Annual Report

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Covenant

House

California

COVENANT HOUSE CALIFORNIA | ANNUAL REPORT 2017


Covenant

House

California

In a time when homelessness in California has reached epidemic proportions, we are proud to share how

Covenant House California is doing more than ever to help youth experiencing homelessness in our

communities. This past year has been one of unprecedented growth for us; not only in our budget size,

but also in the number of youth we are serving. We strongly believe that no young person deserves to be

homeless; that they deserve every opportunity to be loved and given the chance to fulfill their dreams, and

to live independently. So, we are committed to doing more to help those who are desperate to change their

circumstances. In an effort to do this, this past year, we have expanded nearly all of our existing program

capacity, acquired two other youth shelters, opened a Drop-in Center in the Bay Area, and we started a

Barber College and Barber Shop in LA, as a new career path for youth, and as a social enterprise for CHC.

And we are not finished there!

With reports that CA holds close to a third of all homeless youth in the US, we are committed to

continuing to expand our services, in sustainable and impactful ways, so that we can move these youth from

homelessness to productive independence as effectively as possible. This year, we also kicked off our

“Double our Impact, to Double their Dreams” campaign. This is part of our strategic plan to double the

number of youth we can house each night, and that we can serve each year, within the next 5 years. Our

growth and vision would not be possible, without your support.

Thank you for caring so deeply about these incredible young people, who we know will be the future leaders

of our communities!

Bill Bedrossian

Chief Executive Officer

Covenant House California

Paul Hanneman, Board Chair

Retired Entertainment Executive

OUR MISSION

Covenant House California is dedicated to serving all God’s children, with absolute respect and unconditional love,

to help youth experiencing homelessness, and to protect and safeguard all youth in need.


There are over 6,000 homeless and trafficked youth

in Los Angeles County without a safe place to sleep

each night. And 3,500 more youth in the Bay Area.

Covenant House California has been a constant in

helping these young people find their way, pursue

their dreams, and live to the fullest potential.

But, how does it all begin?

Luke arrived to CHC with these five pieces. But,

with some help, he found a job and even

discovered his hard work wasn’t going unnoticed.

His journey, from homelessness to encouragement

to giving back, is one example of why we are so

hopeful that CHC’s growth, especially this past year,

is only the beginning.

WHAT LUKE HAD ON HIM WHEN

HE ARRIVED AT CHC:

1. A worn beanie with a hole at the top.

2. Size 38 jeans. But, Luke is a size 30. He’s

content with something that will shelter

him from the elements.

3. A pair of shoes. While on the streets,

a stranger gave these to Luke. He

cherishes them because without socks he

would freeze.

4. A simple backpack that houses all

of his belongings. Family heirlooms and

high school yearbooks that most of us

treasure, Luke can’t take with him.

5. One sweatshirt. The only thing that has

kept him halfway warm on some of these

cold nights.


JUNE 15, 2017 at COVENANT HOUSE CALIFORNIA

“As a person who has come from a challenging upbringing, I know that

your challenges, your suffering, your difficulties, every single one of them

was not wasted. This will be the place that lifted you up and gave you

wings to fly out and do unimaginable things, because it does not matter

from where you come, what matters is where you are going.”

OPRAH WINFREY


YEAR-OVER-YEAR DIFFERENCE

For close to three decades, Covenant House California had 124 homeless and trafficked

youth in beds per night and today we have 204 youth in beds each night.

2017

2014

124 BEDS

204 BEDS

UP

65%

Covenant House California has progressed substantially over the past three years. The

following represents the percentage of growth* among important areas that affect how

we provide overall support to homeless and trafficked youth living in Los Angeles County

and the Bay Area.

53%

100%

55%

64%

31%

65%

YOUTH SERVED: 2,395

OUTREACH CONTACTS: 6,942

LBGTQ YOUTH SERVED: 838

NIGHTS OF CARE: 74,460

MEALS SERVED: 193,092

MEDICAL CLINIC VISITS: 1,378

*2016-2017 YoY%


INVESTING IN THEIR FUTURES

From the beginning, Miss Lon was here for them

For over 2 decades, Miss Lon has loved and supported the young people

who call CHC ‘home’. She recently teamed up with four of our residents

to make one of the best soul food lunches anyone at The Cov had ever

experienced! She taught them everything from how to cook greens to

her famous hot water cornbread secret recipe. During the meal, one of

our young people got emotional remembering the flavors of her favorite

foods cooked by her grandma years ago. “It feels good to be

eating food that reminds me of my relatives with my new family,”

she shared.

“When I arrived at CHC, I wasn’t

even thinking about a career path.

But, they encouraged me to go

to school and be the teacher

I always wanted to be.”

NIKKI | 21


“Covenant House California is addressing the critical needs of transition age

youth living on the street, many of whom are survivors of human trafficking,” said

Elana Wien, Vice President of the Center for Designed Philanthropy at the Jewish

Community Foundation of Los Angeles. “By providing wraparound services,

Covenant House helps to ensure that these young people establish and maintain

a healthier, more rewarding life. We are proud to support this vital organization in

its important work.”


NEW INNOVATIONS AND ACQUISITIONS

HELPING US TO END YOUTH HOMELESSNESS

THE PRECISE BARBER COLLEGE

a social enterprise of CHC

The Precise Barber College is a fully accredited barber school, and a social

enterprise of Covenant House California. The school provides the best in barber

training for both paying students, and homeless youth, alike.

Fully accredited by the State of California, the school will be unique in a number

of ways, including: 1) a fun learning environment taught by

successful local barbers, who have been trained in trauma-informed

methods of teaching and interacting with students; 2) provides a curriculum

that adds the basic financial literacy and small-business acumen, to help students

prepare for life after school; and 3) highlights and requires

community service as a means for students to serve, and understand their

influence in the community.

YEAH! Youth Engagement Advocacy Housing

a program of CHC

Our emergency shelter program in Berkeley, CA provides low-barrier access

for youth experiencing homelessness. We provide basic necessities, offer case

management and counseling, linkages to education, employment and housing,

and opportunities for meaningful community involvement. YEAH! assists

homeless young people by providing relief from the stress of living on the

street, creating a community of friendship and mutual support, and

encouraging the identification of personal goals and the exploration of

alternatives to street life.

DREAMCATCHER YOUTH SERVICES

a program of CHC

Since 2000, DreamCatcher Youth Services has been the only safe landing for

homeless and disconnected at-risk youth in Alameda County who are

between the ages of 13-18. Over 90% who have been through

DreamCatcher have moved directly into stable housing, further education or

employment. Our youth exit to greater safety and go on to futures they didn’t

have the energy to imagine when they first came to us. Over a third of our staff

are graduates of our program who returned as adults wanting to give back for all

they received, for the ways their lives changed.


“I really love these young people, and the beautiful

encouragement they provide for my heart.”

HILLORIE McLARTY

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

THE PRECISE BARBER COLLEGE

“At Bank of America, we’re guided by a common purpose to help make financial

lives better through partnering with nonprofits that address critical needs (food

and shelter), wraparound services, and workforce development. Our focus is to

help alleviate poverty and build thriving communities. We proudly support

Covenant House because their work closely aligns with this purpose. By

providing homeless youth with shelter, workforce training, and core services,

Covenant House helps youth lead better and productive lives.”

MILLIE YAMAKI


COVENANT HOUSE CALIFORNIA

REVENUE GROWTH & EXPENSES

TOTAL REVENUE

FROM FY2015-FY2017

FISCAL YEAR 2015

JULY 2014 - JUNE 2015

$7,023,806

$10,810,853

$8,763,721

$7,023,806

FISCAL YEAR 2016

JULY 2015 - JUNE 2016

$8,650,188

FY 17

FISCAL YEAR 2017

JULY 2016 - JUNE 2017

$10,810,853

FY 16

FY 15

CONTRIBUTED SERVICES,

MERCHANDISE AND

PROPERTY (8%)

PLANNED GIVING (9%)

SPECIAL EVENTS (10%)

INDIVIDUAL GIVING

ON AND OFFLINE (10%)

FY 2017

$10,810,853

GOVERNMENT GRANTS (31%)

FOUNDATIONS AND

CORPORATIONS (11%)

DIRECT MAIL (21%)

FY18 PROJECTED REVENUE - $13,098,000


TOTAL EXPENSES* | FY2017

$9,899,445

PROGRAMS & SERVICES

$9,240,559

FUNDRAISING

$342,872

ADMINISTRATION

$316,014

FY 16

FY 2017

$9,899,445

FY 15

*EXCLUDING DEPRECIATION & AMORTIZATION

TRANSITIONAL

HOUSING (34%)

$3,090,264

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT/

PUBLIC EDUCATION (1%)

$59,161

OUTREACH SERVICES (6%)

$629,848

OTHER SERVICES (2%)

$117,672

PROGRAMS & SERVICES

$9,240,559

SHELTER & CRISIS CARE (40%)

$3,733,982

DROP-IN &

CAREER CENTERS (12%)

$1,143,777

MEDICAL SERVICES (5%)

$465,855


EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP

BILL BEDROSSIAN

Chief Executive Officer

AMI ROWLAND

Chief Operating Officer

AMANDA SATTLER

Chief Development & Communications Officer

DAVID WEAVER

Chief Financial Officer

MARISSA ESPINOZA

Sr. Vice President of Southern CA Programs

TYRA EDWARDS

Sr. Vice President of Northern CA Programs


LUKE - TODAY | 23

When Luke arrived at Covenant House, he quickly got a job as a dishwasher with

a local restaurant. Coincidentally, Luke’s manager at work came to CHC for a tour.

We mentioned Luke, and she said he was one of the hardest working employees

and wasn’t aware he was formerly homeless.

Weeks later, his boss along with Luke and 40 employees arrived at the Cov to

remodel all five of our off-site aparments! A true full circle of how despite one

person’s challenges, they can pursue their dreams and help others that will live in

these aparments for years to come.


TOPSON DOWNS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

welcome to our newest members

Fred Ali

President & CEO,

Weingart Foundation

Kelly Gordon

COO, Topson Downs

Paul Hanneman, Board Chair

Retired Entertainment Executive

Honorable William Brodhead

Attorney, Former Congressman, Michigan

Kristine Dunn

Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Ilene Harker

Retired Head of Enterprise Risk, Western Asset Management

Ricardo Hartigan

Director, BlackRock

Dennis Jilot

Retired CEO, Specializing Technology Resources

Michael Kibler

Partner, Simpson, Thacher & Bartlet, LLP

Daryl Kueter

Sr. Vice President Small Business Banking,

Bank of America Merrill Lynch


DELTA

Melissa Abbott

General Manager, Sales

Partnerships, Delta Air Lines

Gus Anagnos

Chief Information

Security Officer, USC

Omid Yazdi, Vice Chair

Partner, KPMG, LLP

John Mavredakis

Senior Managing Director, Houlihan, Lokey, Howard & Zukin

Liza Pano

Sr. Vice President, Paramount Pictures

Jim Rossiter

Chief Revenue Officer, Next Gate Solutions

Diane Scott

COO, Covenant House International

Anthony Solis

CHC Alumni, Youth Advocate

Steven Wilcox

President, Wilcox Family Foundation

Herbert Dick Schulze

Attorney, Holland & Hart, LLP


Covenant

House

California

COVENANT HOUSE CALIFORNIA

Hollywood | Oakland | Berkeley

www.covenanthousecalifornia.org

FEDERAL TAX ID: 13-3391210

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