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Full Resource Name:

Covenant House Florida, Inc. - Orlando

5931 East Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32807

(407) 482-0404

www.covenanthousefl.org

Description:

Emergency Shelter for runaway youth. Every day, we provide crisis shelter to up to 80 youths in Ft. Lauderdale and 20 youths in Orlando. In addition, each site serves an additional 30 youths daily via street outreach, transitional housing, and aftercare.

Services Offered:
1. Shelter Care
2. Family Counseling
3. Substance abuse intervention
4. Teen parent education
5. Education
6. Job Readiness
7. Life skills instruction
8. Transitional housing

Each youth in our program works together with our counselors to develop a plan; for example, to return home, to go to a foster home or appropriate long-term program, to begin substance abuse treatment, or for older youth, to prepare for independent living. Residents are involved in counseling, health assessment, chores, sessions on life skills, employment, and teen parenting/pregnancy education, G.E.D. classes, working or looking for jobs, and following up on referrals.

HUMANTRAFFIC, SHELTER, YOUTHED, YOUTHEMPLOY, MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

Primary Services:

General Information

Hours:

Shelter 24/7. Community Service Center: 8A-3P Mon - Fri

Intake Process:

Open Intake 24/7

Program Fees:

free service. ages 18-21 pay 30% of income for rent to be part of the transitional housing program.

Languages:

English, Spanish

Eligibility:

The Fort Lauderdale program serves youth under 21 years of age, including teen parents and their babies. The Orlando program serves youth 18-20 years of age, also including babies. Covenant House Florida is currently budgeted for a daily cap of 80 youth in Fort Lauderdale and 22 youth in Orlando.

Handicap Accessible?

No

Is Shelter?

No

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