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Our Mission

At Covenant House Pennsylvania, we help teenagers and adolescents turn the tragedy of homelessness into an opportunity for growth and transformation.


We are part of the Covenant House federation, led by Covenant House International in New York, which serves runaway, homeless, and trafficked youth in 30 cities throughout the United States, Canada, and Latin America.

Covenant House Founding Mission Statement


We who recognize God’s providence and fidelity to His people are dedicated to living out His covenant among ourselves and those children we serve, with absolute respect and unconditional love. That commitment calls us to serve suffering children of the street, and to protect and safeguard all children. Just as Christ in His humanity is the visible sign of God’s presence among His people, so our efforts together in the covenant community are a visible sign that effects the presence of God, working through the Holy Spirit among ourselves and our kids.


  • Pastor David Maddox, Social Worker at Covenant House Pennsylvania

    Pastor David Maddox, Social Worker at Covenant House Pennsylvania

5 Principles of Covenant House


Immediacy:  Our young people are welcomed without question or cost. Our foremost goal is to provide quality services to youth in need in an immediate fashion. 


Sanctuary:  Covenant House provides a safe haven from the hardships of the street and emphasizes the inherent worth of the young people we serve.


Structure:  Street life is very unstructured. Often our kids go wherever their day takes them. Our program is structured in order to help our young people find direction and support to help them achieve their goals.


Value Communication:  Covenant House attempts to communicate values which are life enhancing and not destructive. We enter into a relationship with our youth based on honesty, love, trust and respect.


Choice:  Our goal is to empower the young people we serve. The first step is to show them that they enter this relationship freely. They must choose to change and Covenant House helps them make informed decisions about their future.

Covenant House Pennsylvania is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization; (EIN/Tax ID number: 23-3003176) Built w/ love by P'unk Avenue