Covey Guild

The Covey Guild is a group of women dedicated to meeting the needs of Atlanta’s homeless, runaway and trafficked youth by supporting the mission and staff of CHGA.  

Working together through the Covey Guild, we can accomplish more for the youth than we can as individuals. The Covey Guild dues provide educational and social enrichment opportunities for the CHGA residents. Join us as we empower our Georgia youth! 

Covey Guild Leadership

President: Laura Torbert
Co-President: Gaylen Baxter
Membership Chairs: Jane Ridall, Cissy Zelickson & Marsha Dean

Covey Guild Committees

  • Glam Squad Committee
    Co-Chairs: Lesley Wheeler & Cyntra Gibson

    The Glam Squad Committee seeks to improve the lives of Covenant House youth by meeting their clothing needs. The committees organizes clothing closet work days and donation drives, and assists with getting our youth fitted for special events. 
  • Special Events Committee
    Chair: Sally Carpenter & Kellie Rancifer 

    The Special Events Committee gives Covenant House youth experiences and opportunities they may have never had before. Events include Prom in late spring, a skate night in the fall, cook-outs, bowling parties, Atlanta excursions, and much more!
  • The Covey Cooks Committee
    Chair: Mary Atkinson

    The Covey Cooks Committee is responsible for developing strategies to solicit meal donations from churches, businesses and individuals. This program has cut our food costs by close to 75% and gives volunteers the opportunity to prepare and share a meal with our youth. The committee also provides and serves a meal to our youth once a month.

    The Meals Committee helped implement Covenant House Georgia’s Healthy Eating Initiative for our youth. This program encourages volunteer meal providers to use healthy recipes that will help nurture healthy bodies and minds for our youth. Members assisted in developing detailed instructions for volunteers to "prepare and share a meal" and assembled an assortment of tasty, nutritious recipes, which are available on the website.
  • Birthday Bash Committee
    Chairs: Pam Malone & K'Re Shirley 

    The Birthday Bash Committee hosts a birthday party once a month for our youth. This gives an opportunity for the youth to celebrate their birthdays with the Covenant House community. The birthday celebrations include: decorating the cafeteria, writing birthday cards to youth, and picking up a cake from the Publix-Peachtree Battle Shopping Center (a recurring donation from Publix).
  • Life Skills Committee
    Chair: Chris Cavanaugh 

    The Life Skills Committee aims to develop ways to teach our youth the life skills necessary for them to become independent and responsible adults through our transitional living, Rights of Passage (ROP) program. These activities often include courses on money management, cooking/nutrition, job preparation, and much more!
  • Fundraising Committee
    Chair: Monika Hudson

    The Fundraising Committee helps CHGA meet their fundraising goals. They organize fun events to benefit our youth and assist with our annual gala, A Night of Broadway Stars.


Questions? Contact Abigail Stokes at astokes@covenanthouse.org

To join the Covey Guild, please fill out the application form here.

Please note the $100 Individual Membership fee. 


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