Covenant House is conveniently located on Shrewsbury Street right behind Capitol Market in Charleston, West Virginia. Whether you need our services, or just want to learn more about us, we welcome you and look forward to meeting you.


Hours & Directions

Covenant House is open weekdays from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm and is located at 600 Shrewsbury Street in downtown Charleston near Capitol Market. From I-64, take Exit 100 and exit onto Capitol Street. Turn right at the bottom of the ramp, and Covenant House is the large yellow building on the corner. Parking is available in the rear lot.

The Drop In Center is open weekdays from 7:30 am – 4:00 pm.

The Food Pantry is open weekdays from 9:00 am -12:00 pm and additional hours on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00-3:00. With a referral from the Drop In Center, families and individuals in Kanawha County can access food twice a month without fear of judgement. The food pantry is located on the fourth floor of First Presbyterian Church, 16 Leon Sullivan Way, Charleston.

The Clothing Closet is open weekdays from 9:00 am – noon and is located St. Marks United Methodist Church, 900 Washington Street, East. To obtain a clothing closet voucher, please visit Wilsie, or an AmeriCorp Case Manager in the Drop-In Center.

Schedule a Tour

Oftentimes, folks wonder what exactly goes on at Covenant House – do we feed people? Are we a shelter? Are we a soup kitchen? Well, yes, sort of, and no (respectively).

The best way to understand our work and many programs is to schedule a tour of our facility and see our staff in action. Groups can visit our offices, meet with staff, watch our most current documentary, “Weathering the Storm.” All in-kind donations (clothing, food, toiletries, etc.) may be dropped off at Covenant House weekdays between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm. Please enter the rear parking lot and follow the directions posted on the bulletin board. Receipts for your donation are available.

To see what items we currently or regularly needed, please check our Needs list.

Drop-Off Donations

Covenant House accepts in-kind donations for the Drop-In Center, Food Pantry, and Clothing Closet, as well as donations for other programs.

To donate gently-used clothing, you may visit the Clothing Closet at St. Marks (open weekdays, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm) or place the clothing in one of the deposit boxes located outside in our parking lot and also on Dickinson Street outside of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church. Receipts are available for your donation.

To donate food items, you may visit the Food Pantry at First Presbyterian Church (open weekdays, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00-3:00) or bring it to Covenant House as mentioned above. Receipts are available for your donation.