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Campaign for

Youth Potential

There aren't the right words to describe what Covenant House Illinois means to me and other youth in my position. They tell you what you need to lift you up and give you the lessons you need to move on.

Chrissy, 19 - Former Covenant House Illinois Resident

Meet Our Youth

Welcome to Covenant House Illinois' New Campus

An estimated 3,000 young people experience homelessness on any given night in Chicago. Through the Campaign for Youth Potential, Covenant House Illinois will provide shelter, programming, and tailored services to more youth in crisis than ever before - supporting and guiding young people as they establish independence and permanently break the cycle of homelessness.

In 2020, CHIL embarked on an ambitious $11.5 million capital campaign to renovate our 24,000 square foot facility and meet the growing needs of youth experiencing homelessness. 

Help Us Reach Our Goal


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Giving Opportunities


Through the generous support of friends like you, Covenant House Illinois welcomes young people to our new home in East Garfield Park where they find the services, support and inspiration they need to realize their full potential.


Cash Donations


Most campaign gifts are paid through cash (i.e. by check, wire transfer or credit card). Cash gifts are typically the easiest.



Appreciated assets such as stocks and bonds are a great way to give. Selling your appreciated securities and contributing the after-tax proceeds, you may be able to automatically increase your gift and your tax deduction.

Other Types of Gifts


Life Insurance

and Charitable Lead Trusts may offer tax advantages to you.

Your contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Covenant House Illinois, Inc. (FEIN 81-2061485) is a tax-exempt charitable organization as described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

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We Deeply Appreciate Your Generosity

We gratefully acknowledge the following donors and thank them for their generous support of the Campaign for Youth Potential 


Chicago Development Fund
Madeline and Michael Hughes
The Sullivan Family
Congressionally Directed Spending Award recommended by U. S. Senator Tammy Duckworth
Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
Mark and Tracey Hennessy*
Mark Loughridge and Michele Williams
Anthony Colon


Paul Krug, Jr.
Gregory and Marie Pusinelli*
Nathir Sara
Shari and William McCormick
Kevin and Clare Ryan
Jeff and Jen Kilpatrick*
Denis Pierce and the Pierce Family Foundation
The Allstate Corporation
Mary Ellen Hennessy
Rivers Casino Foundation


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William Blair Foundation
Bob Fitzsimmons*
Asha Varghese*
Caterpillar Foundation
Cuore e Mani Foundation
Nancy Kearney*
Terri Germain
Paul and Joanne Hennessy
Kaplan Family Foundation
Sheila McNulty*
Sylvia Rdzak
Mark Santacrose and Margaret Fiorenza*
Sam and Dona Scott
Peter Cohen and Jeff Sposato
Susan Reyna-Guerrero and Mario Guerrero
Mimi Alschuler and Lawrence Stark
Karen and Avram Lothan
John W. Pfeiffer and Gregory L. Potts

See Our Before and After Pictures

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