Covenant House Missour

“The Wellness Center has created a space of sanctuary on our campus,” said Covenant House Missouri CEO Jessica Erfling, seen here with two youth at the center.

Covenant House Missouri opened its newly renovated Wellness Center on September 8, three months after a local family foundation awarded it $75,000 to expand and remodel its existing clinic. 

Covenant House Missouri welcomes youth ages 16 to 24 who are runaway, trafficked, at-risk, or experiencing homelessness. More than one in three young people who come to Covenant House arrive with a mental health issue or diagnosis. These young people are still developing physically, cognitively, psychologically and emotionally. 

“The Wellness Center has created a space of sanctuary on our campus,” says CEO, Jessica Erfling. “Thanks to the generosity of a local family foundation, young people living here can access quality mental, physical and emotional health services in a welcoming and loving space.”

Joe Robinson told The American in February that he came to Covenant House after being kicked out of the house, “couchsurfing for a little bit” and running “out of options of places to go.” When he came to Covenant house, Robinson told The American, he was struck by the familial atmosphere: “It makes a lot of people feel safe.” 

For more information, visit covenanthousemo.org/wellness-center.

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