The Crib is open seven nights a week, 365 days a year, from 9 p.m. until 9 a.m. The Night Ministry believes that every person deserves a warm, safe place to rest, and the staff's aim is to build community with the 20 young people who come to stay each night at The Crib. The Crib welcomes people of all genders and sexual orientations. As many as 80% of The Crib’s guests identify as LGBTQ. The Crib has been recognized for its leadership in providing LGBTQ-competent services to Chicago’s homeless youth.