Building a Better Future for Our Youth - 5:17
with Gerry Piro, Executive Director of Covenant House Michigan
Posted Jul 02, 2018
Covenant House Michigan is a faith-based nonprofit organization that provides hope to homeless, runaway and at-risk youth ages 18-24. They provide shelter, educational and vocational programs, as well as other support services, to help overcome hurdles such as homelessness, unemployment, inadequate education, violence, drugs and gangs. CHM's goal is to redirect them onto a path toward meaningful and successful adulthood. CHM has come to be known by area young people as a place they can go to build a better future and be treated with respect and unconditional love. Over 60,000 youths have been served by CHM since its inception in September, 1997.
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