Covenant Retirement Communities – Our Foundation

Home of MercyWho we are – our history – our story

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.

Our Mission Statement
Our Covenant Church Association
Covenant Trust