Covenant House Illinois

Covenant House Illinois With unconditional love and absolute respect, we provide youth experiencing homelessness with shelter + safety, trust + community, & a better tomorrow.

Covenant House Illinois (CHIL) offers so much more than just a safe place to sleep; our dedicated staff provides absolute respect, unconditional love, and 24/7 care to help youth transition from homelessness to independence. Covenant House's first goal is to provide assistance finding a job, saving for an apartment, and much more. HOW DO YOU SHELTER IN PLACE WHEN YOU DON'T HAVE A HOME? Covenant Ho

Covenant House Illinois (CHIL) offers so much more than just a safe place to sleep; our dedicated staff provides absolute respect, unconditional love, and 24/7 care to help youth transition from homelessness to independence. Covenant House's first goal is to provide assistance finding a job, saving for an apartment, and much more. HOW DO YOU SHELTER IN PLACE WHEN YOU DON'T HAVE A HOME? Covenant Ho

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Sleep Out is less than 5 weeks away! On November 18 we will host a limited number of in-person Sleepers to Sleep Out in ...
10/16/2021

Sleep Out is less than 5 weeks away! On November 18 we will host a limited number of in-person Sleepers to Sleep Out in the enclosed courtyard of our new Campus. Don't miss your opportunity to participate in this powerful event! Register here: http://ow.ly/8q5w50GsoDL

Sleep Out is less than 5 weeks away! On November 18 we will host a limited number of in-person Sleepers to Sleep Out in the enclosed courtyard of our new Campus. Don't miss your opportunity to participate in this powerful event! Register here: http://ow.ly/8q5w50GsoDL

Yesterday we welcomed our youth to our new home at 2934 W. Lake Street! Thank you to all of our Covenant House Illinois ...
10/15/2021

Yesterday we welcomed our youth to our new home at 2934 W. Lake Street! Thank you to all of our Covenant House Illinois supporters who have helped make our new Chicago campus a reality. Learn more about CHIL here: https://www.covenanthouseil.org/

Tomorrow we welcome our youth into our new home! Moving into our new campus will allow us to expand our capacity to help...
10/13/2021

Tomorrow we welcome our youth into our new home! Moving into our new campus will allow us to expand our capacity to help even more young people find a sustainable path to independence. Click here to support our critical work: https://www.covenanthouseil.org/donate #CHIL #CovenantHouseIL

Happy Fundraising Tip Friday! If you haven't already signed up for Sleep Out you can sign up here: https://www.sleepout....
10/08/2021

Happy Fundraising Tip Friday! If you haven't already signed up for Sleep Out you can sign up here: https://www.sleepout.org/index.cfm?eventID=894&fuseaction=donorDrive.event

#SleepOutChicago #CHILSleepOut #CovenantHouseIL #CHIL #FundraisingTipFriday #ChicagoNonprofit

Happy Fundraising Tip Friday! If you haven't already signed up for Sleep Out you can sign up here: https://www.sleepout.org/index.cfm?eventID=894&fuseaction=donorDrive.event

#SleepOutChicago #CHILSleepOut #CovenantHouseIL #CHIL #FundraisingTipFriday #ChicagoNonprofit

Share why you are sleeping out! Repost this image with the reason you are giving up your bed for one night in solidarity...
10/06/2021

Share why you are sleeping out! Repost this image with the reason you are giving up your bed for one night in solidarity with youth facing homelessness. Join the conversation using hashtags #CHIL #CHILSleepOut #SleepOutChicago #covenanthouseil

Today the CHIL team came together at the Garfield Park Conservatory for our Mental Health First Aid Training - ensuring ...
09/30/2021

Today the CHIL team came together at the Garfield Park Conservatory for our Mental Health First Aid Training - ensuring we are ready to provide the best care and support for our youth in crisis #CHIL #covenanthouseil

Today the CHIL team came together at the Garfield Park Conservatory for our Mental Health First Aid Training - ensuring we are ready to provide the best care and support for our youth in crisis #CHIL #covenanthouseil

Thank you Wedbush Securities for supporting Sleep Out as a Defender Sponsor! #CHILSleepOut #SleepOutChicago #CHIL #Coven...
09/29/2021

Thank you Wedbush Securities for supporting Sleep Out as a Defender Sponsor! #CHILSleepOut #SleepOutChicago #CHIL #CovenantHouseIL

Thank you Wedbush Securities for supporting Sleep Out as a Defender Sponsor! #CHILSleepOut #SleepOutChicago #CHIL #CovenantHouseIL

Sleeper Spotlight: Meet Associate Board member Eric Kitchell. Eric is a veteran sleeper who has been sleeping out since ...
09/28/2021
I'm giving up my bed so youth facing homelessness can find a safe place to sleep.

Sleeper Spotlight: Meet Associate Board member Eric Kitchell.
Eric is a veteran sleeper who has been sleeping out since the very first CHIL Sleep Out in 2016. His involvement with CHIL started in 2015 as he was wrapping up a graduate degree in finance and felt the need to fill a void that studying once left. His employer, Morgan Stanley, published a memo for employees to join the Sleep Out movement and specifically encouragement to get involved with the new local chapter in Chicago. Last year he raised over $5,000 from friends and family for Covenant House Illinois. His fundraising approach is gentle but constant pressure via emails, texts and personal calls to friends, family, coworkers and business acquaintances. He makes a personal connection with his donors as he ties in his personal affiliation with CHIL along with the mission at large for Sleep Out. He also sends out Thank You notes to each of his donors, along with attaching photos of him participating in the event. Eric is a current Associate Board member and former Chair of the AB. The CHIL Associate Board makes such an incredible impact, raising over $64k collectively last year - Thank you to our amazing members!
Check out Eric's Sleep Out page here: https://www.sleepout.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.team&teamID=9486

I've joined the Sleep Out: Chicago and am giving up my bed for one night so youth facing homelessness can find a safe place to sleep at Covenant House. As part of my Sleep Out, I'm raising funds and awareness for Sleep Out, an organization that provides shelter, safety, and support to nearly 2,000 y...

Walgreens employees held a department-level fundraiser.  They were recently able to visit Covenant House Chicago and del...
09/23/2021

Walgreens employees held a department-level fundraiser. They were recently able to visit Covenant House Chicago and deliver various items purchased with the funds raised from their personal contributions. Thank you Walgreens!

Walgreens employees held a department-level fundraiser. They were recently able to visit Covenant House Chicago and deliver various items purchased with the funds raised from their personal contributions. Thank you Walgreens!

09/22/2021

Check out pictures from our Sleep Out Kick-off Event 😀 #CHILSleepOut #CHIL #CovenantHouseIL #SleepOutChicago #SleepOut
P.S. Thank you Accenture for generously sponsoring the Kick-off event

Less than two months to go until Sleep Out: Chicago! We want to hear from you... Why are you sleeping out? Use the hash ...
09/20/2021

Less than two months to go until Sleep Out: Chicago! We want to hear from you... Why are you sleeping out? Use the hash tag #CHILSleepOut so we can stand together in the fight to end youth homelessness.

Learn more about 2021 Sleep Out: Chicago here: https://www.covenanthouseil.org/sleepoutchicago

Less than two months to go until Sleep Out: Chicago! We want to hear from you... Why are you sleeping out? Use the hash tag #CHILSleepOut so we can stand together in the fight to end youth homelessness.

Learn more about 2021 Sleep Out: Chicago here: https://www.covenanthouseil.org/sleepoutchicago

09/17/2021

Happy Friday from CHIL! #FeelTheLove #CHIL #SleepOut #CHILSleepOut #endyouthhomelessness

09/15/2021

Check out our 2021 Covenant House Illinois Sleep Out video! Thank you Associate Board member Theresa Ellis for putting this together. Learn more about Sleep Out, how you can create a team or sleep out virtually at https://www.covenanthouseil.org/sleepoutchicago #CHIL #SleepOut #CovenantHouseIL

Don't forget to RSVP for our Sleep Out Kick-off event on Monday, September 13th from 5:30-7:00 pm! Join us to learn more...
09/08/2021

Don't forget to RSVP for our Sleep Out Kick-off event on Monday, September 13th from 5:30-7:00 pm! Join us to learn more about Sleep Out and the work of Covenant House Illinois all while enjoying a delicious BBQ meal from the RRT food truck.
RSVP here: https://www.covenanthouseil.org/sleep-out-chicago

Thank you Cook Country Commissioner Brandon Johnson (District 1) for stopping by to tour our new campus! Wonderful for o...
08/31/2021

Thank you Cook Country Commissioner Brandon Johnson (District 1) for stopping by to tour our new campus! Wonderful for our youth to see his leadership, working hard to think big and transform our Communities. @brandonCCD1 #CHIL #CovenantHouseIL #endyouthhomelessness #westsidechicago #chicagononprofit #ProjectRainbow #BUILDChicago

Check out our very own CHIL staff member Camille on New York City's Times Square billboards! We are so fortunate to have...
08/27/2021

Check out our very own CHIL staff member Camille on New York City's Times Square billboards! We are so fortunate to have such wonderful staff members and partners like Morgan Stanley advocating for our young adults! #CHIL #CovenantHouseIL

Check out our very own CHIL staff member Camille on New York City's Times Square billboards! We are so fortunate to have such wonderful staff members and partners like Morgan Stanley advocating for our young adults! #CHIL #CovenantHouseIL

Huge THANK YOU to Jim Coleman and the Accenture US team for their generous support of Sleep Out! Join us at the Kick-off...
08/24/2021

Huge THANK YOU to Jim Coleman and the Accenture US team for their generous support of Sleep Out! Join us at the Kick-off event on Monday, September 13th 5:30-7pm to learn more about Covenant House Illinois and our largest annual event - Sleep Out! RSVP here: https://www.covenanthouseil.org/sleep-out-chicago

Huge THANK YOU to Jim Coleman and the Accenture US team for their generous support of Sleep Out! Join us at the Kick-off event on Monday, September 13th 5:30-7pm to learn more about Covenant House Illinois and our largest annual event - Sleep Out! RSVP here: https://www.covenanthouseil.org/sleep-out-chicago

Don't forget to RSVP for our Kick-Off event on Monday, September 13th! Come and learn about this year's event, the impac...
08/20/2021
Sleep Out Kick-Off — Covenant House Illinois

Don't forget to RSVP for our Kick-Off event on Monday, September 13th! Come and learn about this year's event, the impact your support is creating and mingle with other sleepers. This is also your opportunity to see Covenant House Illinois' new home, located at 2934 W. Lake Street. Covenant House is honored to have Jim Coleman, Accenture Chicago Office Managing Director, and Cari Coleman as Corporate Chairs for Sleep Out: Chicago 2021.
RSVP here: https://www.covenanthouseil.org/sleep-out-chicago

Check out a few snaps from our Covenant House Illinois all-staff outing! We had a ball cheering on Chicago White Sox! Ra...
08/20/2021

Check out a few snaps from our Covenant House Illinois all-staff outing! We had a ball cheering on Chicago White Sox!
Ran into our friend Charles H. Thomas, retired Chief Political Reporter ABC 7 News! So nice to catch up Charles 😀😀 #CHIL #SummerChi #WhiteSox #ChicagoBaseball #ChicagoNonprofit #endyouthhomelessness

The Sleep Out is one of our favorite opportunities to connect as a community. Your participation will raise critical awa...
07/16/2021

The Sleep Out is one of our favorite opportunities to connect as a community. Your participation will raise critical awareness and funds for youth facing homelessness. On November 18th CHIL will host a limited capacity in-person Sleep Out event along with a virtual option. Sign up today!

Visit www.sleepout.org/event/chicago to register.⠀

#CHILsleepout #CHIL #covenanthouse #endyouthhomelessness #sleepout #Chicagononprofit #endhomelessness #virtualsleepout

The Sleep Out is one of our favorite opportunities to connect as a community. Your participation will raise critical awareness and funds for youth facing homelessness. On November 18th CHIL will host a limited capacity in-person Sleep Out event along with a virtual option. Sign up today!

Visit www.sleepout.org/event/chicago to register.⠀

#CHILsleepout #CHIL #covenanthouse #endyouthhomelessness #sleepout #Chicagononprofit #endhomelessness #virtualsleepout

Faces behind CHIL: Meet CodyTwenty-four year old Cody moved to Chicago in the summer of 2020, with the promise of a new ...
07/07/2021

Faces behind CHIL: Meet Cody

Twenty-four year old Cody moved to Chicago in the summer of 2020, with the promise of a new job and a better life. But once he arrived, having travelled all the way from California, the stark reality of a city in the midst of a global pandemic became devastatingly apparent.

"The life I was trying to get away from in California prevented me from returning there," Cody explains..

Click here to continue reading Cody's story and other Faces Behind CHIL youth stories: https://www.covenanthouseil.org/youth-stories-blog/2021/6/24/faces-behind-chil-cody

Faces behind CHIL: Meet Cody

Twenty-four year old Cody moved to Chicago in the summer of 2020, with the promise of a new job and a better life. But once he arrived, having travelled all the way from California, the stark reality of a city in the midst of a global pandemic became devastatingly apparent.

"The life I was trying to get away from in California prevented me from returning there," Cody explains..

Click here to continue reading Cody's story and other Faces Behind CHIL youth stories: https://www.covenanthouseil.org/youth-stories-blog/2021/6/24/faces-behind-chil-cody

THANK YOU to all who donated to our 10,000 Night Challenge - we surpassed our goal! Special shout out to Greg and Marie ...
07/02/2021

THANK YOU to all who donated to our 10,000 Night Challenge - we surpassed our goal! Special shout out to Greg and Marie Pusinelli for matching the $10,000 funds raised. We look forward to providing the next 10,000 nights of shelter and safety - and beyond!

THANK YOU to all who donated to our 10,000 Night Challenge - we surpassed our goal! Special shout out to Greg and Marie Pusinelli for matching the $10,000 funds raised. We look forward to providing the next 10,000 nights of shelter and safety - and beyond!

Happy Fourth of July weekend from everyone Covenant House Illinois! Wishing everyone a happy and safe Holiday weekend🇺🇸
07/02/2021

Happy Fourth of July weekend from everyone Covenant House Illinois! Wishing everyone a happy and safe Holiday weekend🇺🇸

Happy Fourth of July weekend from everyone Covenant House Illinois! Wishing everyone a happy and safe Holiday weekend🇺🇸

Only a couple hours left to have your donation DOUBLED! Earlier this year our residential program celebrated a milestone...
06/30/2021

Only a couple hours left to have your donation DOUBLED!

Earlier this year our residential program celebrated a milestone of providing 10,000 nights of shelter to Chicago's Youth! To commemorate the milestone CHIL Board Member Greg Pusinelli and his wife Marie are matching all new donations through June 30th. We have $650 left in matching funds to reach our $10,000 goal - Join us and make your gift count!

Visit: https://www.covenanthouseil.org/donate

Only a couple hours left to have your donation DOUBLED!

Earlier this year our residential program celebrated a milestone of providing 10,000 nights of shelter to Chicago's Youth! To commemorate the milestone CHIL Board Member Greg Pusinelli and his wife Marie are matching all new donations through June 30th. We have $650 left in matching funds to reach our $10,000 goal - Join us and make your gift count!

Visit: https://www.covenanthouseil.org/donate

10,000 Nights Challenge - Two days left to DOUBLE your impact! One of our thoughtful CHIL Board Members generously agree...
06/28/2021

10,000 Nights Challenge - Two days left to DOUBLE your impact! One of our thoughtful CHIL Board Members generously agreed to match new gifts up to $10,000 in honor of the 10,000 nights of shelter, warmth and safety CHIL has provided to Chicago Youth. The Deadline this Wednesday, June 30th and we have $900 left to raise! Together, we can make an enduring difference in the lives of young people in crisis. You can make your gift here: https://www.covenanthouseil.org/donate

10,000 Nights Challenge - Two days left to DOUBLE your impact! One of our thoughtful CHIL Board Members generously agreed to match new gifts up to $10,000 in honor of the 10,000 nights of shelter, warmth and safety CHIL has provided to Chicago Youth. The Deadline this Wednesday, June 30th and we have $900 left to raise! Together, we can make an enduring difference in the lives of young people in crisis. You can make your gift here: https://www.covenanthouseil.org/donate

On Juneteenth, we celebrate our collective history and the beauty of the African American community and their contributi...
06/17/2021

On Juneteenth, we celebrate our collective history and the beauty of the African American community and their contributions to the fabric of our country. Remembering those before us, whose sacrifices, bravery, and perseverance have shaped our present-day and on whose shoulders we stand. At Covenant House, we come together as a federation to celebrate by sharing stories of our youth and staff and inviting our partners and supporters to recognize the historical significance of Juneteenth as a reminder to never give up hope! Hope and a belief that Black and brown youth deserve to pave their path forward where racism, discrimination, and racial inequities are not traumas that define their future. #CHIL #Juneteenth #CovenantHouseIL

Are you a caring individual looking to advance your career? Look no further because we are hiring! We'd love for you to ...
06/14/2021

Are you a caring individual looking to advance your career? Look no further because we are hiring! We'd love for you to join our team of talented professionals assisting youth experiencing homelessness. Check out our openings today: https://www.covenanthouseil.org/work-for-chil

Are you a caring individual looking to advance your career? Look no further because we are hiring! We'd love for you to join our team of talented professionals assisting youth experiencing homelessness. Check out our openings today: https://www.covenanthouseil.org/work-for-chil

Young people arriving at Covenant House Illinois come with diverse life experiences and face many challenges: 62% face u...
06/10/2021
Youth Development Center — Covenant House Illinois

Young people arriving at Covenant House Illinois come with diverse life experiences and face many challenges: 62% face unemployment. Covenant House Illinois offers a work force development program to support our youth and their goals. Realizing the perseverance required in building a more stable life, youth can come to the center as many times as they need to access these services as they continue to work toward better futures.

Learn more about our programs here: https://www.covenanthouseil.org/daytime-services

Covenant House Illinois’ Youth Development Center is a place where homeless or at-risk youth’s most urgent needs are met immediately. A team of trained youth advisors and staff welcome youth into a safe, patient environment where they have receive basic necessities, including food, showers, laun...

Welcome Susan Reyna-Guerrero! We look forward to all the exciting things to come as you join us as Executive Director. L...
06/07/2021

Welcome Susan Reyna-Guerrero! We look forward to all the exciting things to come as you join us as Executive Director. Learn more about Susan 's impressive background here: https://www.covenanthouseil.org/executive-director-blog/2021/5/21/new-executive-director

Welcome Susan Reyna-Guerrero! We look forward to all the exciting things to come as you join us as Executive Director. Learn more about Susan 's impressive background here: https://www.covenanthouseil.org/executive-director-blog/2021/5/21/new-executive-director

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2934 W. Lake Street
Chicago, IL
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Youth Development Center | Daily, 8:00 - 3:00pm Residential Services | 24/7

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From Homelessness to Hope

Every night in the city of Chicago, as many as 3,000 youth grapple with homelessness. Facing difficulties such as intergenerational poverty, neglect, exploitation, and/or mental health issues, what these youth are ultimately looking for is a place to call home.

Utilizing a holistic approach that employs guidance, mentorship, and care, Covenant House Illinois accepts each and every youth who walks through our doors with unconditional love and absolute respect.

If you find yourself needing to stay with us, we pledge to provide you with shelter + safety, trust + community, and a better tomorrow.

Home is a promised sanctuary. Home is a found family. And home is a brighter future. Let us help put you on the path home.

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Social service agency that makes a real difference in people's lives and doesn't just offer fluff.
This place is not what it appears to be. In I'm sure a lot of legal actions can be taken against this facility that is supposed to help young adults.
Please join us on Friday, 04/19 between 11 am until 3 pm as we show the buzz worthy viewing of Beyonce's Netflix collaboration "HOMECOMING." Music, Food and Beyonce Trivia (winner receives prize). Where: TPAN- 5537 N Broadway Street Youth Space (Tea Room) When: Friday, April 19th from 11 am until 3 pm (movie viewing at Noon) Please Note: Must be 18-29 and a member of the LGBTQ community or Ally. To RSVP text Darnell at 312.887.1637
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Thanks for hosting the Grainger team last week on our National Day of Service. We had a great team interacting with everyone there and organizing stock rooms is exactly in our wheel house!
This is fantastic Chris!