Nourishing meals, clean clothes, and a safe place to sleep. The current capacity in Fort Lauderdale is 80 youth including young mothers and their babies.
Covenant House Florida provides a safe haven for runaway and homeless teens by providing shelter 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Youth show up at the shelter’s doorstep sometimes with only the clothes on their back typically bruised and hurt emotionally and/or physically.
Covenant House’s caring staff take in these needy youth and provide them with nourishing meals, clean clothes and a safe place to sleep. The youth are offered a list of comprehensive services - from health services, substance abuse treatment and counseling to education and job readiness assistance - to help them either to become reunified with their families or have the skills necessary to live independently.