Covenant House Illinois is excited to announce the opening of twelve units of transitional housing at its current location in the Lawson House (30 W. Chicago Avenue).Read More
Since opening our doors in February 2017, we've seen time and again the impact our community has on the lives of those we serve. Today, the power of that impact hit a milestone as we surpassed 10,000 visits to our daytime services center.Read More
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.
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.Read More
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:Read More
Chicago P.D. Actor LaRoyce Hawkins made a visit to Covenant House Illinois, where he screened an episode of the show and brought lunch for CHIL youth.
We were blessed to enjoy a special first Thanksgiving at Covenant House Illinois in our drop-in center on our first Thanksgiving.Read More
It was a balmy 33 degrees when sixty-four of Chicago's business leaders and young professionals took to the cement of St. James Commons the evening of Thursday, November 16th to Sleep Out in solidarity with homeless youth.Read More
CHIL has received a wonderful outpouring of support from local talent, and we're excited to announce that three Chicago-based artists will be joining us for the program portion of the event at this Thursday's Sleep Out event to help bring awareness to the issue of youth homelessness in our city.Read More
On Thursday, November 16th at 7:00 p.m., we invite local celebrities, business leaders and young professionals to “sleep out” at St. James Commons (65 E Huron Street) in solidarity with Chicago’s homeless youth as part of our inaugural Sleep Out in downtown Chicago.Read More