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Featured Organization in Training: Covenant House Georgia

Covenant House opened in Atlanta in 2000 to help “young people suffering from homelessness, sexual exploitation, involved in drug-dealing, theft and other anti-social activities.” Covenant House Georgia is the only crisis facility for kids ages 17-21 in Georgia and they have helped over 15,000 youths. Covenant House Georgia is a full partner of Covenant House International, the largest privately funded agency helping at risk youth in the US. Their services include a crisis shelter, Rights of Passage, support services, mental health services and outreach. Their crisis center is staffed 365 days a year and is designed to help youth in immediate need of housing and crisis intervention. It provides shelter, food, clothing and other necessities for up to 60 days with possible extensions. The Rights of Passage program is a long-term (up to 2 years) housing project designed to build upon the existing plan created by the crisis shelter and promote self-sufficiency. They have locations in South Fulton and Gwinnett which have 21 double occupancy apartments with onsite case managers. The Support Services include education, job, health and wellness, life skills development and other services. Covenant House also offers mental health services including individual and group counseling, experiential therapy and pastoral counseling. To learn more about Covenant House Georgia visit their website