From the Executive Director
What an honor it is to be joining Covenant House California! For close to 20 years, I have known and admired CHC for the work they have done with homeless youth in California. Having spent 20+ years working in child welfare, I am painfully aware that the youth we serve need more than what our government systems can provide. These young people have often been abused or neglected by their families, they have been failed by the systems that are supposed to protect them, and they have been forced just to find ways just to survive.
We all need a system of support to be successful. I know that I would not be here, if not for my family, friends, and community support. At Covenant House, we have an opportunity to help develop these supports for these youth who have never had them before, so that they can be successful and fulfill their dreams. I have fallen in love with Covenant House’s mission to “…serve all God’s children with absolute respect and unconditional love… to help suffering homeless kids… and to protect and safeguard all children in need.” Through Covenant House’s tried and true principles of Immediacy, Sanctuary, Communication, Structure and Choice, each day we are amazed to see transformation in the lives of young people. What an amazing privilege it is to be part of such an incredible mission!
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