Organization Details

San Francisco Night Ministry

Type: nonprofit
logophotoSan Francisco Night Ministry

The Night Ministry provides crisis intervention, counseling and referral services every night of the year. Since 1964, we haven’t missed one night in 50 years. And we do this every night, rain or shine, whether it’s a holiday or not, between 10:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. We staff a crisis telephone line and support night ministers who literally walk the streets of San Francisco offering face-to-face conversations to those who are lonely, anxious and afraid in the middle of the night, when crises are most acute and when social services don’t readily exist.

In addition, the Night Ministry sponsors two Open Cathedrals. They are outdoor worship services -- one in the Tenderloin and one in the Mission. They are weekly worship services followed by a time of sharing food. We provide meals and we also offer an opportunity for conversation and prayer and crisis intervention.

We help to bridge the gap between the times when social services are offered. We offer to build healthy life-affirming communities and neighborhoods. We offer companionship to those who are lonely and isolated. We attend to the mental and physical needs of those who are compromised.

On average, we engage in over twenty thousand substantive conversations every year. We serve over ten thousand meals. And we provide hundreds of emergency interventions. San Francisco Night Ministry offers informational and educational events as well.

We receive no public funding, and we don’t charge anyone for any of our services. Thankfully, we are not alone. We are grateful to our supporters for partnering with us with financial contributions and with gifts of time and talent. We look to remain faithful to our calling to those whom we serve and for those who support us and send us out each night.
1031 Franklin Street., San Francisco, CA


SF Night Ministry fundraiser 2014-10-12
SF Night Ministry Thanksgiving for Fifty Years of Service 2014-11-16


SF Night Ministry fundraiser 2014-10-12
Wing It! performing at Grace Cathedral 2014-11-16
Volti singers performing at Grace Cathedral 2014-11-16
SF Night Ministry 50 years of service complete 2014-11-16