Purpose of the Coalition

Pride Flag.

The Chicago Coalition of Welcoming Churches is a collaboration of more than 80 churches and other ministries in the Chicago metropolitan area which welcome and affirm people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. We have two goals:

  • To spread the message of our members' LGBTQ-inclusion across the Chicago metropolitan area, mindful that a positive message about sexual and family diversity is a gift to all people.
  • To connect the leaders, members, and guests of our partner churches for fellowship and education, enabling support and resource-sharing for the practices of faithful welcome.

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The Night Ministry

1735 North Ashland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622




About the Night Ministry

The Night Ministry is a non-profit, non-denominational social service organization that creates hope throughout the communities we serve. The Night Ministry listens to the needs of people we meet on Chicago's nighttime streets - regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or social status. One population we are particularly involved with is homeless and at-risk youth,—many of whom—are LBGTQ.

Founded in 1976 by 18 congregations, The Night Ministry now is supported by corporations, foundations, individuals, and many, many congregations of varying faith traditions.

There are a number of direct service and support opportunities for volunteer groups and individuals on Chicago's nighttime streets.

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