Forging A New Path

Courteous, soft-spoken, and very tall (he is 6’3”), Jermayne (not his real name) shakes his head when he thinks of the path behind him. “It’s been a road to travel in these 24 years,” he says.
He was just a small child growing up on the west side of Chicago when his path took its first sharp turn.

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Lauren Cartlidge
CHIL Story Slam

On a recent Thursday morning, young people perched on sofas in the lounge at Covenant House Illinois (CHIL), just as expectant as any audience at a Moth event in a downtown Chicago bookstore. They wait patiently while the storyteller takes his place on a high stool in the center of the room. The theme for this day’s Story Slam: Role models. 

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Lauren Cartlidge
CHIL Youth Finds A Home of His Own

It is a blessing to witness these youth rise, and to share in the joy when one of the young people using our services finally gets to move into a safe home of their own. Derek, one of our youth who found housing, shares his story with NBC's LeeAnn Trotter:

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Lauren Cartlidge