Covenant House Keeps Homeless Kids Off The Streets

Help us get homeless kids off the streets.

Your action on Change showed sex trafficking victims that they are not alone. In fact, they have an important new ally.

Some experts estimate that every year, 100,000 children — many of whom are homeless — are forced into prostitution in the United States. They have lived through unspeakable pain, and have nowhere and no one else.

But they do have Covenant House… and now they have you.

At Covenant House, we provide vital shelter and lifesaving support to every kid who shows up on our doorstep. Working in 27 cities across 6 countries, we reach tens of thousands of kids in need every year by getting them off the streets and into the safety of our shelters.

How we reach homeless kids

Raising
community
awareness

Searching for
kids in the most
dangerous parts
of town

Creating change
at the local, state
& federal levels

Visiting schools
to promote
prevention

36,154 kids were saved last year.

Just like you, we believe that every kid deserves a safe place to live and the support and resources to build a future of love, hope and success — no matter who they are, where they’re from or what they’ve been through.

In the coming months, our kids are going to need your support. Whether it’s helping to get legislation passed or making sure we’re prepared for extreme weather and other emergency situations, you can protect vulnerable kids by ensuring they have a safe place to sleep… and people who believe in them and will always fight for them.

Please make sure you’re following us on social media to get all of our updates.

Together, we’ll give these kids the futures they deserve.

Thank you,

Kevin Ryan
President

Covenant House | 461 8th Ave. New York, NY 10001 | (800) 388-3888 | covenanthouse.org
We are a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization

8 Comments »

  1. I’m sure the scene on the streets has changed a lot since I was a child prostitute in 1970, but at that time I would have (and did) run and hid if anyone tried to lure me into anything like Covenant House. The name alone would have had me running! Even though my life was hell, I preferred it to the possibility of being locked up in some place I couldn’t get out of. My fear of imprisonment was what kept me on the streets. NO WAY was I going to go into some kind of “facility” that promised hot food, showers, a bed to sleep in….and no freedom to come and go. And rules. Nope. So I stayed out on the streets, wet when it rained, sweaty when it was hot, using my body as a way to get food and shelter. I’m glad Covenant House has rescued all these kids! I wouldn’t wish my experiences on anybody.

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    • Hi Laura,
      I’ve just read about other great initiatives to help prevent rape on college campuses. I believe for any program to work it has to be full circle and empower other to keep others from harm. I have not researched initiatives to help younger girls avoid the streets. There is so much to do and I have a hard time pacing myself.
      I am like you and I would never have taken help from anyone. I only trusted my grandparents. I would starve before taking food.
      Take care and have a great weekend.
      M

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  2. Am I right in supposing that Covenant House is connected with Rev. David Wilkerson? Actually his book, The Cross and the Switch blade is one of those that changed my life. Kudos and Thanks for the Wonderful work You are doing. My Prayers, Love and Regards to You, and to the People of whom You take care. In Christ Jesus, Your brother, Yesudas.

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      • Hello, Melinda! Glad to meet another Warrior, and a Co-(Ordained) Minister! Blessings on You All. It is Good and Inspiring to read Your account. …I am also a person who had wanted to end his life, but which I did not do, as I could not find ways of doing it successfully, without ending up a cripple or something like that. My problem was ‘Rejection.’ From the side of the ‘church!’ But, by God’s Grace, have been able to come out of it FULLY. …As for Feedback, You write on Very Good Issues. The Only suggestion I would like to give is… Break up the posts into smaller ones, with suitable (sub) titles, and with links to one another. Writing posts is just like a sermon. In a sermon, We can look out for waning interest and energy levels. In a post, We play safe! …I had wanted to write all this on Your site. But it is asking for another log in from my side. So there. …Love and Regards to You and Yours. 🙂

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      • Writing is the Hard part, my Dear Melinda, and You are doing that Very well. Now it is just a question of thinking up new (sub) titles and make it into a number of posts! Love and Regards. 🙂

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