Who We Are

About Us

Covenant House Texas (CHT) opened its doors in 1983 to provide shelter for homeless, abused and abandoned youth ages 18 – 24. After more than 35 years of service, CHT offers an extensive continuum of care model for homeless youth including mental health and substance abuse counseling, educational and vocational training, transitional and permanent living programs, street outreach and prevention, pastoral ministry and parenting classes in addition to providing the basic necessities of food, clothing, medical care and safe shelter from the streets for youth in crisis.


Covenant House Texas is a faith-based organization committed to giving homeless youth a safe haven, absolute respect, unconditional love, and a path to lasting independence. In partnership with the community, we are the voice for homeless youth.


Covenant House was founded in 1972 in response to the growing problem of kids living unprotected on the harsh streets of New York City.  Since then, the organization has become the largest private shelter organization for homeless kids, with 31 locations spanning North and Central America.  Located in the Montrose neighborhood, CHT primarily serves Houston and Harris County, the third most populous county in the United States.