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What We Do

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.

Residential Program

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.

What We Believe: Our 5 Guiding Principles

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