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Partnerships

Through collaborations and partnerships, the Institute is connecting Covenant House local sites, data, and youth with well-established research experts at universities, hospitals, and independent research entities to carry out a research agenda aimed at ending youth homelessness.

Institute Partnerships

The Covenant House Institute is proud to partner with other dynamic organizations and researchers, including the following:

Alaska
University of Alaska Anchorage

  • Dr. Stephanie Martin, Associate Professor of Economic and Public Policy at the Institute of Social and Economic Research
  • Dr. Sue Pope, Program Manager for the Social Work Evaluation Program

California
University of Southern California

  • Dr. Kristin Ferguson, Associate Professor at the School of Social Work

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Florida
University of South Florida

Georgia
Georgia State University

  • Amy Glass, Associate Director at the Center for Collaborative Social Work, School of Social Work

Honduras
National Autonomous University of Honduras

  • Ajax Irias, Director of University Relations with the Civil Society
  • Edmundo Rosales, Coordinator of Nonformal Education

Italian Federation for Therapeutic Communities

  • Vincenzo Castelli, Coordinator of Initiatives

Mexico
National Autonomous University of Mexico

  • Nelia Tello, Professor and Former Director of the School of Social Work
  • Leticia Echeveria, Professor of Psychology

Michigan
Wayne State University

  • Dr. Debra Hernandez Jozefowicz Simbeni, Professor of Social Work and Associate Director of the Research Group on Homelessness and Poverty

National Coalition
University of Alabama (Coordinator)

  • Dr. David Pollio, Hill Crest Endowed Chair in Mental Health Research at the School of Social Work

New York
Columbia University

Fordham University

Nicaragua
Italian Federation for Therapeutic Communities

National Autonomous University of Nicaragua-Managua

  • Vincenzo Castelli, Coordinator of Initiatives

Polytechnic University of Nicaragua (in Spanish)

  • Dr. Jerjes Ruiz Castro, Professor at the Institute for Humanistic Development
  • Rina Rodas, Professor at the Institute for Humanistic Development

Texas
Baylor College of Medicine

Toronto
University of British Columbia

  • Dr. Elizabeth Saewyc, Associate Professor at the School of Nursing and Research Director at the McCreary Centre Society

Vancouver
University of British Columbia

  • Dr. Steve Mathias, Professor of Psychiatry

Washington, D.C.
The Catholic University

  • Dr. Linda Plitt Donaldson, National Catholic School of Social Service
  • Dr. Mary Jeanne Verdieck, National Catholic School of Social Service