HUD Regional Administrator Lynne Patton Tours Covenant House's New Bronx Facility
HUD Region II Regional Administrator Lynne Patton toured the new Bronx Covenant House hub, a new option for area homeless youth. Covenant House Chief Operating Officer, Leslie Abbey led the tour, and they were joined by New York City Councilmember Mark Gjonaj. The group met a young bassist who played beautiful music; and a young student working while in college, who wants to be President of the United States.
This beautiful facility houses up to 40 homeless youths, and provides rapid re-housing, transitional housing services, case management, education, employment assistance, cooking, and nutrition. Computer rooms and shared spaces provide opportunities to study and engage housemates. Covenant House staff also work at the new facility, securing permanent housing in the Bronx for their young clients.
HUD provides funding to Covenant House, better known for being New York's youth emergency shelter. At Covenant House, homeless youth can find sanctuary from the street, and have their immediate needs met - a meal, a shower, clean clothes, and medical attention.
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