In FY12, 51% of the youth entering our Crisis program are from St Louis County and surrounding counties in MO and IL.
Who are We?
Covenant House Missouri (CHMO) is a non-profit organization that empowers homeless, runaway and at-risk youth to live independently and become contributing members of our community.
With open doors and open hearts, CHMO gives homeless teens hope and the opportunity to break the cycle of chronic homelessness and unemployment.
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Facts & Figures
Youth come to Covenant House Missouri from a range of life situations, including abuse, neglect, abandonment, mental-illness and lack of educational experiences. They also come from various communities across MO and IL with 39% being St. Louis County residents. The number one source of advertisement is through word of mouth referrals.
You may be surprised to know that in fiscal year 2012:
280 youth were admitted into our Crisis Shelter
Counseling programs assisted 166 youth to begin the healing process
157 youth enrolled in GED classes
- Average age served was 19
- 2,871 homeless or at-risk youth living on the streets received resources and supplies
- 3,141 volunteer hours were donated
Growth of Operations
In 2008, Covenant House Missouri consolidated services in four locations to one facility, which allowed for additional programming and a 20 bed crisis shelter.
Youth served increased from 2,157 in 2008 to more than 5,700 in 2011, a 165% surge.
Demand for employee services has grown from 38 staff in 2008 to 57 in 2011.