Covenant HouseCovenant 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
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