Youth Development Drop-In Center
Covenant House Illinois' Youth Development Center is a place where youth experiencing homelessness can
immediately address their most urgent needs. When a young person chooses to come to CHIL they are
welcomed into a safe and supportive environment where they can access food, showers, laundry, personal
storage, case management, employment and education, and a place to rest and relax.
Visitors to our Youth Development Center do not need a referral and any at-risk or homeless young person will be welcomed and met with support.
We empower youth by providing holistic trauma-informed care to meet each person’s individual and unique
goals. Through our residential program, youth live at CHIL while receiving clinical case management and
trauma-informed wrap-around services. Our clinical case managers support youth as they navigate and access
community services, establish and work toward their goals, and secure permanent housing that fits their needs.