Make an Impact

Like the saying goes: “It takes a village to raise a child.” Sadly, thousands of kids throughout Michigan do not have family or support systems to help them along the way.

When kids come to Covenant House seeking help, our staff becomes part of their family, offering support and unconditional love kids need to be happy as they continue their journeys toward positive and productive lives.

Our staff cannot do this alone, however. Hundreds of volunteers and donors are an extension of the Covenant House family. People just like you give of their hearts, time, and financial resources to make sure our kids get the love and support they deserve. Please join us on this mission of hope.


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Your monetary gift of any amount makes a difference! Please donate online today or by mailing your gift to:

Covenant House Michigan
2959 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
DetroitMI 48208

Planned Giving

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For a homeless youth without a family, there is no such thing as an inheritance. But through your legacy, our future young people will have programs that will keep them off the streets.

Making a gift through your will is an excellent choice to have a lasting impact on the lives of homeless kids long after you are gone. A planned gift has tax implications and is often transmitted through a legal instrument, such as a will or a trust. A bequest can be unrestricted, enabling Covenant House Michigan to direct your funds where future need is greatest, or restricted to a particular program. Contact Carolyn Millard at 313.463.2015 or email to leave your legacy.

In-Kind Donations


Some people prefer to give In-kind gifts instead of a monetary gift. In-kind giving allows you to provide vital resources through the donation of tangible goods. Please call 313.463.2000 to schedule your drop off.

June 2018 – Wish List

Attention Covenant House Family! If you are able to help, we are in need of the following items. Thanks in advance.

Hygiene Products (full size)

  • Sunscreen (new)
  • Ethnic Hair Products (Pantene brand preferred)
  • Body Lotion (Vaseline brand lotion preferred, men’s and women’s scents)


  • Men’s Undershirts (white and black)- all sizes (new)

Bedding & Linen

  • Bath Towels (new)
  • Regular Twin Size Sheets (new)
  • Bed Sets – Twin Size (new)

Clothing & Shoes

  • Men’s Jeans – (especially waist sizes 30-38) (new and gently used)
  • T-Shirts- Men and Women -all Sizes (new)


  • Male and Female Garment Bags (new and gently used)

Plan a Fundraising Event


Help Covenant House raise funds and awareness in your community! Covenant House DIY Fundraising invites supporters and champions for the cause to be part of our work. Build a personalized fundraising campaign and make your own covenant with these wonderful kids. It’s easy and fun to do with our online fundraising tools.

Corporate Partnership


Support from corporate sponsors has the potential to impact the lives of countless homeless youth. But lately, companies are realizing that their philanthropic efforts also play an important role in how their customers view them. It’s a win-win situation. We encourage support of the following signature events: A Night of Broadway Stars, Sleep Out, Vigil, Underground Dinner and Fowling for the Cov.

For more information about corporate sponsorship in Detroit, contact Ida at 313.463.2007 or

For more information about corporate sponsorships in Grand Rapids, contact Pam Spaeth at 616.644.4661 or



Join the Covenant House Michigan staff and help our homeless and at-risk youth break the cycle!

Current Openings

  • Development Communications Specialist
  • Development Coordinator
  • Teaching/School Positions: Please note that Covenant House Michigan does not accept resumes for school-related or teaching positions. If you’re interested in those lines of work, please visit the Covenant House Academies website.

    CHM is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We have job opportunities for individuals who want to make a difference in the lives of Michigan youths.

    For general questions, email our HR department or send correspondence to:

    Covenant House Michigan
    Attention: Human Resources
    2959 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
    Detroit, MI 48208
    FAX: (313) 463-2222 (no phone calls, please)



    Covenant House relies on a multitude of volunteers from all kinds of backgrounds every year. These volunteers have life enriching experiences knowing that they are making a tangible difference in the lives of homeless youth. Our opportunities include office work, sorting and organizing in our clothing closet, arts, exercise, job readiness, computer skills, bible study, event help and more. Currently, we have limited openings in our clothing closet on Mondays and Fridays between 10 and 4pm. For more information contact Interested in volunteering for an event, contact


    Sponsor a Program, Activity or Dinner

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    We have 75 residents in Detroit that eat breakfast, lunch and dinner and they are always excited when pizza or other fun meals are brought in. You can donate concert, museum, sporting events, dinner or movie tickets to make for an unforgettable experience. Sometimes we’re able to coordinate an offsite sponsorship for a group of residents to enjoy kayaking, a YMCA visit or bowling. Contact Carolyn Millard at 313.463.2015 or to inquire about supporting an activity.

    Give Stocks, Bonds & Mutual Funds

    Gifts of stocks, bonds, and mutual funds allow you to avoid capital gains tax liability, take an income tax deduction for the full amount of the donation, and know that your contribution is helping homeless kids rebuild their lives.

    It’s easy to send your gift of stocks or bonds today via electronic transfer. Please contact our Planned Giving Department or click here for delivery instructions.

    If you hold securities in certificate form, you can also send us your gift by certified mail. Use two separate envelopes to complete your gift: In the first, place the unsigned stock certificate; in the other, include a signed stock power for each certificate. You can get these forms from your broker or bank. Send them via certified mail to our mailing address: 2959 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Detroit, MI 48208. You can contact Carolyn Millard at 313-463-2015 with questions.

    Employer Matched Giving

    Many companies offer to match their staff’s donations on a one-to-one or two-to-one basis. In fact, approximately 65% of the Fortune 500 companies have matching gift programs.

    If you volunteer at Covenant House Michigan, your company may also offer a volunteer grant program.

    Matching gifts and volunteer grants are an important source of revenue for the on-going mission of Covenant House Michigan.

    See if your employer will match your giving.

    Sleep Out


    Executive: Each November, business leaders across North America will sleep out so kids don’t have to as they raise money and awareness for homeless youth. Participants must be C-level executives, business owners, leaders in their organization or Covenant House Board Members. Contact Ida Benson at 313.463.2007 or email to get registered or to learn about sponsorship opportunities.

    YP: Young professionals unite for one night to make a difference in the lives of homeless youth by sleeping outside on Covenant House Michigan’s campus in March. Individuals must be between 22-40 to participate. Contact Michelle Kuhar at 313.463.2343 or email for more info.

    America: Individuals unite in November to join the Sleep Out movement and celebrate National Homelessness Awareness month. Sleep Out America takes place in your backyard, at school, at church, or in a corporate environment through your place of work. More information is available on the Sleep Out America website.

    Young Professionals Society


    Are you a young professional who wants to make an impact for homeless youth? Join the YP Society and participate in service opportunities with our youth and fun events for young professionals. To learn more about upcoming meetings or events visit our YP facebook page or contact our YP coordinator, Michelle Kuhar at 313.463.2343 or email