About Us

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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.

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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:

  • The Easter Seals Child Development Center meets regularly in Nelson Chapel, serving children with developmental issues under the age of three. Easter seals also uses our facilities for individualized speech therapy twice weekly.
  • Our soccer field is home to the Princeton High School girls and boys teams.
 
  • The Princeton Evangelical Covenant Church youth group hosts a community-wide, youth-led worship service on our campus for more than 40 young people every other week.
  • During the winter, our gymnasium is used by the Special Olympics for boy’s basketball, girl’s fast-pitch softball, and other activities.
 
  • We provide office space for the local director of Young Life, as well as meeting space for Bible Studies with high school students.
  • Our new baseball field will soon be home to the Princeton-area, traveling baseball team.