Our Foundation

Our heritage – where we have been and where we are going.

Who we are—our history

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.

What we do—our mission