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Research that Effects Positive Change for Homeless Kids

The Covenant House Institute is a leader in social change, engaging communities in the many issues that affect homeless kids. We partner with academic institutions to conduct research and effectively advocate for the needs of all underserved youth, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation.

Covenant House Institute


  • Bring attention to the issues that affect homeless, runaway, and at-risk youth, and address the causes that lead to their current situation
  • Utilize our knowledge and experience working with this population to provide realistic recommendations for program design and policy implementation
  • Create positive change in the systems that are, or should be, in place to serve this population
  • Produce up-to-date, accurate, and reliable research that educates the public about all aspects of the homeless youth population
  • Develop and train a diverse team of strong leaders who are committed to effecting change in the social service field and raising its level of professionalism

If you have questions about the Institute, please contact David Howard, Senior Vice President - Research, Evaluation and Learning at