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Covenant House Illinois Opens New Transitional Living Program with Beds Donated by Bob’s

Covenant House Illinois, a shelter and service provider for youth experiencing homelessness, opened a new Transitional Living Program: Rights of Passage (ROP), in June.

This milestone marks the completion of the Campaign for Youth Potential, a $12 million fundraising initiative that enabled the organization to purchase and renovate a three-story building in East Garfield Park.

Bob’s was honored to support the new facility by donating 19 new mattresses. Bob’s store team from the South Loop, Chicago, location attended the grand opening of the new housing facility. Bob’s also donated $60,000 to Covenant House International last year during the quarterly Café Collections for a Cause program.

“Bob’s is thrilled to supported Covenant House by donating mattresses to the new Transitional Living Program: Rights of Passage. We believe a key component to successful outcomes is access to a goodnight’s sleep,” said Lindsay Ruszczyk, Bob’s Communications and Community Outreach Director.

With the addition of ROP, Covenant House Illinois has the capacity to provide shelter and wrapround support to 56 young people. Covenant House offers comprehensive, trauma-informed services to help young people achieve their goals and permanently overcome homelessness. Since moving into this building in 2021, Covenant House Illinois has created safe spaces for youth to grow and learn while working toward independence. Covenant House has 33 locations across North and Central America.