Covenant House California (CHC) is a non-profit youth homeless shelter that provides sanctuary and support for homeless and trafficked youth, ages 18-25. We believe that no young person deserves to be homeless; that every young person in California deserves shelter, food, clothing, education … and most importantly, to be loved. Now serving over 1,800 youth a year, CHC has served over 186,000 homeless youth since we’ve opened our doors. CHC provides a full continuum of services to meet the physical, emotional, educational, vocational, and spiritual well-being of young people, in order to provide them with the best chance for success in independence.

    OUR MISSION
    “Covenant House California is dedicated to serving all God’s children, with absolute respect and unconditional love, to help youth experiencing homelessness, and to protect and safeguard all youth in need.”

    LOS ANGELES LOCATION
    1325 N. WESTERN AVE. LOS ANGELES, CA 90027
    323-461-3131

    OAKLAND LOCATION
    200 HARRISON ST. OAKLAND, CA 94607
    510-379-1010

    YEAH! LOCATION
    1744 UNIVERSITY AVE. BERKELEY, CA 94703
    510-704-9867

    OUR STORIES

    JAMAL, 19

    Jamal knew exactly what he wanted when he came to the Cov. “I wanted to live on my own, be independent, pursue my dreams, become a man,” he shared. Working diligently with his case manager, he set goals that would lead to him achieving his dream of independence. After several weeks in the site’s Emergency Shelter, he transitioned to “Rights of Passage,” the Cov’s Transitional Housing program. While at the Cov, Jamal was working at Oracle Arena, the home of the Golden State Warriors, as a parking attendant. Though that was not the position that he ultimately wanted, he worked hard, and was awarded with a position in the arena’s customer service department. “I love the customer interaction,” Jamal told us, “They tell me it is nice to see me and I feel like I make their experience better. That is my favorite part!”

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    WHO WE ARE
    OUR HISTORY AND VALUES

    In 1998, Covenant House California started as a team of volunteers providing food, services, and a sense of being valued to youth on the streets.
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    OUR LEADERSHIP

    Covenant House California’s staff and board work together to offer stability, leadership, and familiarity to our youth and the community.
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    TRANSPARENCY

    From where our funds are being used to our privacy policies, Covenant House California strives to be open and honest with how we serve our youth.
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