Over 1.8 million nonprofits and charities for donors, volunteers and funders

Covenant House Florida Inc

1,212 pageviews

Claim This Nonprofit

More Info

Add to Favorites

Share this Nonprofit

Donate

Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Group Homes, Homeless & Housing, Homeless Centers, Homeless Shelters, Housing Support, Human Services

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 2,190 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.

Programs: Shelter and crisis care:covenant house florida, inc. Provided shelter and crisis care to a total of 821 unduplicated youth (591 in fort lauderdale and 230 in orlando) who received 33,169 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. ) 22,614 days of care at the fort lauderdale shelter and 10,555 days at the orlando shelter.

mother/child program:the mother/child program provides emergency shelter, food, and counseling to runaway and homeless youth with infants/toddlers. A total of 200 moms & babies were helped (45 mothers, 57 babies and 30 pregnant girls in ft. Lauderdale and 26 mothers, 34 babies, and 8 pregnant girls in orlando).

rights of passage:the rights of passage program provides transitional housing in scattered site apartments for up to 24 months to youths, including individual counseling and help with completing education and finding/maintaining jobs and housing. A total of 83 youths (24 in fort lauderdale and 59 in orlando) received 15,107 days of transitional housing (4,552 in ft. Lauderdale and 10,555 in orlando).

Community Stories

1 Story from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.