Covenant House of Philadelphia opened its doors in June of 1999 in response to the growing crisis of homelessness among our nation’s children. It is now one of the most prominent and trusted child welfare organizations in the world providing support for homeless children under the age of 21. They have supported over 20,000 youths. The mission of Covenant House Pennsylvania is to serve youths in crisis with “absolute respect and unconditional love” and additionally “to protect and safeguard all children.” Any youth in need of help is admitted the first time, no questions asked, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They are the only program in Philadelphia and the largest private child welfare agency in the Delaware Valley. They provide practical tools to end the chronic cycle of homelessness. They meet not only immediate needs such as shelter, food, and clothing, but also provide innovative solutions that address long-term concerns, including transitional housing, health care, educational programs, and vocational preparedness. The Legacy Foundation’s grant was matched by a client and provided participants with SEPTA transportation so that they could get to work, medical appointments, etc. For more information on the support and services they provide, please visit www.covenanthouse.org.