Covenant House: Helping Homeless Teens During COVID-19


For more than four decades, Covenant House has helped transform and save the lives of more than a million homeless, runaway and trafficked young people. We offer housing and support services to young people in need – currently reaching 74,000 youth every year.

Coming off the streets, the young people we serve are usually disconnected from their families and other social support – kids who have endured traumatic and adverse childhood experiences. In addition to living on the streets, many have survived abusive homes, spent time in juvenile justice facilities, aged out of foster care or have been victims of human trafficking and exploitation.

Our comprehensive program model builds a life-affirming bridge for young people by engaging youth on the street (Street Outreach) providing no-barrier, safe, short-term housing to meet their immediate needs (Immediate Care),and longer-term transitional housing (Rights of Passage) to assist those who are ready for more independent living.

Aired July 5, 2020. On the show: Lisa Foxx talks to the CEO of Covenant House Bill Bedrossian about all the ways they are helping to get young people off the streets, with the hope that it's for good. It's incredible to know that aside from offering a safe, clean place to stay. The Covenant House also has so many crucial services for everyone from drug and alcohol counseling, to assistance with physical and mental health issues, human and sex trafficking traumas, how to navigate the justice system, how to handle being pregnant and homeless, offering help with affordable housing, employment and career counseling, and even music programs. They are AMAZING!! 

The Covenant House is always in need of donations so check out the list of goods needed for their youth that you could donate too! 

Find out more here: https://www.covenanthouse.org/