Covenant Children’s Ministries was established in 1921 as Covenant Children’s Home, by the Central Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church, to provide a caring home for children who had lost a parent, or whose parents were unable to care for them. Today the Mission of Covenant Children’s Ministries remains essentially the same, namely “to show the love of Jesus Christ to children in need,” as it honors the legacy of Christian hope and caring began in 1921.
In partnership with our hosted programs and ministries, we provide:
- Spiritual Care. In keeping with our faith based legacy, we provide a campus chaplain, presently Dr. C. John Weborg, who meets as requested with residents and staff at Freedom House and the Bureau County Health and Wellness Clinic. Our chaplain works to promote the spiritual well-being of clients, residents, and staff on campus through one to one visits, small group interaction and by providing worship services for special occasions.
- Care for Victims of Domestic Violence & Sexual Abuse. Freedom House reaches out to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault and their children. Services include 24-hour emergency shelter care, transitional living, counseling, court advocacy, and more. Every year, Freedom House serves almost 800 victims of domestic violence and sexual assault from the five-county area around our facility. Freedom House also provides domestic and sexual violence prevention programs, prevention programs for grade school and high school students, medical and legal advocacy, and volunteer support. For more information, visit FreedomHouseIllinois.org.
- Health & Wellness. A faith-based, community-oriented organization, the Bureau County Health and Wellness Clinic is dedicated to sharing the love of Jesus Christ by providing access to healthcare. The clinic serves as the primary health care provider for more than 1,700 uninsured or under-insured patients, representing more than 5,000 patient visits every year. For more information, visit cchf.org/learn/stories/bureau-county-health-and-wellness-clinic.
- Low-Income Housing. In cooperation with the Bureau County Housing Authority, CCM provides low-income housing in a two-bedroom apartment over the gymnasium on campus.
Our facilities also meet a variety of other needs in the Princeton, IL community: