Volunteer Experiences (Former Employee) – 1559 Johnson Rd. NW Atlanta Ga 30318 – January 28, 2018
Covenant House is a service for homeless youth that provides temporary housing, education support, skill development and meals. I assisted staff maintaining clothing and food donations as wells keeping the property clean and orderly.
Recreation Therapy Intern (Current Employee) – Atlanta, GA – October 26, 2017
I really enjoy being an intern here. I have learned so much about the adolescent population. This intern has taught me so many important things about professionalism. I love the diverse culture that I interact with daily along with the diversity and inclusiveness of the staff.
Coordinator (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – June 7, 2017
Covenant House is an amazing organization where you can be part of changing people's lives and know that you are making a difference. They provide holistic care and great opportunities for the youth... just not for the employees. Under the current management your time and skills will not be valued or recognized and you will be constantly devalued.
refuse to disclose (Current Employee) – Atlanta, GA – November 10, 2015
If you are mission-oriented, you'll love seeing your efforts help lift up a troubled teen. There is no greater reward than watching the evolution of a teen who had given up hope begin to believe in him/herself again. Whether you work directly or indirectly with the teens, you can find ways to get involved in their lives and make a difference.
But be warned... you will be frustrated almost daily with the decisions that come from the top-down which interfere with your ability to do your job in an effective and meaningful way.
The culture has been changing rapidly since 2013. The staff still enjoy each other, but there is a low grumble of the overworked and under-appreciated. There has been a lot of turnover in 2015, actually, there's been a lot of turnover for the past two years, and no department is left unscathed. While a few people have been with the company for about three to five years, it seems like 18 months may be the new standard. This is a not a place to grow, it is a place to gain experience and take that experience to a more stable environment where you have more support.
you play a part in making a kid's life a little better
Corps Member (Current Employee) – Atlanta, GA – January 23, 2014
Upon arrival all staff and volunteers come to transition about the youth and any changes and occurrences at the facility. Staff and volunteers are to monitor youth and receive feedback about the youth's day. Volunteers are to do the most interacting with youth and assist staff in any area needed. Volunteers that are AmeriCorps corps members are to lead a 1 hour group that focuses on life skill to assist the youth in their every day life.