Bless a Foster Youth this Christmas and Launch a Tradition!

Covenant Community Services, Inc. (Covenant) is seeking help to restore lives and transform generations of former foster youth in Kern County. This Christmas, individuals, groups and businesses, have an opportunity to help current and former foster youth create traditions during Christmas. To that end, we are seeking financial support to provide a Christmas tree, lights,…

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Grand Opening of Coffee House Managed by Former Foster Youth

 The Grand Opening Weekend of the Shafter Covenant Coffee at the Ford Theater was an amazing event. The festivities began Saturday, September 10th at 1101 E. Lerdo Hwy in Shafter, California. The schedule of events included the Shafter Junior High Band, the High School Pep Band, a duet by Larry Starrh and Loren Barton, and the evening…

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Help Covenant give hope through Give Big Kern!

I woke up really excited this morning.  While I’m always passionate about the work I do here at Covenant Community Services and Covenant Coffee, there’s something else that’s got me pumped. Today, May 3rd, thousands of Kern County residents are going to show their support for their favorite nonprofit during GIVE BIG KERN. Today, every donation and…

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Coming Soon to the Ford Theater: Covenant Coffee House

  Covenant is excited to announce the expansion of service to Shafter, California. Here is the back-story. In May of 2013, Larry Starrh reached out to Covenant Coffee inquiring about a partnership to launch a coffee house in Shafter, California. The Starrh Family has been in Shafter for many generations. They purchased the old Ford Dealership and…

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The Party No One Came To benefits foster children and youth

Covenant Community Services, Inc. (Covenant) is holding their end of the year fundraiser and they don’t want you to come. It is called “The Party No One Came To”. The Party is an online auction and virtual party you can attend by signing up online at www.thepartynoonecameto.com. The party was developed when Covenant CEO, Randy…

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Foster Youth become the Trainers at Orphan Event

Covenant Community Services, Inc. (Covenant), and their social enterprise Covenant Coffee, recently sent three former foster youth to speak as part of a panel at the Foster Care and Adoption Summit. The Summit was hosted by Arrow Child Services at Grace Baptist Church in Santa Clarita, California. The three youth, Jonathan R., Balinda A. and…

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Helping Foster Youth Achieve Their Dreams

Former foster youth have a difficult life map to navigate. The have been thrust into communities from a system that has poorly prepared them for the future. It would be easy to blame the government or child welfare but it is really the fault of the community-at-large. Somewhere in each former foster youth’s past, they…

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Child Abuse and Neglect Month Thoughts and Action Points

April is declared National Child Abuse and Neglect prevention month in the United States.  http://www.childwelfare.gov/preventing/preventionmonth/ The month of April usually ushers in Spring and celebrates Easter. April is also a somber month to reflect upon the Giant of Child Abuse and Neglect in our communities. Child abuse and neglect is a horrible plight throughout the…

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Mentoring Provides Hope, Future for Foster Youth

Hope can come in a variety of ways…The Jeremiah Mentoring Project delivers hope through you..the mentor. The Project’s Director, Michael Moustakis explains who a mentor is, and the difference it can make in the life of a youth. For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD , “plans to prosper you and…

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