Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $250,000)
The OJJDP FY 09 Earmarks Programs further the Department's mission by providing grants, cooperative agreements, and other assistance authorized by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, as amended, to organizations identified in the Explanatory Statement Regarding H.R. 1105 (Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009), 155 Cong. Rec. H1653 (daily ed. Feb. 23, 2009) (statement by Rep. Obey, Chairman of the Committee on Appropriations of the House).
Covenant House California (CHC), an affiliate of a nationally recognized leader in youth outreach and shelter services, responds to a critical service gap for Alameda County's homeless youth, age 18+, through its newest service location in Oakland. Expanding its Los Angeles program to Oakland, CHD replicates a time-tested model of care to address the multiple needs of a population that is often transient, hard-to-reach and at great risk of social failure. CHC's 30-bed youth residential and career center provides 24 hour crisis shelter intake, a transitional living program known as "Rights of Passage" and comprehensive site-based supportive services including outreach, intensive case management, mental health, education/vocational training and employment assistance, life skills workshops, youth development activities. Funding will support operations over 12 months, providing 10,950 nights of care to 120 youth, thereby assisting them in leaving the streets, resolving their crisis situations, and developing the service plans and skills that lead to stable housing and the goals they set for themselves as productive members of their communities. NCA/NCF