We Help Youth Facing Homelessness in Chicago, Illinois

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On the street? Need help? We're open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Call: 312-759-7878

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2934 W. Lake Street, Chicago, IL 60612

Covenant House Chicago Site - homeless shelters in illinois

Covenant House Illinois (CHIL) welcomes young people ages 18-24 facing or at risk of homelessness into our daytime Youth Development Center and on-site interim housing. We provide a safe, caring environment and access to necessities. Our doors are open to all youth, regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.

Our On-Site Interim Housing

CHIL is in a period of expansion and in 2018 opened our first 12 on-site interim housing units, where we offer youth a safe, patient, and loving place to stay and get help. Our collaborative agreements with leading agencies provide our young people with access to an array of services to support them on their way to achieving independence.

Our Programs

Young people can access short-term emergency care through the various services of CHIL’s Youth Development Center and our on-site interim housing program. We are working toward adding more interim beds plus a transitional housing program, Rights of Passage, with wraparound support services. We will update this information as plans advance.

Our Services

  • Meals
  • Showers and Laundry
  • Napping space
  • Lockers
  • Case Management
  • Medical care
  • Mental health care
  • Substance use treatment
  • Computer lab
  • Family reunification
  • Phone room
  • Legal services
  • Service referrals
  • Life skills workshops
  • Job readiness
  • Transportation assistance

Shelter Is Only the Beginning

From crisis to care: Find out what it's like when a young person enters our doors.