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Covenant House International Annual Report 2023

A Message From Bill

“The youth homelessness crisis is so preventable. There is no reason for it. We should be able to ensure all our young people have a safety net and a way forward."

Bill Bedrossian

President & CEO, Covenant House International


Bill Bedrossian - Covenant House CEO

Our Five Guiding Principles

Every young person who comes to Covenant House is met with unconditional love and absolute respect. These five principles guide our planning, our decision making, and our work with young people.

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Our Principles - Immediacy


We welcome all youth without judgment or conditions, meeting their immediate basic needs of food, clothing, medical attention, and a safe place to sleep, at no cost.

Our Principles - Sanctuary


We acknowledge the bravery it takes for young people to walk through our doors. We offer them a welcoming and safe environment based on absolute respect, unconditional love, and relentless support, where we believe in and encourage their resilience.

Our Principles - Value Communication

Value Communication

We value authentic relationships, honor the voice of our youth, and model caring relationships based on trust, respect, and honesty.

Our Principles - Structure


We provide stability and consistency for young people to pursue their great promise.

Our Principles - Choice


We honor that young people hold the power to their story. Through relentless engagement we foster confidence and encourage them to believe in themselves and make informed choices about their lives.


Since 1972, we've opened our doors to more than 1.5 million young people.


More than 2,200 young people wake up in a Covenant House bed every day.


Thousands of young people enrolled or remained in school.

Who We Are

Millions of young people will experience a form of homelessness in North and Central America this year, either couch surfing, living on the streets … or in someway relying on others for a roof over their heads each night. That means about one in every 10 young people will face homelessness at some point in their lives. And since the first Covenant House doors opened over 50 years ago, we’ve welcomed more than 1.5 million of them.

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Black or African American youth had an 83% higher risk of reporting homelessness in the U.S. than white youth.


Nearly 20% of the people who find safety at Covenant House shelters are survivors of human trafficking in the US and Canada.


1 in 4 Hispanic and Latine children live below the poverty line in the U.S., compared to 1 in 9 white children.

Our Youth, Our Why

Young people are significantly more likely to experience homelessness if they are Black, Hispanic, or Indigenous, parenting alone, or identify as LGBTQ+.

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Children raised in poverty and youth lacking a high school diploma orequivalency also are at greater risk of experiencing homelessness.

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Former homeless youth Janice | Covenant House

Our Locations, Our Impact

Covenant House provides lodging, resources and support for homeless youth and young adults across 34 cities in 5 countries.

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We provided more than 790,000 nights of safe housing to young people in the past year.


Nearly 58,000 youth were reached by our programs across 5 countries last year.

1.7 Million

1.7 Million meals served to young people.

Program Update

Last year we told you about our Career Pathways pilot program in information technology. Twenty-three youth at seven Covenant House sites have since earned professional credentials in five IT fields, and most are now either working or seeking work in IT. In year two of the pilot, we’ve expanded our site participation to 12 and added corporate partners to support the pilot. 

To read an update on our IT Career Pathways program

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Youth Homelessness Awareness Month

During November’s Youth Homelessness Awareness Month, Covenant House amplified our global call to solidarity with young people experiencing homelessness and to all people of goodwill to join us in seeking solutions to the root causes of youth homelessness.

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Jasmine - Covenant House Alumni

I came here after dropping out of high school, and now I have a master's degree and am going for my Ph.D. in education.

- Jasmine

Financial Year 2022

Total Expenses (in millions) - $262.0

Total Revenue (in millions) - $283.4

Our Financial Position

Covenant House is committed to maintaining and expanding our mission to serve young people in need. We are rigorous in our financial responsibility, and deeply value the critical contributions that make the care to young people possible.

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Be Part of the Solution

Your gift today ensures that young survivors at Covenant House will receive the care they need to heal, grow, and reach their potential.

Foundation Funders

- Arts & Letters Foundation Inc.

- Berger Foundation

- Bossidy Foundation

- Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Inc.

- Casa Alianza Suisse

- Clark Family Charitable Trust

- Coleman Family Ventures

- Comic Relief US

- Deerfield Partnership Foundation

- Ernest Von Simson Charitable Trust

- Eugene M. Lang Foundation

- Manny & Mila Teixeira Foundation, Inc.

- O'Shea Family Foundation

- William M. & Miriam F. Meehan Foundation

- Raskob Foundation For Catholic Activities, Inc.

- The Lebensfeld Foundation

- The Loyola Foundation, Inc.

- Truist Foundation

- Tsunami Foundation

- Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation