In order to meet the needs of homeless youth in Chicago, Covenant House is partnering with leading providers in Chicago who specialize in the services our young people need most.

Each of our partner agencies will be on-site at Covenant House
to engage youth at their point of need.



Heartland Health Outreach is a federally qualified health center and leader in providing healthcare to Chicago’s most vulnerable populations – those who are homeless, suffer from mental illness or addictions or have multiple chronic illnesses – improving health for all and the well-being of our community. Heartland Health Outreach is a leader in multiple fields and offers its expertise in key areas to help Chicago-based individuals and organizations improve programs and adopt policies to foster efficiency and effectiveness.

Mental Health

Through care, employment, advocacy, and housing, Thresholds assists and inspires people with mental illnesses to reclaim their lives.  A core value of Threshold’s is the rejection of the notion that anyone is a lost cause, utilizing evidence-based practices and a wide range of supports to treat the whole person, rather than just the disease. 75% of services are provided out in the community in partnership with organizations such as Covenant House.

Workforce Development

The Cara Program provides a comprehensive solution to the interrelated challenges of poverty, employment barriers and chronic homelessness. Their innovative approach addresses poverty by giving individuals the opportunity to secure permanent employment through a comprehensive range of training, support, and job placement services. Since its inception, Cara has placed more than 5,100 individuals into quality, permanent employment (at one-year job retention rates of 70%+), catalyzing the same number of families to stop the transfer of poverty from one generation to the next.

Legal Services

The Law Project of the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless:  For twenty years, The Law Project has provided legal services to more than 400 clients per year through work of five dedicated attorneys. In 2016, 87% of the 485 cases closed by the Law Project assisted homeless students or unaccompanied youth. CCH attorneys also assist homeless adults living in shelters and on the street, including the Uptown encampments.

Cabrini Green Legal Aid provides both criminal and civil legal services, integrated with social work support, to individuals facing barriers stemming from an encounter with the criminal justice system. Legal services are provided in areas of acute need, including criminal records relief, defense, family and housing law. Utilizing a client-centered approach and a network of law firms and pro bono support, CGLA assists in the removal of barriers and works together to help individuals and families achieve long-term stability in their lives.