Covenant House Michigan (CHM), a safe and supportive sanctuary for homeless and at-risk teens, is hosting its annual Share Your Love Open House. The public is invited to come out and meet with current CHM residents, find volunteer opportunities, tour the campus and attend a street outreach ride-along.
An estimated 5,000 youth in metro Detroit wander the street on any given night in search for a warm bed, a hot meal and someone to care. CHM provides homeless, runaway and at-risk youth ages 13-22, with shelter, educational and vocational programs as well as other support services to help them overcome hurdles such as homelessness, unemployment, inadequate education, violence, drugs and gangs and redirect them onto a path towards meaningful and successful adulthood. CHM served over 6,500 youth last year alone.
Join us Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016 anytime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Covenant House Michigan located on 2959 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Detroit, MI 48208.
Visitors are encouraged to bring a Valentine’s Day card for the residents and a suggested $14 to help support CHM programs is appreciated. CHM will have several volunteer projects – from clothing sorting, painting and minor repairs – for individuals or groups to take part. During the event, guests are invited to join the CHM Street Outreach Team for an overview and tour of its work serving homeless youth throughout metro Detroit.
Individuals, families, organizations, clubs, and church/religious groups are all encouraged to participate. This event is open to the public on a walk-in basis but RSVPs for groups are appreciated. RSVP to Melissa Golpe at 313-463-2005 or firstname.lastname@example.org.