Our 2018 Project: Covenant House Texas Youth Intake and Drop-In Center 

Covenant House Texas (CHT) opened its doors in 1983 to provide shelter for homeless, abused and abandoned youth ages 18 - 24. After more than 30 years of service, CHT is still one of the only service providers in Texas of its type, offering an extensive continuum of care to the homeless youth population in Houston/Harris County.


Fast Facts: 

  • Founded in 1983

  • Services are available 24/7

  • In 2017, 1,633 youth were served in the Youth Drop-In & Intake Center

  • Youth Demos:: 71% Black, 18% White, 9% Hispanic

  • 61% Male, 37% Female, 3% Transgender

  • 19% seeking shelter at CHT impacted by Harvey

  • Since Harvey, CHT has had up to 20 overnight youth sleeping in the Drop-In & Intake Center due to overflow

A view of one of the rooms of the intake center.

A view of one of the rooms of the intake center.

The Plan: 

We hope to make this space less office space, more teen hangout with our initial plan: 

  • Interior windows/ doors and pony wall knockout for better room flow and visibility

  • Move intake desk area to increase size of welcome area

  • Add lockers near bathrooms for personal belongings and luggage

  • Move administrate storage

  • Flooring Replacement

  • Paint rooms to match

  • Move and increase size of lounge area

  • Upgrade old and worn furniture, lighting, window blinds to create a home environment

Our Goal

We're close to 90% of our $50,000 goal -- but this project cannot happen without your support. 

Your fully tax-deductible gift to Houston Improvement Project goes directly to our project – we are a 100% volunteer run organization the Internal Revenue Service recognizes Houston Improvement Project (HIP) as a Section 501(c)(3) public charity.
Have an in-kind donation idea? Email Kate@improvehouston.org
Volunteer days will be coming in the Fall - keep posted on our Instagram for project updates and fun events!