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Covenant Retirement Communities

Non-profit Healthcare - Health Services Not for Profit - Charitable 2,500 - 5,000 Employees

In 1886, when Chicago was teeming with European refugees seeking shelter and employment, the fledgling Swedish Covenant Church established the Home of Mercy in Chicago to care for the elderly, orphans and invalids.

The Home of Mercy continued its service through the 19th century when the immediate needs of the seriously ill necessitated the creation of a hospital. Delano Hall was opened in 1903. The facility was later renamed Swedish Covenant Hospital.

With the establishment of the hospital, the Home of Mercy expanded its capacity to care for long-term residents. In 1928, the Home of Mercy was rebuilt and renamed Covenant Home. It was rebuild again in 1997, continuing an unbroken heritage of service that began in 1886.

The ministry of CRC expanded steadily over the years, becoming what it is today--a network of 14 retirement communities in eight states.


For full time employees, we offer a generous benefits package that includes:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Employer paid group term life and disability
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) & six paid holidays
  • 403(b) with a 3% employer match
  • Various voluntary benefits:
    • Life, AD&D
    • Tuition assistance and scholarships
    • Employee assistance program
    • Legal services, home/auto insurance, discount purchasing program.
    • Pet Insurance


The Mission of Covenant Retirement Communities:
As a ministry of the Evangelical Covenant Church, Covenant Retirement Communities celebrates God's gift of life in Christian community. We follow the Great Commandment to love and serve God and one another as taught by Jesus Christ. That compels us to affirm the dignity of each person and to pursue excellence and financial integrity in all that we do.

As we provide a broad range of resources, services and programs to enhance individual and community wellness, we collaborate with residents and families to achieve the best possible results. While seeking to foster independence, we respond to each individual's evolving needs in order to provide the security that assures peace of mind.


We are Inspired to Serve! 

We create joy and peace of mind for residents and their families by providing a better way of life.