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Covenant House

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Founded in Houston, Covenant House Texas opened its doors in 1983 and for over 25 years, has continued to help kids in crisis with residential programs, community services, and outreach efforts designed to keep young people off the streets.

Our 80-bed emergency shelter is available on a 24-hour basis to youth in need. We work with dozens more who come in for walk-in services and serve hundreds of homeless kids and at-risk youth through our outreach and prevention efforts. Covenant House Texas is honored to serve over 99,000 free meals every year though our Community Services Center.

In 1988, a health committee was formed, beginning HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention programs. We offer anonymous HIV testing, confidential HIV testing, STD testing, prevention counseling, individual ongoing counseling and health education/risk reduction, and HIV prevention education. Last year we provided free clinical services to 6,531 youth.

Youth Served Every Year
4,023

Year Established
1983

Programs & Services
Crisis Center
Rights of Passage
ROPAL (Rights of Passage Apartment Living)
Health Care
Community Support Services
HIV Case Management
Counseling
Pastoral Care
Educational Services
Job Skills Program
Mental Health Services
Substance Abuse Services

Executive Director
Ronda G. Robinson

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