The Youth Engagement Center
The year 2013 marked a major transition for Covenant House Alaska. As we commemorate 25 years of providing essential services to unaccompanied and at-risk youth, we also celebrate the opening of our new Youth Engagement Center. The opening of this all-important facility expands our ability to offer lifesaving services to even more homeless youth. We have increased our shelter beds from 40 to 60 and have combined all of our non-residential services under one roof, providing enhanced access to health care, educational achievement, employment placement, housing assistance and enrichment activities. The core of our mission remains intact and continues to be the foundation of our work; to provide for the basic needs of every youth that walks through our doors.
Covenant House Alaska is the largest provider of services to homeless and runaway youth in the state of Alaska. The goal of our services is to move a youth from homelessness to stability. First and foremost, we work with youth on reconciliation with family whenever possible. If this is not possible, especially for older teens, our programs assist youth in making the choices and building the skills necessary for independent living.
Through The Youth Engagement Center, youth have access to an array of programs and services: