Each year, Covenant House Florida reaches hundreds of kids in Fort Lauderdale and Orlando via street outreach, crisis shelters, transitional housing projects, and aftercare, making us one of the largest private agencies serving runaway and homeless youth in the state of Florida.
Tanisha, the 20 year-old mother of a beautiful baby boy, is homeless. Our Mom & Baby program is specially designed for mothers like Tanisha. As she and her son fight to make a better life for themselves, Covenant House is there to help.
Being a mother is one of the toughest jobs in the world…and almost impossible when you are young, homeless, and without family. Teenage mothers who come to Covenant House often have no child-raising skills or role models to guide them through the difficult task of motherhood. Yet what they lack in resources is almost always offset by an incredible sense of determination.
That is why our Mom & Baby Program was created – to help these homeless mothers and pregnant teenagers secure a brighter, more stable future for themselves and their babies.
ALMOST HOME: Helping Kids Move from Homelessness to Hope tells the stories of six extraordinary young people who, despite almost unimaginable suffering and adversity, exceeded almost everyone’s expectations. ALMOST HOME was written by Covenant House President Kevin Ryan and Tina Kelley, former The New York Times reporter.