A HAVEN OF HOPE IN ORLANDO
For over 20 years Covenant House Florida has been providing shelter and supportive services to Central Florida’s most vulnerable homeless...young people who typically come from rough circumstances, with little support, and often headed toward disaster. Last year, CHF provided assistance to over 850 youth and children here in Central Florida. Youth like Crystal, who came to our doors to escape a stressful environment that was keeping her from reaching her full potential. Crystal wanted to begin living a productive life, so she enrolled in CHF’s education program to work towards earning the General Equivalency Diploma. She also received intensive job training, and quickly secured part time employment. After obtaining her General Equivalency Diploma, Crystal started working towards becoming a Certified Nurse Assistant and a Home Health Aid. Crystal was accepted into CHF’s Transitional Housing Program, and is thriving with the support of her case manager.
Last year, CHF protected 310 homeless youth and children from the dangers of life on the street by providing emergency shelter. We also assisted 76 homeless youth in becoming self-sufficient young adults by helping them obtain employment / paid internship, and helped 62 homeless youth escape generational poverty by helping them secure tuition waivers to pursue higher education.