Human Services

Covenant House

  • New York, NY
  • www.CovenantHouse.org

Mission Statement

Covenant House provides a community of hope and healing to homeless young people in need of a safe haven. For kids who have run away from or been forced out of their family home or aged out of foster care, Covenant House provides a temporary home and a continuum of services designed to help them escape the streets forever and transition to a life with stable housing, a solid educational foundation, and sustained employment. . Founded in 1972, Covenant House has reached more than one million young people with immediate assistance and the support necessary to transition from a life on the streets to a life with a future.

Main Programs

  1. Shelter and Crisis Care
  2. Nineline
  3. Street and Van Outreach
  4. Mother and Child
  5. Rights of Pasage
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Covenant House sites are located in Anchorage, Atlanta, Atlantic City, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Los Angeles, Managua, Mexico City, Milpas Altas, Newark, New Orleans, New York, Oakland, Orlando, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Tegucigalpa, Toronto, Vancouver and Washington, D.C.

ruling year

1973

Mr. since 2009

Self-reported

Kevin M Ryan

Keywords

Self-reported

street kids, homeless youth, human trafficking, shelter, homeless kids, runaways, throwaway kids, job training, homeless services, homeless teens, teen shelter, faith-based, Catholic, transitional

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Also Known As

Covenant House International

EIN

13-2725416

 Number

2375215226

Physical Address

461 Eight Avenue

New York, 10001

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

International Human Rights (Q70)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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In 2009, Covenant House Street Outreach Teams and Residential and Community Service Center Programs cared for over 70,000 at-risk and homeless kids(http://www.covenanthouse.org/kids/statistics) in 21 cities in the United States, Canada, and Central America.

And for needy kids all across the U.S. and in Mexico – kids who aren’t near one of our sites and need immediate help – Covenant House also operates two crisis hotlines. In 2009, NINELINE(http://www.covenanthouse.org/programs/hotline) in the U.S. and Acercatel in Mexico promptly respond to over 55,000 crisis calls from frightened youth – and many of the caring adults in their lives.

Programs

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Program 1

Shelter and Crisis Care

Covenant House Crisis Centers provide safe housing, food, clothing, case management, counseling, medical care, and other support services. Covenant House Crisis Care programs operate 24-hours a day, 365 days a year.

Category

Housing

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$45,138,074.00

Program 2

Nineline

NINELINE (800-999-9999) is a free, confidential crisis hotline that operates 365 days a year, 2pm-midnight across all time zones. Crisis Counselors are ready to help kids in need or distressed parents who contact the NINELINE.

Category

Population(s) Served

Crime/Abuse Victims

Mentally/Emotionally Disabled

Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

Budget

$3,621,947.00

Program 3

Street and Van Outreach

Every day, in 19 cities, Covenant House outreach specialists canvass the most dangerous neighborhoods in search of homeless kids.  Covenant House outreach extends beyond vans. At committee meetings, on Mayoral councils, at hospitals, YMCA's, and community group events, we educate anyone who might encounter a teen in need.

Category

Population(s) Served

Crime/Abuse Victims

Homeless

Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

Budget

$4,625,305.00

Program 4

Mother and Child

Covenant House's Mother/Child Program was created to help homeless mothers and pregnant teenagers secure a brighter, more stable future for themselves and their babies. Through a program of counseling services, parenting classes, and job training workshops, Covenant House helps young homeless mothers learn the skills required to provide for their children.

Category

Population(s) Served

Female Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

Female Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)

Homeless

Budget

$7,118,733.00

Program 5

Rights of Pasage

Covenant House's Rights of Passage program gives motivated homeless kids the chance to really learn what it’s like to live on their own – and how to do it successfully.  Once accepted into the program, residents live in apartments at Covenant House for up to 18 months. Kids in the program do their own shopping, cooking and cleaning, and socialize with their Rights of Passage neighbors, often sharing meals together and developing friendships. While learning these important life-skills, ROP residents are also required to complete their education and hold down a job.

Category

Population(s) Served

Homeless

Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

Budget

$16,927,596.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Covenant House sites are located in Anchorage, Atlanta, Atlantic City, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Los Angeles, Managua, Mexico City, Milpas Altas, Newark, New Orleans, New York, Oakland, Orlando, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Tegucigalpa, Toronto, Vancouver and Washington, D.C.

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COVENANT HOUSE
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
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Covenant House

Leadership

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Mr.

Kevin M Ryan

BIO

Kevin has served youth in need since graduating from law school in 1992. Since then, he has been dedicated to improving the well-being of, and advocating for, children and families throughout the country. He led a sustained reform of the child welfare system in New Jersey, coordinated the launch of the United Nations first Envoy's office to eradicate children's deaths due to malaria, and supported reform efforts in Washington D.C. and Michigan. He was tapped to serve as New Jersey's first-ever public Child Advocate and won national praise for his founding work in that office. He co-authored the New Jersey Homeless Youth Act; the New Jersey Family Care Coverage amendments; the Foster Care Scholars Act; and championed core protections for troubled runaway youth in federal juvenile justice legislation.

He worked on the frontlines with homeless youth for 10 years at Covenant House locations in New York and New Jersey, reaching out to kids in a crisis and building programs that help them cross the bridge to hope and opportunity.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Andrew Bustillo

Red Bank Re, LLC

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