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Our Advocates Make a Difference!

The key to success in changing government policies and funding is through grassroots advocacy and Covenant House’s advocates are our chief resource for making positive changes in Washington. By joining our network of advocates, you'll receive Action Alerts in your inbox when important issues affect at-risk youth are debated on Capitol Hill. In 5 minutes or less, you'll be able to write your elected officials and tell them their constituents care about the lives of young people living on the streets.

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

Join Our Action Network

Covenant House is speaking up for homeless and at-risk youth – but we need your help to ensure that more legislative initiatives are passed so that we can protect the rights of ALL children.

Join today and receive up-to-the-minute updates and action alerts.

Abolish Child Trafficking

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, nearly 85% of victims in confirmed sex trafficking cases are U.S. citizens – mostly homeless kids. Learn how you can make a difference.

ACT now. ... Abolish child trafficking before another kid becomes a victim!

 

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:

  1. Transitional Housing Programs
  2. Employment and Education Programs
  3. Foster Care Reform
  4. Trafficking of Minors