They may be escaping years of physical abuse, a dangerous human trafficking network, a drug-addicted parent, or a house overflowing with rage. More than 5,000 of these kids will lose their lives to the streets.
Every one of these young people has a story, and every one has a dream. Covenant House provides housing and supportive services so that youth facing homelessness can transform their lives and get on a path to independence.
Covenant House was founded 1972 with the simple, profound mission to shelter and care for youth facing homelessness.
Today, we are much more than a homeless shelter. We believe every young person deserves not only a safe place to sleep, but also hope for a brighter future. That's why the youth who walk through our doors in 31 cities across the U.S., Canada, and Latin America are met with a continuum of care, from basic needs like food and shelter, to long-term support, like education, legal counseling, and job training. Learn more at covenanthouse.org.