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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Homeless & Housing, Homeless Centers, Homeless Shelters, Human Services

Mission: Covenant House provides a community of hope and healing to homeless young people in need of a safe haven. For kids who have run away from or been forced out of their family home or aged out of foster care, Covenant House provides a temporary home and a continuum of services designed to help them escape the streets forever and transition to a life with stable housing, a solid educational foundation, and sustained employment. . Founded in 1972, Covenant House has reached more than one million young people with immediate assistance and the support necessary to transition from a life on the streets to a life with a future.

Programs: Covenant House Crisis Centers provide safe housing, food, clothing, case management, counseling, medical care, and other support services. Covenant House Crisis Care programs operate 24-hours a day, 365 days a year.

Community Stories

37 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Donor

Rating: 5

Covenant House is a tremdous organization. I thought I had a good idea of what they do until I had a full tour of the NYC shelter. Then I realized how much I didn't know and HOW MUCH more they do than I could have every imagined! Covenant House helps kids get off of the streets by not only providing food and shelter but by teaching these young people skills that will last them a lifetime. Its one thing to provide shelter for those in need, its an entirely different thing to provide them with the tools to rebuild their lives and become better people. And don't forget the assistance they provide for babies the of homeless females who otherwise could be on the streets with a hungry baby.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Covenant House is a greenhouse where kids can thrive and grow after being damaged by difficult life experiences. With love and practical help, the staff helps them follow their dreams. Hard work and respect by the staff help the kids in countless ways. Bravo!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Nothing is more profound to save these kids from abuse. Nothing hurts a humanity to see these innocent ones hurt and wounded by the one who should be their caretakers. Covenant House stands for them, telling them that "we are on your side" and "God is on your side", "Take courage Kiddo we will fight together, we will stand together". Every child saved is a victory to humanity.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have a great family and I thought everyone did too. But lots of kids don't. Some of them are at Covenant House. For my last birthday, we asked everyone to bring a pair of pajamas to give to the kids. Then I went to Covenant House with my Mom and we gave the pajamas to the kids there. The teachers were really nice and the kids were having fun. It's a great place.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I've donated since its inception. It is vital to children that are being abused at home or have been evicted, often due to a new spouse for their parent. Left on the streets, they have little choice is ways to survive due to child labor laws. And a easy prey for hustlers, pimps & drug dealers. Covenant house rescues these kids and gives them a chance to finish their education and live a better life. Sometimes literally rescuing them from the arms of the pimps, etc.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I've been a supporter of Covenant House since it opened. It is tragic to read the stories of so many young people who have endured so much abuse and suffering through the treatment or neglect of their own families or the people they have known living on the streets. What a blessing Covenant House has been in reaching out and finding these young people. What a blessing it has been in housing them, feeding and clothing them, and helping them find meaning, purpose and love in their lives. I appreciate so much the information I receive from Covenant House keeping me advised of their work and accomplishments. I pray God's blessing on those who work at the Covenant Houses throughout the USA and on all the children benefiting from their care.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have beening making donations to Covenant House for approximately five years or so.I know that this organization makes a big difference in the lives of the kids it impacts. I formally myself having my entire family being homeless know what their experience is like. But I am glad that just as I had my family through those trying times they have a family at Covenant House. They don't have to face it alone. What's sad is so many homeless kids fall victim to the streets but through this organization they can have hope. I know that its God's grace that keep such a charity running. It is God the gives them the ability to truly help. It is God who allow these sort of organizations and all involved to be an extension of his hand and grace. To be able to reach those who may be losing hope, who needs to feel the hand of his grace.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a contributer to Covenant House for over 25 years because they help homeless children physically and spiritually. Their results have been outstanding helping this group that is so often ignored by society. Government programs do not reach many of these homeless children and encourage dependance rather than self sufficiency.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a regular contributor for many years. Life on the streets is terribly difficult and dangerous for a child. Covenant House sends out vans with volunteers offering a sandwich and a cup of cocoa and, most important, the willingness to listen. The kids who accept their offer are given a warm bed, clean clothes and a chance. The volunteers are wonderful and there are many amazing stories of children who have been helped by their efforts.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a contributor to covenant House for over 20 years. I am always astounded by the testimonials from the young people saved by the loving hands of the people at Covenant House. This organization is a beacon in the pits of homeless teens who find themselves victims of the predators who prey on young people. Covenant House offers a refuge for those who thought the streets were better than their homes only to realize they hat gone from bad to worse without a safety net. covenant house provides that net. I am proud to be a contributor to this mission work. I pray someday to be able to be a volunteer.

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Donor

Rating: 5

My personal experience is limited to Covenant House's monthly letters to donors describing the heart breaking stories of homeless kids who they have encountered, all whom they have tried to help. Some stories have happy endings with the kids going on to become successful contributors to society, and other stories do not have such happy endings if the kids are unwilling to accept the help offered.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Kids shouldn't have to fend for themselves. Every child deserves to feel welcomed, valued, and safe. Covenant House provides a sense of family for kids without one. They give kids a chance to belong and experience God's love. The work they do doesn't just touch the lives of the kids' they help. It goes beyond that, giving those kids an opportunity to grow up and be positive influences in the community around them. This is a "pay it forward" organization.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I commend Covenant House for their hard work and dedication to our youth. Children deserve a break no matter what life throws at them. Covenant House gives them that break. They supply the support, love, and compassion that kids need and don't always receive. Kudos to Covenant House.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been highly impressed with Covenant House and their increddible devotion to the youth of America. I applied for a job there and even though I wasn't offered the position, I still remain deeply committed to this cause. With over 1 million homeless youth in our country, it only speaks to the need for more shelters to open under the umbrella of an already outstanding organization. Whenever I have extra food or clothes, I always call Covenant House to see if they can use the donation. I am proud to support this increddible endeavour and look forward with great anticpation to see the great work Kevin Ryan will do as the new president.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Over the years Covenant House has been the one children's charity I've been willing to support on a consistent basis. Their mission of rescuing children who have been left to fend for themselves on the streets is essential to the survival of these abandoned kids. Theirs vans distributing food and taking kids in to their shelters are outreach in its highest form.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been moved over the years by the efforts put forth at Covenant House to reclaim youth from the mean streets of America. This is done to remove them from the snares of street violence, homelessness, hunger and lack of proper parental care. Some of the most touching stories have been to get these children out of the hands of predators whom abuse these children for whatever purpose or reason.