Who We Are

Covenant House Michigan is a faith-based nonprofit organization that provides hope to homeless, runaway and at-risk youth ages 18-24. We provide shelter, educational and vocational programs, as well as other support services, to help overcome hurdles such as homelessness, unemployment, inadequate education, violence, drugs and gangs. Our goal is to redirect them onto a path toward meaningful and successful adulthood.

CHM has come to be known by Detroit area young people as a place they can go to build a better future and be treated with respect and unconditional love. Over 60,000 youths have been served by CHM since its inception in September, 1997.

Mission

We who recognize God’s providence and fidelity to His people are dedicated to living out His covenant among ourselves and those children we serve, with absolute respect and unconditional love. That commitment calls us to serve suffering children of the street, and to protect and safeguard all children. Just as Christ in His humanity is the visible sign of God’s presence among His people, so our efforts together in the covenant community are a visible sign that effects the presence of God, working through the Holy Spirit among ourselves and our kids.

Vision

Covenant House will continue to fulfill its mission by providing shelter and services to children and youth who are homeless or at great risk. In the spirit of open intake, services will be offered to all youth who seek help, with priority of concern and commitment to those for whom no other service is available.

  • We will make every effort to reunite kids with their families.
  • We will collaborate with community agencies and associations and actively participate in community efforts to improve the condition of families and children.
  • We will advocate with and on behalf of youth to raise awareness in the community about their suffering.
  • Our mission is based on faith and the belief that all children and youth have a right to love, respect and genuine concern. Our individual and shared spirituality will permeate all of our activities.

Principles

  • Immediacy
    Kids come to us in crisis, desperately requiring help. We provide for their basic human needs – food, clothing, a shower, medical attention – immediately.
  • Sanctuary
    Kids trying to get off the street are often scared and mistrustful. We protect our kids from violence and degradation by providing safety.
  • Value Communication
    We show our youth, by example, that wholesome, caring relationships are based on trust, respect and honesty.
  • Structure
    Street life is unstable and unpredictable. We provide structure and a reasonable set of expectations to give our kids a chance to focus on their futures.
  • Choice
    We help youth make positive choices. We give them the encouragement they need to believe in themselves and to change.

Financials

Privately Funded

87% of CHM’s funding comes from private entities and individuals like you!

Charity Navigator 4-Star Charity
For the second year in a row, Covenant House Michigan’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator!
View our official award letter and certificate.

Our Directors

Board of Directors

History

Following an exhaustive needs assessment study that clearly indicated the unmet needs of Detroit and Michigan youth, Covenant House Michigan (CHM) was established in 1997. Read more…

International

Covenant House was founded in 1972 with the simple, profound mission to help homeless kids escape the streets. Today we are the largest privately funded charity in the Americas providing loving care and vital services to homeless, abandoned, abused, trafficked, and exploited youth. Read more…