Nicholas Bowens became homeless during his senior year of high school. He stayed in school and graduated, but he was desperate for stability. He literally Googled “teen shelters,” and the first to pop up was Covenant House Missouri. Nicholas called and talked to one of our case managers. “She said to come on in, and I literally cried the whole way here,” he says.
He can do the splits, hit Mariah Carey’s high notes (on a good day), and spout musical knowledge like he wrote the songs himself. Tobias adds flair to Covenant House Missouri on a daily basis, talking easily with staff and residents, playing the piano, and belting out a tune as he walks through the hall.
When Tia stepped through the doors of Covenant House Missouri (CHMO) two years ago, she didn’t say much. But she had a big dream, and she has never stopped working toward her goals. This January, she took a huge leap forward when she enrolled at Maryville University and moved on campus.