Get Your Community Involved to Help Homeless Youth!
The key to success in changing government policies and funding is through grassroots advocacy and Covenant House’s advocates are our chief resource for making positive changes in Washington. By joining our network of advocates, you’ll receive Action Alerts in your inbox when important issues affect at-risk youth are debated on Capitol Hill. In 5 minutes or less, you’ll be able to write your elected officials and tell them their constituents care about the lives of young people living on the streets.
Our Advocates Make a Difference!
Since 1972, Covenant House has been committed to protecting and safeguarding all youth, especially those without a place to call home. And with more than 40 years of experience in working directly with this population, Covenant House is ideally suited to champion the interests of young people in crisis at the federal level and ensure that their concerns are not only recognized but also addressed.
Speak Up for Homeless Youth
Covenant House established a full-time presence in Washington, D.C., to drive our advocacy agenda with the administration and Congress and to bolster our involvement in coalitions. Today we are a member of the Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Board of Directors of UNICEF and have taken on a prominent role in The Campaign for U.S. Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). But we need your help to make our voice in Washington even louder!
There are two immediate ways you can get involved and make a difference
Join Our Action Network
Covenant House is speaking up for homeless and at-risk youth – but we need your help to ensure that more legislative initiatives are passed so that we can protect the rights of ALL youth.
Abolish Youth Trafficking
According to the U.S. Department of Justice, nearly 85% of victims in confirmed sex trafficking cases are U.S. citizens – mostly homeless youth. Learn how you can make a difference.
Covenant House Washington’s Legislative Agenda
Although homeless young adults are affected by a multitude of issues, Covenant House has selected the following four key areas for advocacy:
- Transitional Housing Programs
- Employment and Education Programs
- Foster Care Reform
- Trafficking of Minors