Covenant House Provides Pastoral Care
Covenant House's pastoral ministers are present at each of our locations and work with kids – regardless of their religious affiliation – to connect them to their faith. This spiritual guidance is available if young people choose it, and often it helps them heal from the abuse and sense of abandonment that they have experienced as homeless children.
Our pastoral ministers are unique caregivers who have a special way of reaching homeless kids as a source of hope and love.
Most of the kids who come through our doors haven't known a love that never fails. And so our pastoral ministry lives the words of scripture and shows them love that is patient and kind, that is not easily angered, and that keeps no record of wrongs. Our covenant with these kids never quits, never fails, and never stops believing in their future.
This covenant relationship with our kids mirrors the words of Ezekiel 16:8: "I bound myself by oath, I made a covenant and you became mine." We say something similar to our kids: "I will put my faith in you, I will put my trust in you, and I will commit to you. All I ask is that you let me love you and that you try your best to believe in yourself and work to make your life better."