Covenant House

Covenant House is the largest privately-funded childcare agency in the United States providing shelter and service to homeless and runaway youth. It was incorporated in New York City in 1972 and has since expanded in the United States to Anchorage, Atlantic City, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark, New Orleans, Oakland, Orlando, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Washington, D. C., and, outside the United States, to Toronto, Vancouver, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Nicaragua.

In addition to food, shelter, clothing and crisis care, Covenant House provides a variety of services to homeless youth including health care, education, vocational preparation, drug abuse treatment and prevention programs, legal services, recreation, mother/child programs, transitional living programs, street outreach and aftercare.

Covenant House provided residential and non-residential services to over 50,000 youth last year. Over 13,000 young people came into Covenant House Crisis Shelters and Rights of Passage Programs. Another 16,000 received help in Community Service centers or in aftercare and prevention services. Our outreach workers served nearly 21,000 youth on the street. Finally, the Covenant House Nineline (800-999-9999) received over 84,000 crisis calls from youngsters all over the United States who needed immediate help and had nowhere else to turn.

For more information, or to contact Covenant House, see their website at: www.covenanthouse.org

» Recent News

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15 Apr 02 | Casa Alianza received a special recognition from Queen Silvia of Sweden this afternoon as a runner up in what is known internationally as the "Nobel Prize for children", for its struggle to defend the human rights of Central America's children. ...

Toronto Youth To Benefit From Transitional Housing Facility
05 Apr 02 | A youth center providing outreach, educational, and vocational support as well as transitional housing services, will be opening in Toronto, created in partnership with Covenant House and the Government of Canada. Since the National Homelessness ...

Swimming Against The Tide: Casa Alianza At The World Economic Forum
31 Jan 02 | Casa Alianza/Covenant House Latin America is one of just 70 civil society organizations from around the world which has been invited to participate in the World Economic Forum -- the foremost gathering of more than 3,000 of the world's business ...

International Candlelight Vigil Focuses on the Needs of Kids
27 Nov 01 | Sister Mary Rose McGeady, President, Covenant House, will urge youth to strive to become everyday American heroes. Managua, Nicaragua: A candlelight vigil with formerly homeless kids, staff and neighbors will be held in the Covenant House Crisis ...

Mexico's First Lady Visits Covenant House New York
09 Nov 01 | Following a brief presentation by Covenant House staff, Mrs. Fox was introduced to Brendan Jenkins and Lucia Ramirez, two Covenant House residents who told Mrs. Fox their stories. Mrs. Fox's daughter, Ana Cristina, visited Covenant House's ...

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18 Jun 01 | Britain's Queen Elizabeth the Second, in her Birthday Honours List published today, has decorated Bruce Harris with the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his life's work with children in Latin America. British honours are awarded on merit, for...

Casa Alianza In Honduras Celebrates Thirteen Years Of Services
28 Sep 00 | Celebrations marking the thirteenth anniversary of the work of Casa Alianza in Honduras will come to a climax tomorrow -- Friday, 29th of September. Casa Alianza was founded in Honduras in September 1987 and since that time has expanded its ...

 


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