Covenant House Washington is one of the largest and leading nonprofits serving homeless, disconnected, and exploited young people in the Washington, DC area.

Since 1995, Covenant House Washington has been a lifeline to over 40,000 homeless and disconnected young people in Greater Washington.  As the Washington subsidiary of Covenant House International, the nation’s largest nonprofit organization responding to the needs of homeless and disconnected youth, Covenant House Washington’s mission is to serve these young people with absolute respect and unconditional love.


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The Need Is Real:

  • 57% of homeless young people spend at least one day every month without food
  • 49% lack high school diploma or GED
  • 84% are unemployed upon admission to Covenant House Washington
  • 30% have history of Foster Care or Residential Placement
  • 64% report history of physical and/or sexual abuse


Last Year Alone, Covenant House Washington Provided:

  • 58,000 meals to hungry young people and their children,
  • Temporary and permanent housing to 200 homeless youth,
  • Education services to 351 young people through our adult basic education and GED program,
  • Workforce development training, landing 144 young people in new jobs,
  • In-school, after-school, and summer programming for 293 pre-teens through our Choices Matter prevention services program.
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  • Safe Haven- short term emergency housing to homeless youth ages 18-24.
  • Transitional living and supportive housing apartments for youth ages 18-24.
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    Career Pathways

    Workforce development, training and job placement. Education classes for Adult Basic Education & GED completion.


    Street & Community Outreach

    Provides youth on the street with food, hygiene supplies, and information about community programs that serve their needs.


    Child Development Center.

    The (CDC) is bright, spacious and inviting; providing a warm, but stimulating environment for young children.


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