Covenant House Florida, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   1 review

Address:

733 Breakers Avenue Fort Lauderdale FL 33304 USA

Mission:

Covenant house florida, inc. (the organization) was incorporated in march 1983 as a florida nonprofit organization and is an affiliate of covenant house, inc. The organization was established to shelter homeless and runaway youths. The parent is the sole member of the organization and is a private, not-for-profit agency, which, through its affiliates, offered shelter, food, clothing, counseling, medical attention, crisis intervention, and other services to 1,982 unduplicated runaway and homeless youth during the current fiscal year. Covenant house florida will continue to fulfill its mission by providing shelter and services to children and youth who are homeless or at great risk. We will make every effort to reunite kids with their families. We will collaborate with community agencies and associations and actively participate in community efforts to improve the conditions of families and children. We will advocate with and on behalf of youth to raise awareness in the community about t

Programs:

Covenant house florida, inc. Provided shelter and support services to 819 unduplicated runaway, homeless, and at-risk youths under the age of 21 during the fiscal year ending june 30, 2014 (581 in fort lauderdale and 238 in orlando). A total of 1,225 youths were admitted for emergency shelter (943 in fort lauderdale and 282 in orlando) who received 35,471 days of crisis care (food, shelter, clothing, case management, health services, parenting education, independent living skills instruction, individual/family counseling, job readiness training, education, etc. ) at the fort lauderdale and orlando shelters.

the mother/child program provides emergency shelter, food, and counseling to runaway and homeless youth with infants/toddlers. A total of 259 individuals were helped (91 pregnant girls/young mothers and their 73 babies in ft. Lauderdale and 52 pregnant girls/young mothers and their 43 babies in orlando).

the rights of passage program provides transitional housing services for up to 24 months to youths, including individual counseling and help with completing education and finding jobs and housing. A total of 120 youths (35 in fort lauderdale and 85 in orlando) received 15,649 days of transitional housing (5,429 in ft. Lauderdale and 10,220 in orlando).

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I have never seen homelessness in this light before. Too often, we sit and think about the homeless being simply a tired old man sitting on the side of the road with a cardboard sign and beer nearby. However, being a full-time volunteer here at Covenant House Florida has taught me that homelessness is not just for that stereotype, but that it can affect anyone--including our youth. Youth are our future, and I am thankful to be a part of an organization that is helping homeless and runaway youth to build a better future for themselves. This residential facility has provided shelter to thousands of youth over the years, and I hope that it continues to be around for as long as its needed to fight against the cycle of poverty.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing the attitudes and hearts of the youth change and open up as they stay at the organization.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

give them a new facility.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the ability to share myself with these youth and make a positive impact on their lives.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

friendly, energetic, and hopeful for these youth.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change the face of homelessness in Ft. Lauderdale and Orlando--and other areas of Florida.

Ways to make it better...

there were more funds to provide for more activities.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

a decrease in donations, and the size of the facility.

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

 
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