A Letter from Our Executive Director

Dear Friends, 

As we grapple with the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Board and staff of Covenant House Georgia are closer than ever to two important elements of our organization's mission - immediacy and sanctuary. We've taken quick action to protect the health, safety, and wellness of our youth, staff, and supporters. And, we have implemented processes to preserve the sanctuary that our young people deserve while fulfilling our mission.

Like many of you, we are closely monitoring the impact of COVID-19 and are following the recommendations made by the CDC, the World Health Organization and the Georgia Department of Public Health. We pledge to remain diligent in our preparation, proactive in our prevention, and transparent in our communication.

It is out of this abundance of care for our youth and our supporters, that we've updated some of our residential policies and have made adjustments to several ongoing programs and upcoming events to include COVID-19 recommendations and best practices. Please take a moment to review this information below. 

113bb39e-9e95-42de-a642-d7efa374a297.png

Lastly, I ask that you consider making a donation to Covenant House Georgia at this time to sustain our programming, giving a gift of food for our young people, or scheduling a drop-off of supplies to help keep our campus a safe place for the youth who call us home.

With your generosity and support, I am certain that Covenant House Georgia will continue to thrive while opening doors of opportunity for our youth overcoming homelessness and escaping trafficking.

With Gratitude,


Dr. Alie Redd
Executive Director
Covenant House Georgia

HOW WE’RE PROTECTING THE HEALTH OF OUR YOUTH & STAFF AT THIS TIME:

  • We are monitoring the temperatures of all current youth in residence, all newly arrived youth during intake,  and staff on a daily basis to aid with early detection.
  • We are prioritizing routine environmental cleaning and everyday preventive actions by continuing to sanitize high contact surfaces such as light switches, handrails, toilet seats, and doorknobs/handles daily.
  • We are educating youth on the COVID-19 pandemic by providing information about the virus and how they can help prevent the spread of infection, including best practices for disinfecting.
  • We are meeting with all youth and staff regularly to address concerns and offer support at this time.
  • We have postponed all in-person special events through 7/31/2020 to adhere to national and local guidelines on gathering. 
  • We are restricting campus access to youth, essential employees and vendors, and volunteers making pre-arranged drop-offs at this time.
  • We are restricting campus access to protect the safety of our youth and staff. Only youth, essential employees and vendors, and volunteers making pre-arranged drop-offs are allowed access at this time.

How You Can Support

Donate Supplies

During this time, we need additional products to ensure the health and safety of our youth. Even from your home, you can help protect our youth and staff. Consider donating items from our Amazon Wishlist to keep our youth safe and cared for during this difficult time.

For a detailed list of our urgent supply needs, click below to learn more.

For more information on donating medical and cleaning supplies, contact Abbey Mixon at astokes@covenanthouse.org. 

Donate Food

  • We are making temporary changes to our Prepare and Share a Meal program. Our meal sharing program is still a critical need to Covenant House Georgia.  Though we are unable to have volunteers serve food at this time, we are asking supporters to donate a catered meal by scheduling a dropoff with Abbey Mixon at astokes@covenanthouse.org or by making a financial contribution to pay for the purchase of food for youth in our care. 

Restaurant Partners

Carlyle’s Catering
Order online at
www.carlylescatering.com/

 

Chicken Salad Chick Vinings
Order online or by
contacting Jennifer at
jennifer.critelli@chickensaladchick.com

**They will remove their delivery charge for supporters delivering to CHGA. **

Doc Chey’s Noodle House
Order online at
www.doccheys.com

 

Souper Jenny’s Westside
Order by emailing Keith at
k_yaeger@yahoo.com or Jenny
at souperjenny@aol.com

The Pig and the Pearl
Order by contacting
cshera@thepigandthepearl.com

 

D.B.A BBQ
Call Tanya at 404-249-5010

Donate Funds

There is no greater time than now to invest in Covenant House Georgia so that those who are the most vulnerable will have their needs met. Your contribution will help us provide stability for our youth in this time of uncertainty.