Housing Support at Covenant House

Housing Support Workers help youth find, and hold on to, safe and affordable housing in our community. Our housing team helps young people transition to independent living by supporting them in a variety of ways, including:

Housing search
Our Housing Support Workers teach youth to find appropriate accommodation options. We help them search newspapers and websites, go with them to look at accommodations, and help them weigh the pros and cons of a place.

Helping them get set up
Moving day is a big transition for anyone, but for young people who have been living on the street, it can be all the more daunting. We help them move in and, thanks to people’s generous donations, provide them with start-up kits and food bags.

In-home support
After someone has found a good home, we help them hold on to it. Through in-home visits, we check in to make sure everything is working out.

Specialized support and life skills
We help youth with key life skills like budget, cook meals, transportation plans and advocacy.