At our Covenant House programs in Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Nicaragua, children and adolescents who have been trafficked, abused, abandoned, and exploited find safety and the relentless support they need to heal and grow.
Why Latin America?
Covenant House believes every young person deserves a safe place to sleep and hope for the future. In Central America and Mexico, children and adolescents face extraordinary challenges, and we’ve been helping them transform their lives from victims to survivors for over 40 years.
Our outreach, prevention, and residential programs reach thousands of children and adolescents in Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Nicaragua each year. We offer them safety, stability, healing, and hope, while advocating for systemic changes that impact all children in the region.
Community + Street Outreach
Our community outreach programs identify and support young people and families living in vulnerable conditions, and also equip their communities to respond. At some of our sites, street outreach teams may be the first point of contact for a child or adolescent who is facing homelessness, neglect, or exploitation.
Public Education + Prevention
From organizing communities in support of children and adolescents, to prosecuting traffickers, tracking human rights violations, supporting youth seeking asylum, and pressing for child protection legislation, Covenant House in Latin America is making a difference far beyond our residences.
Covenant House welcomes all children and youth with unconditional love, absolute respect, and relentless support. In Latin America, our residential programs include physical and mental health care, legal services, art and music classes, recreation, education, vocational training, and parenting support.
Though our youth at Covenant House in Latin America are just 12 to 18 years old, many already have experienced the horror of human trafficking. We offer them safety and the opportunity to heal, grow, and pursue justice against their traffickers.
When extreme levels of violence and poverty close off avenues to education, meaningful work, and stability, many children, adolescents, and young families see migration as their best, or only, option. But the migrant trail is fraught with dangers and broken dreams. Covenant House offers young people and families with young children support to envision and build a better life in their home countries.
Family Reintegration + Support Services
Whether we are reintegrating our young residents with their families of origin or supporting youth and families in their own homes, our goal is the same: to ensure a home environment where children are loved, supported, and their rights respected.
When family reintegration is not a safe option, young people reside in our Latin America houses, where they work toward sustainable independence. They finish school, gain critical life skills, and participate in vocational training or prepare for university.
There are various ways you can learn more, become a valued member of our community, and support our children and youth in Central America and Mexico — including through our in-person Camino a Casa delegations to Covenant House sites in Latin America.