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Covenant House California

Helping Homeless Kids in Los Angeles and Oakland

1325 N. Western Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90027-5615
Phone: (323) 461-3131 

200 Harrison Street
Oakland, CA 94607
Phone: (510) 379-1010

For more than 25 years, Covenant House California has been an open door to thousands of homeless kids... providing them with a safe environment, education, employment and, most importantly, a chance to become independent, self-sufficient adults. We operate as a multi-service agency, with locations in the heart of Hollywood and Oakland. Since 1988 we have helped more than 100,000 homeless youth. 

The kids who come to us for help are often victims of physical and sexual abuse. Many are aged-out of the foster care system or trying to escape gang membership or a life of prostitution and violence. Our work begins on the street with our outreach vans and continues through our crisis care and transitional living programson site. CHC has two residential campuses operating 24 hours daily. Our Rights of Passage program has 30 beds in Hollywood and 12 beds in Oakland. CHC also has five off-site apartments in Hollywood to house 10 youth who have achieved educational success or employment stability.

Education is a top priority at Covenant House California because it is the key element in the personal development of our youth. Our CHC Employment Skills Program offers a variety of skills training, educational counseling, tutoring and coursework towards earning their GED. About 60% of the youth that come through our doors do not have a high school diploma. It is among Covenant House California's top priorities to offer our youth a pathway to stability and independence through education.


Youth Served Every Year


Year Established


Programs & Services

  • Street Outreach
  • Community Support Services
  • Short-term Crisis Shelter
  • Rights of Passage
  • Supportive Apartments Program
  • Health Services
  • HIV/AIDS Services
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Pastoral Ministry
  • Education and Employment

Executive Director

Bill Bedrossian