Since opening in September of 1985, Covenant House Florida provides both crisis shelter and walk-in services for runaway, homeless, trafficked and at-risk youth under the age of 21, including young mothers and their babies. Covenant House Florida has helped over 37,000 different kids providing them with food, clothing, shelter, medical services, individual counseling, addiction management, GED preparation, parenting education, life skills, and job readiness training. Our goal is to provide these teens and young adults with the tools they need to have productive, hopeful futures.
Each year, we reach hundreds of kids in Fort Lauderdale and Orlando via street outreach, crisis shelters, transitional housing, and aftercare, making Covenant House Florida one of the largest private agencies serving runaway and homeless youth in the state of Florida.
Sleep Out is our largest fundraiser providing much-needed resources to many youth and young adults in our community. Since 2014, Sleep Out: Young Professional Edition has raised over $113,000 for the hope, safety, and opportunity of homeless kids.
The demand for emergency shelter currently exceeds our financial capacity, and we have waiting lists in both Fort Lauderdale and Orlando. We ask all referral sources, e.g. law enforcement personnel, social service representatives, pastors, teachers, and guidance counselors, as well as youth and parents seeking help to call ahead to determine if a bed is available.
In Orlando, call 407-482-0404.