Covenant House California (CHC) is a non-profit youth homeless shelter that provides sanctuary and support for homeless and trafficked youth, ages 18-24. 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.
“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
200 HARRISON ST. OAKLAND, CA 94607
1744 UNIVERSITY AVE. BERKELEY, CA 94703
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!”READ MORE