Month: December 2016

CHMO Winter Newsletter 2016

What a year this has been for Covenant House Missouri and the youth we are so privileged to serve. In 2016, we implemented several big changes and initiated a culture shift across our agency. We moved from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset. We created a new residential model based on trauma-informed care, knowing that so many of our residents’ lives have been altered by trauma. We opened a Big Picture Learning High School right here in our building, so that no young person must choose between working and receiving a high-school education. We added an evaluation component across the agency to enhance programs, staffing, and resource identification.

As we move forward into 2017, we will continue to provide holistic, individualized services – including mental health care, residential support, education, and community outreach – that will allow every young person to thrive and succeed. It is thanks to our volunteers, supporters, donors, and staff that we keep our doors open every day and never turn a struggling youth away, regardless of his or her life situation.

In this newsletter, we highlight some of the accomplishments of 2016. We visit the new Sanctuary Garden, a place of reflection and healing that was brought into existence by dedicated volunteers. We talk with Christy Horton, who is completing her practicum at Covenant House, and learn how important it is to strive for racial equity in everything that we do. We hear from Patience, a former Covenant House resident who recently received her GED, attained United States citizenship, and moved into her own apartment! Our blessings abound, and in so many ways.

Thank you for your continued dedication to Covenant House Missouri, and thank you for having a heart for our youth and our mission. Together with our Board of Directors, we are making a difference that changes lives.


Read more here: CHMO Winter Newsletter 2016



Suzanne King
Executive Director

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