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Covenant House New York offers a variety of services to homeless and at-risk youth.
Covenant House’s Mission commits the agency “to serve suffering children of the street, and to protect and safeguard all children. . . with absolute respect and unconditional love. ” In addition to food, shelter, clothing and crisis care, Covenant House New York offers a variety of services to homeless and at-risk youth including health care, educational and vocational assistance, drug abuse education and prevention programs, legal services, recreation, pastoral care, mother/child programs, transitional living programs, a mental health day program and assistance in finding long-term living accommodations and aftercare.
Covenant House provides training, employment and education services to the homeless youth in residence as well as at-risk youth who come to our Drop-In center. Staff focuses on helping youth obtain and retain employment, earn a High School Equivalency Diploma and continue on to higher education. The center also provides job skills training on site in culinary arts, public safety and nurse’s aide. Upon training completion, youth receive a state certification. We also refer youth to trainings outside the agency. Staff emphasizes the importance of learning computer skills especially so youth can update their resume. We primarily request laptop computers to provide them to the youth continuing their education so that they have the equipment they need to complete their school work. Other equipment is used to help staff complete their work or to provide youth more access to computers.
Covenant House provides services for 16-21 year old runaway homeless youth. Our youth have suffered tremendously throughout their childhoods. 47% of our youth face unemployment while 37% lack a high school diploma/GED. Other youth have runaway from physical abuse, emotional abuse, or sexual abuse. Each year Covenant House NY serves thousands of homeless and at-risk youth.
Covenant House New York/ Under 21
Attn: Katrina Newman
550 10th Avenue
New York, NY 10018
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