Mission & Advocacy

Covenant House ExteriorCovenant House was founded in 1981 to help people with the fewest resources meet their basic needs: food, clothing, and shelter. After 35 years, our core mission remains the same. Whether a person is homeless, facing eviction, or needs food for their table, Covenant House is a safety net, an advocate, and a safe haven in times of crisis.

Our Mission 

“Covenant House of West Virginia is dedicated to working for justice by offering direct services for people in need while creating social change through advocacy and education. “

“Covenant House is dedicated to social justice through our efforts to eradicate hunger, homelessness, and poverty.  Our diverse faith, cultural, and belief traditions unite us in reaching out to those in need, irrespective of race, class, gender, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or national origin.”  


As advocates, Covenant House staff members work to ensure those with the fewest resources have a voice in the policy-making process. Educating the general public and decision makers (from the local to the federal level) is a constant priority.

We work in coalition with partnering agencies across the county, state, and nation whenever possible, particularly fellow member organizations of the Kanawha Valley Collective.