Be An Advocate
Speak Up for Homeless Kids
Since 1972, Covenant House has been committed to protecting and safeguarding all children, especially those without a place to call home. And with more than 40 years of experience in working directly with this population, Covenant House is ideally suited to champion the interests of young people in crisis at the federal level and ensure that their concerns are not only recognized but also addressed.
Thus in February 2010, Covenant House established a full-time presence in Washington, D.C., to drive our advocacy agenda with the administration and Congress and to bolster our involvement in coalitions. Today we are a member of the Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Board of Directors of UNICEF and have taken on a prominent role in The Campaign for U.S. Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). But we need your help to make our voice in Washington even louder!
There are two immediate ways you can get involved and make a difference
Covenant House's Legislative Agenda
Although homeless young adults are affected by a multitude of issues, Covenant House has selected the following four key areas for advocacy:
- Transitional Housing Programs
- Employment and Education Programs
- Foster Care Reform
- Trafficking of Minors