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 30,000 youth within Washington, DC. As the D.C. afﬁliate of Covenant House International, the nation’s largest, privately funded nonproﬁt organization responding to the needs of young people who suffer from homelessness, abuse and neglect, Covenant House Washington’s mission is to serve homeless and disconnected young people of the Washington, DC area with absolute respect and unconditional love.
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:
- 53,890 meals to hungry young people and their children in need of food
- Housing and sanctuary to 409 young people and their children through our residential programs
- Educational, work readiness and employment supports to 227 young people through our Adult Basic Education and General Equivalency Diploma (GED) program
- Employment support that helped 84 young people attain employment.
- Quality in-school, after-school, and summer programming to 262 pre-teens through our Prevention Services Program
- Nearly 30% of DC’s GEDs earned by 18-24 year olds through Covenant House Washington’s Work Readiness and Education Training (WRET) program