Executive Director Ellen Allen with Jennifer Ho, Senior Advisor to the White House on housing. Allen served on a White House panel February 11 to discuss health care and housing. Covenant House is a community assister and helps enroll people into health care and administers several housing programs.

In January Ellen Allen was contacted by the White House and asked to visit our nation’s capitol to speak to a panel to discuss  health care enrollment as a strategy to reduce homelessness.  She was invited by Senior Policy Advisor to the White House, Jennifer Ho.  The panel included the Honorable Shaun Donovan, Secretary, US Department of Housing and Urban Development.  Over 100 people attended from all across the country.  Covenant House was the only local grass roots non-profit invited.  Covenant House was acknowledged for our advocacy efforts in housing and health care enrollment.


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Check out Ellen Allen’s story and video about the Covenant House food pantry at First Presbyterian.  CANstruction and Chef’s Challenge helps provide food to over 8,000 individuals each year.

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Chef’s Challenge is almost here!  We’ve got many new things going on this year, including a new day of the week and a new venue!  Next Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 at the Charleston Civic Center. Doors open at 5:30 for cocktail hour and to get a look at our silent auction items, with the first course served at 6:30.  You won’t want to miss this year’s Chef’s Challenge!  Tickets will are on sale now, so call Angie at 304-344-8053, ext. 22, or email Ellen Allen to reserve yours today.  Last year was a sell-out, and the Civic Center has had to add 5 more tables for us already!

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