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Covenant House Michigan

Helping Homeless Kids in Detroit

2959 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48208-2475
Phone: (313) 463-2000

Covenant House Michigan is a sanctuary for young people who have nowhere else to go. Most are victims of abuse and neglect. Their stories are heart-breaking, yet admirable. Our kids are survivors. Since 1997, we have provided help to more than 54,000 youth who often feel abandoned by those who were supposed to care about them the most.

Covenant House Michigan sits on a 5.3 acre campus that houses two residential programs, a dining and recreation center, and job development center. Here we provide shelter and support programs to help homeless kids overcome the hurdles of unemployment, inadequate education, violence, drugs, and gangs.

In 2005, Detroit Public Schools (DPS) authorized Covenant House Michigan to open three charter schools in order to better serve the needs of homeless and other at-risk youth who lack a high school diploma. The three schools located on the east and southwest sides of Detroit serve youth aged 16-22 and are named Covenant House Academies.


Youth Served Every Year


Year Established


Programs & Services

  • Crisis Care
  • Street Outreach
  • Rights of Passage
  • Community Support Services
  • Educational On-Site Services

Executive Director

Gerald J. Piro