Safe Haven- Immediate Housing Facility
Safe Haven provides 36 beds for immediate, short-term emergency housing to homeless single and parenting young people, ages 18 to 24, who lack a safe place to lay their heads at night. When a young person first comes to Covenant House, the first step is to meet their immediate needs – a warm meal, a shower, the chance to sleep and a clean change of clothes. But crisis care at Covenant House Washington involves much more than just fulfilling these basic needs; it’s about building a foundation of safety and trust that, for many young people, has been eroded. The young people placed in Safe Haven are evaluated in terms of job readiness, educational status, legal status and physical and mental health.
Covenant House Washington staff sits down with each young person to develop an individual case plan, helping to guide homeless youth off the streets 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.
Safe Haven welcomes single and parenting youth between the ages of 18-24.
To learn more about Safe Haven, please contact Oscar Griggs, Safe Haven Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.