Covenant House Missouri is an affiliate of Covenant House International, which began in 1969 in a small apartment in Manhattan's East Village.
Covenant House was officially incorporated as a nonprofit organization, with the first intake center in New York City. Today, Covenant House has homes in 27 cities throughout the United States, Canada, and Latin America.
Covenant House began a small outreach program in St. Louis, and within a year, the program expanded to a community service center. In June 2001, Covenant House Missouri was formally established when we opened our Transitional Living Program Village.
CHMO consolidated all of the St. Louis service sites into one building on North Kingshighway. Today, this site is home to crisis beds, transitional living beds, an array of supportive services, and administrative offices.
With the help of its Board of Directors, volunteers, staff, and the youth we serve, CHMO developed a three-year strategic plan. The plan's platform is a commitment to the mental health of the youth we serve. Through expanded services, staff realignment, and a shift to a clinical model of trauma-informed care, we will be more equipped to meet our youth where they are and support them more effectively as they design their own path to independence.