~Call 202-610-9600 if you need emergency safe housing.
~Emergency Housing services include:
~~The Sanctuary – Emergency overnight respite for youth who need safe housing immediately. The Sanctuary offers dinner, showers, and washer and dryers to clean clothes. Doors open at 6:00 pm at 2001 Mississippi Ave SE, Washington, DC 20020
~~Safe Haven – CHW’s emergency housing program, provides single youth ages 18-24 a flexible 90-day program to get off the street and to provide them with a customized plan to get their lives back on track.
~~Covenant House Washington provides safe housing to youth ages 12 – 24 to youth from DC, MD, and VA. If you are a youth who needs emergency housing assistance please call 202-610-9600
~Transitional Housing services include:
~~Rights of Passage I, II, III – CHW’s long-term transitional housing program, this program is geared for youth 19-24 who are actively engaging in activities to get their lives back on track such as post-secondary education, employment, or GED prep in CHW Career Pathways program. During their stay, youth will engage in household management courses such as financial literacy, food wellness, and organization.
~ “Covenant House Washington offers a flexible GED preparation program that allows young people ages 18-24 to follow their dreams by successfully completing their high school education. Our curriculum focuses on the mastery of subject matter tested during the GED exam- Science, Social Studies, Mathematics, and Language Arts.”
~ “Covenant House provides youth with transportation assistance to and from our Community Service Center as well as well as meals and childcare (for youth who are eligible) to help alleviate barriers to attending classes.”
~ The “Job Readiness Career Center (JCRC) helps young people gain skills in a specific vocation and also learn what they need to know about job hunting and the professional world. Skills taught to young people include: Interviewing, Resume Building, Workplace Ethics & Behavior, Proper Workplace Attire, Computer Skills, Networking, and Effective Communication.”
~ “Young people work with case managers to identify their strengths and challenges and then develop and implement individual service plans. When Covenant House Washington does not offer a service that a particular young person wants or needs, the case manager can draw upon an extremely comprehensive list of external service providers with whom we partner.”
~ “Our boutique donations shop is setup like a department store, where youth can select items free of charge for everyday clothes, undergarments, hygiene products, and outfits for interviews/special events.”
~ “Our food pantry is available for our independent living housing facility youth and our community youth. Our pantry offers canned goods and non perishables that youth can take home over nights, weekends, and holidays.”
Hours: 8:00 am-6:00 pm, Monday-Friday
Last updated: 08.09.19