From our Executive Director:
For most of us, choice can be a tricky thing. We might choose to hit snooze on the alarm clock a few more times than we should, or break that New Year’s resolution in February, or struggle to be honest with a loved one or friend. Yet for our youth, making the right choices can be an even bigger challenge.
Mildred Mack is a dedicated mother and case manager who has faced and overcome her own challenges without ever letting them hinder her ability to take care of others. She can be kind and warm and soft and gentle, but none of that is what earned Mildred the nickname bestowed upon her at Covenant House Alaska…”Miss Military”.
For most of us, family is a symbol of unconditional love, support, community, and sanctuary. To me, Covenant House embodies all of those things.
Every aspect of the work we do with our youth is guided by these principles, and every success story is a direct result of them.
For Covenant House youth, the road to a more secure adulthood begins with the first of these principles, immediacy.
It was only a year ago that Covenant House Illinois opened its doors to homeless and at-risk youth in Chicago, and in that year, we’ve met hundreds of youth, built strong community partnerships, and felt an outpouring of support for our mission from across Chicago and Illinois.
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