff of volunteers and Night Ministers in your personal prayers and in your congregation’s prayers for the Church.

Financial Support

Your financial support is vital in keeping our phone system operating and our Night Ministers on the streets.  In 2013, volunteer Crisis Line Counselors received 5,100 calls, Night Ministers engaged in 17,100 significant conversations, and we served 9,000 meals.

Night Ministry is incorporated under the laws of the State of California and is described in the Internal Revenue Code 501 [c][3] as a not-for-profit organization.  Our Employer Identification number is 94-3122524.

Van Project

We are seeking a van to bring more support to those in need.  For more details, read about the project.

Planned Giving

Consider a lasting gift by remembering Night Ministry in your estate planning and long-range financial planning. read more on planned giving


Our income in 2013 came in the following ways:
40 % – Individual donations
20 % – Fall Benefit and other fundraising events
15 % – Grants and matching gifts
15 % – Other sources (community fundraising etc.)
10 % – Congregations and religious institutions


Consider becoming a Crisis Line Counselor or a member of our “Daytime Volunteer Corps” which assists with mailings, promotions, Fall Benefit set up, and at other times as needed.  Email us for more information – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Become involved with advocacy efforts in your community around the issues of homelessness, rent control, affordable housing, mental health, addiction, needs of the disabled, and rights of the poor, among others.


Organize a group and provide lunch after Open Cathedral – Civic Center.  We currently gather 59 to 100 for worship and feed 100 to 150 people each week. To learn more read about Open Cathedral Hospitality.


We provide night-time distribution of certain items if and when we have them.  Consider organizing a drive in your congregation or club for: socks (new white cotton), hats, gloves, scarves, coats (men’s mostly), blankets, sleeping bags, toiletries, nutrition bars, bottles of water, and bibles.  Also useful are gift certificates to fast food restaurants and grocery stores.

Community Thrift Store

We are a partner with Community Thrift (623 Valencia St. at 18th St. in San Francisco).   Donations made in our name benefit us directly. Be sure to use Code #194 when donating for Night Ministry. Call 415-861-4910 or go to www.communitythriftsf.org for more info.


Come and join the Night Ministers for an evening and experience firsthand the ministry to our lonely, anxious and forgotten sisters and brothers.  Call the office at 415-935-7862 in advance to schedule a night walk.


Help us share the word about Night Ministry so that everyone who needs a word of comfort and hope at night knows how to reach us.


Invite one of our staff members, Governing Board members, or volunteers to lead an adult forum, to talk to your congregation, your civic organization, or group.





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