Covenant House Georgia to build housing for homeless youth

Covenant House Georgia broke ground in October on a new apartment building to serve youth experiencing homelessness in Atlanta. CONTRIBUTED

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Covenant House Georgia broke ground in October on a new apartment building to serve youth experiencing homelessness in Atlanta. CONTRIBUTED

Covenant House Georgia recently hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the beginning of the construction phase of their $9.7 million “Building on a Promise” capital campaign. Specifically, this campaign is allowing CHGA to construct a new, 30-unit apartment building, The Gift of Hope Apartments, on their seven-acre campus located in Northwest Atlanta, according to a press release.

Additionally, CHGA will expand the capacity of their existing Crisis Shelter by 20% and renovate their Community Service Center where youth have access to vital support services. These projects will allow CHGA to serve more youth ages 18 to 24 who are overcoming homelessness and escaping trafficking in the community. Cooper Carry helped to design the building which will be constructed by Hogan Construction with Silverman Construction Program Management serving as project manager. CHGA anticipates opening the doors to these new spaces late 2021.

CHGA offers special thanks to John Ridall who has served as Chair of the Building on a Promise Capital Campaign which has raised $8.7 million of the $9.7 million capital campaign goal. Key gifts from the community include The Gift of Hope Foundation, Partners for H.O.M.E., The Robert W. Woodruff Foundation, The Delta Air Lines Foundation, The Schoen Foundation, The James M. Cox Foundation, Tull, Charitable Foundation, The Waterfall Foundation, The Zeist Foundation, The Fraser-Parker Foundation, SunTrust Trusteed Foundations, and many others. Additionally, CHGA’s Board of Directors have given more than $570,000 collectively to the campaign.

Covenant House Georgia is a subsidiary of Covenant House International, the largest, privately funded nonprofit service organization serving young people experiencing homelessness in the Americas. Covenant House Georgia has been providing food, shelter, counseling, education, and vocational training to homeless, runaway, and trafficked youth in the Greater Atlanta area since 2000.

Information: www.covenanthousega.org or 404-589-0163.