Action Requested for Covenant House Alumni
Stephaun spent nearly three years at Covenant House and has been on his own for two. He is now gainfully employed, happily married, and raising two beautiful children.
“Before the Cov, I was sleeping on trains, sleeping in hallways or wherever was warm,” Stephaun writes. “The Cov helped me get my driver’s license and resolve my legal issues. I will never forget what the Covenant House did for me.”
Stephaun is one of the first Covenant House alumni to respond to a survey we began rolling out this spring — a new way for us to catch up and stay in touch with men and women who sought us out as teens and young adults facing homelessness, across the Covenant House movement.
Although our survey respondents left Covenant House, on average, about 16 years ago, they tell us that what they learned in the months and years they spent with us, the lifelong friends they made, and the life and career skills they honed were the foundation for the happiness and success they have built, and continue to build, for themselves and their families.
Our alumni respondents tell us they’re willing to share their stories of the journey from homelessness to a meaningful and stable life — and we are so grateful they are. Because, in doing so, they become trustworthy mentors to the youth currently in our care and faithful storytellers and ambassadors to our supporters.
This video shares firsthand accounts of Covenant House alumni. These powerful testimonials validate our work and prove that change is possible and goals are achievable.
If you previously lived at, or received services from a Covenant House site, please complete and share this alumni survey with others in your network. Please let us know if you, like Stephaun, found at Covenant House the tools you needed to transform your life.