Rights Of Passage

Children in Programs and Services Center. Emergency and Support Services for At-Risk Youth.

Rights Of Passage Transitional Living Program

Our Rights of Passage (ROP) transitional living program gives motivated homeless young people the chance to learn what it's really like to live on their own - and how to do it successfully. ROP offers a transitional living model to approximately 20 young people and their children in ten apartments in Ward 8. The 18-24 months that young people spend in the program is considered a stepping stone to more independent living.

While at ROP, youth have access to services that include:

  • Skill and education assessments
  • Employment and educational assistance
  • Individual planning and goal-setting
  • Vocational assistance on topics such as interviewing, proper dress for the workplace, job retention, and employer/employee interactions
  • Job readiness skills and employment support
  • Independent living skills workshops on topics like paying rent, maintaining a checking account, and setting short and long-term goals
  • Financial development and budget management
  • Coordination and referral to community providers
  • Full-service child development center
  • After-care to ensure stability and continued pursuit of goals

To be accepted into the ROP program, young people must:

  • Be homeless single or parenting youth
  • Be between the ages of 18 and 24
  • Maintain employment
  • Enroll in Covenant House Washington’s employment and educational assistance programs

To learn more about Covenant House Washington's Rights of Passage Program intake criteria, please contact Charlene Traylor, Rights of Passage Coordinator, at Ctraylor@chdc.org.

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Service Center Programs cared for over 70000 at-risk and homeless kids.