Covenant Retirement Communities – Our Foundation
Covenant Retirement Communities traces its roots to the Home of Mercy. Opened in Chicago in 1886 as the founding ministry of a church of Swedish immigrants, it was an old-age home, an orphanage and a hospital. Since then, the church became the Evangelical Covenant Church, our service parent. The service to senior adults became Covenant Retirement Communities.
Now, more than a century later, the covenant of service kindled on the streets of Chicago burns brightly across the country. We welcome those of all faiths and those who do not embrace a faith.