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Mission and Vision

Our Mission Statement:

We who recognize God’s providence and fidelity to His people are dedicated to living out His Covenant among ourselves and those children we serve, with absolute respect and unconditional love. This commitment calls us to serve suffering children of the street, and to protect and safeguard all children. Just as Christ in His Humanity is the visible sign of God’s presence among His people, so our efforts together in the covenant community are a visible sign that effects the presence of God, working through the Holy Spirit among ourselves and our kids.

Our Guiding Principles  

Immediacy: In crisis, needing life’s basics of food, clothing and shelter, the kids come to Covenant House day or night and are accepted without question or cost.

Sanctuary: We offer kids protection from the streets and from their past. We stress the reality of the present moment, and encourage belief in their potential for the future.

Values Communication: Lasting, caring relationships are built on trust, respect and honesty. We teach our kids that the “values” of street life are destructive.

Structure: Stability is unknown on the streets. We offer kids guidelines, plans and options, not rules and regulations that will impede them.

Choice: Change, freely chosen, brings the surest progress. We assist our kids in making positive decisions about their future.