Each night 130 youth and their children find safe harbor in one of our seven housing facilities.
Covenant House Washington’s staff sits down with each young person to develop an individual case plan, helping to guide youth experiencing homelessness off the street for good and give them the tools they need to lead happy successful lives. Young people are enrolled in job preparedness and/or job training programs can begin taking on-site GED classes, and are provided with a wardrobe of work-appropriate clothing to begin their job search. They join the Covenant House family, where they are offered unconditional love and any kind of support that they need.
Call 202-610-9600 if you need emergency safe housing.
The Sanctuary – Emergency overnight respite for youth who need safe housing immeadiately. The Santuary offers dinner, showers, and washer and dryers to clean clothes. Doors open at 6:00 pm at 2001 Mississippi Ave
Safe Haven – CHW’s emergency housing program, provides single youth ages 18-24 a flexible 90-day program to get off the street and to provide them with a customized plan to get their lives back on track.
Elizabeth’s House – CHW’s Pregnant and Parenting Mom emergency housing facility for pregnant or parenting moms ages 18 – 24. This program gives teen parents the information and structure they need to become an adequately equipped parent, with a mission to reunify the teen back with a safe and stable parent or relative.
Rights of Passage I, II, III – CHW’s long-term transitional housing program, this program is geared for youth 19-24 who are actively engaging in activities to get their lives back on track such as post-secondary education, employment, or GED prep in CHW Career Pathways program. During their stay, youth will engage in household management courses such as financial literacy, food wellness, and organization.
Supportive Housing Program (SHP) – CHW’s longterm 5-year housing program for youth with an identifiable disability. SHP offers residence the special attention, love, and care that they may require on a day-to-day basis.
When our young people graduate from ROP, they leave with the complete understanding of household management, and what it means to be an active member of the community…
They’ve received the education and training they need to be productive and self-sustaining citizens and have their own plan for permanent housing. They’ve learned how to take care of themselves and are ready to move on – without ever returning to the streets.
Covenant House Washington provides safe housing to youth ages 12 – 24 to youth from DC, MD, and VA. If you are a youth who needs emergency housing assistance please call 202-610-9600.