Covenant House was founded in 1972 with the simple, profound mission to help homeless kids escape the streets. Today they are the largest privately funded charity in the Americas providing loving care and vital services to homeless, abandoned, abused, trafficked, and exploited youth. Their core services are comprised of a wide array of in-house training programs, including healthcare, educational support, GED preparation, job readiness and skills training, drug abuse treatment and prevention, legal services, mental health services, the Mother/Child program, life skills training, and aftercare. These programs are designed to provide our youth with a holistic approach to leaving the streets and achieving independence. Our EYC, alongside the youth group at neighbor Reformed Church of Bronxville, is partnering with Covenant House this year to support their programs. Group activities include throwing once a month birthday parties for the Covenant House residents. Other ideas are hosting an open-mic night, a movie night, or a weekend day outing like bowling or laser tag.
See our calendar for the upcoming Covenant House dates.