Be Part Of The Vision

Transforming Lives

Covenant House Texas is in the final phase of our Building For Life Campaign to create a new campus that will increase our capacity to provide safe haven and life-changing services for 50% more youth experiencing homelessness in our community.

Programs include Youth Engagement Center, Safe Haven Emergency Shelter, Young Parents Program, Rights of Passage Transitional Housing, Rapid Rehousing, runaway prevention, street outreach, medical and mental health care, job training and education, life skills training and faith-based services. Youth who seek refuge at CHT have previously experienced significant trauma. Many have been victims of human trafficking, exploitation, violence, and child abuse.

The Time is Now

Covenant House Texas is excited to have received a generous contribution of $3 million from the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation challenge grant to finish the campaign by October 11, 2023. We have a little over $8 million left to raise to complete the campaign before that deadline to receive this funding.

Help us meet the challenge to complete the campaign

Contact Felicia Broussard at

Grow With Us

Our original facilities, which served youth for nearly 40 years, were too dilapidated and obsolete to be restored and had to be demolished. Thankfully, Covenant House Texas has not missed a day of service to youth in need, as we currently provide safe haven and services to youth from our temporary location in Houston’s Third Ward.

With your help, a new Covenant House Texas campus will rise at our original location in Houston’s Montrose neighborhood. What’s more, this building is specifically designed to serve and support youth as they recover from the trauma of experiencing homelessness and make their journey to independence.

Campaign Leadership

Lynn Kamin, Jenkins & Kamin, LLP
Stan Marek, MAREK
Jo Ann Petersen
Jeff Springmeyer, Geophysical Pursuit, Inc.
Elizabeth Stone, Silver Stone Events
George “Trey” Strake, III, Cushman & Wakefield
Suzi and Doug Swanson

Leslie Bourne, Executive Director
Felicia Broussard, Chief Development Officer
Sharon Samuel, Chief Financial Officer
Delesha Jones, Chief Program Officer
Ellen Cokinos, Ellen Cokinos Consulting LLC Campaign Counsel

Brett Hamilton, Locke Lord
Mike Holland, MAREK
Kurt Nondorf, Jackson Walker
Randy Walker, Bank of Texas

Heidi and Todd Binet, Co-Chairs, Appareo Capital
Marlene and Kurt Nondorf, Co-Chairs, Jackson Walker
Lisa and John Sarvadi, Co-Chairs, Texas Capital Bank
Steve Biegel, Newmark
Stacy and Michael Medrano, Volunteers
Marshall Miller Jr., Jackson Walker
Aimee and Wynne Snoots, Volunteers
Patricia Turner, Truluck’s Restaurant Group
Randy Walker, Bank of Texas
Lindsey Wise, Quanta Services

Support these improvements for our youth:

Expanded clinic space for medical care and mental health care

residential capacity

child care facilities

Computer lab and digital library for learning and skills building

Chapel, fitness center
and music library

green spaces

This new campus will create the kind of welcoming home and supportive community that many of our youth have never known before. It will help to transform many young lives.