From Hoodline's Tenderloin editor, Carrie Sisto:
Launched in 1964, the ministry provides counseling and blessings to those who need comfort when no one else is awake. The Rev. Lyle Beckman told us that as the Night Minister, he walks the streets every night from 10:00pm to 4:00am, talking with anyone who needs to talk.
Filmmaker and photographer James Hosking learned of the Night Ministry when he was doing a photo series about Tenderloin bar Aunt Charlie’s Lounge a few years ago.
The Night Minister travels to where people gather, to reach them where they are, Hosking said. Aunt Charlie’s regularly hosts fundraisers for the ministry, he added.