“The organization I support is Covenant House California (CHC), a non-profit agency that reaches out to at-risk homeless youth living on the streets and gives them an opportunity to turn their lives around,” says Kelly Eom, M.H.A., Clinical Strategic Goals group leader and improvement advisor at Kaiser Permanente’s Orange County Medical Center.
“Today’s youth are our future leaders, and Covenant House is working to support and help our most vulnerable young adult population,” adds Eom. “Covenant House is giving our youth hope, helping them find their purpose, giving them a hand when there is no one to turn to and nowhere to go. CHC gives them a chance at a life worth living.”
Since 1988, CHC has impacted the lives of more than 160,000 homeless in Los Angeles and California’s Bay Area. Their mission is to protect the rights of young people, to fight for these rights, and to speak for those who have no voice of their own. The ultimate goal is to help the individuals they serve to become self-sufficient and move toward successful independent living.
“I am so thankful to have a good job that allows me to support myself and have food, clothing and shelter,” says Eom. “The youth served by Covenant House lack many of these essentials, so I urge my KP colleagues to support them through CGC. Please give them hope and inspiration to realize their dreams and become productive members of society.”
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