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DETROIT PROGRAMS

Every person deserves a safe place to sleep and hope for a brighter tomorrow. For young people, homelessness interrupts progress toward adulthood and a future of independence and self-sufficiency.

Covenant House Michigan’s doors are always open to all young people who need housing and help, regardless of their race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. Our trauma-informed services help bridge the gap between potential and progress, and we also advocate for systemic change through public policy, while promoting awareness of critical issues related to youth homelessness.

Our mission is centered and built on community, where youth, staff, volunteers, and partners love one another unconditionally, respect each other absolutely, and dedicate ourselves to a covenant of compassion and hope.

We have made a covenant with our youth to help them better themselves. And in turn they too have made a covenant with us to succeed. Covenant House Michigan’s programs offer assistance and hope for a better future.

OUTREACH

CHM’s Outreach Team patrols the streets of metro Detroit daily. They find youth living in abandoned houses, cars and on street corners, among other unfit places. The Team provides these youth with prevention services, information about CHM’s residential, education and job programs, counseling, food and clean clothes.

OUTREACH

CHM’s Outreach Team patrols the streets of metro Detroit daily. They find youth living in abandoned houses, cars and on street corners, among other unfit places. The Team provides these youth with prevention services, information about CHM’s residential, education and job programs, counseling, food and clean clothes.

CARITAS CRISIS CENTER

Our 45-bed emergency shelter is a warm and welcoming space for youth aged 18 to 24. Most of our youth are fleeing from unsafe situations. When young people come to stay at our shelter, they are taking the first step toward making positive life changes. At Caritas, they are given not just food, a clean bed, a safe place to stay, medical and mental health services, but also the guidance and support they need to determine their own bright future. The Center is open 24/ 7,  365 days a year. Youth can stay up to 90 days at Caritas and then move to a transitional living situation.

RIGHTS OF PASSAGE

Our two-year independent living program offers youth the chance to further their education, save money, learn how to manage their time and finances, as well as gain addition life skills. Every resident develops a life plan that outlines their goals and leads them toward successful independent living. They are assigned a counselor and mentor and receive individual and group counseling and medical care. Our staff members address the physical, emotional, social, mental and spiritual needs of all of the youth – and step in as role models, and many times playing the role of family.

RIGHTS OF PASSAGE

Our two-year independent living program offers youth the chance to further their education, save money, learn how to manage their time and finances, as well as gain addition life skills. Every resident develops a life plan that outlines their goals and leads them toward successful independent living. They are assigned a counselor and mentor and receive individual and group counseling and medical care. Our staff members address the physical, emotional, social, mental and spiritual needs of all of the youth – and step in as role models, and many times playing the role of family.

EMPLOYMENT CENTER

Our employment center prepares our young people for the world of work and independence. The staff teach job expectations, workplace ethics, communication skills and teamwork. With staff and volunteer support, our youth prepare resumes and portfolios, and participate in mock interviews. They learn about job retention and promotion.

TOTAL ME

Our Total Me program offers youth a daily opportunity to develop themselves internally and externally in ways they might have missed growing up. Through this program, they learn various life skills including communication, proper etiquette, anger management, financial literacy, healthy eating and exercising, budget shopping, and many others. We also feel that it is very important to teach our youth to give back through volunteering.

TOTAL ME

Our Total Me program offers youth a daily opportunity to develop themselves internally and externally in ways they might have missed growing up. Through this program, they learn various life skills including communication, proper etiquette, anger management, financial literacy, healthy eating and exercising, budget shopping, and many others. We also feel that it is very important to teach our youth to give back through volunteering.

EDUCATION

Over 90% of youth in CHM’s residential programs are high school dropouts. We collaborated to open four charter schools in order to better serve the needs of homeless and other at-risk youth who lack a high school diploma. Located in Detroit and Grand Rapids, Covenant House Academy offers a specialized curriculum for addressing the needs of these youth. www.covenanthouseacademy.org

OUR SUCCESS STORIES |

Covenant House Michigan empowers young people to overcome homelessness and trafficking, and find hope and progress by strengthening their resilience through relentless support, unconditional love, and absolute respect. While their stories may be different, we are absolutely committed to providing them a path toward independence and success.

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OUR SUCCESS STORIES

Covenant House Michigan empowers young people to overcome homelessness and trafficking, and find hope and progress by strengthening their resilience through relentless support, unconditional love, and absolute respect. While their stories may be different, we are absolutely committed to providing them a path toward independence and success.​

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