Program Services Overview
Covenant House Washington is the largest provider serving homeless and disconnected young people in the Greater Washington region. With particular expertise in helping some of the most struggling youth grow into independent, successful and productive adults, Covenant House Washington plays a special role in changing the lives of young people in need. Our services include the following:
- A 36 bed emergency housing facility for homeless youth ages 18-24
- Street and community outreach
- Transitional and supportive living apartments for youth ages 18-24
- Workforce development training and job placement for youth ages 18-24
- GED and Adult Basic Education classes for youth ages 18-24
- A prevention services program for middle school youth
- Case management and childcare for the infants and toddlers of our parenting youth
Covenant House Washington’s programs are designed to assist young people in creating positive changes in their lives so that they may transition into adulthood successfully. Covenant House Washington’s vision is three-fold:
- To protect young people from the streets and from dangerous living situations
- To enhance their lives through substantial services and support so that they may transition to adulthood successfully
- To advocate with them and on their behalf, when necessary, so that future generations of children, teenagers and young adults do not face the same crippling challenges as today’s struggling young people face.
Case management is an essential component of our residential and educational programming. Young people work with case managers to identify their strengths and challenges and then develop and implement individual service plans. When Covenant House Washington does not offer a service that a particular young person wants or needs, the case manager can draw upon an extremely comprehensive list of external service providers with whom we partner.