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Covenant House Michigan unveils renovated Caritas emergency shelter for homeless youth

Posted: 12:36 PM, Nov 06, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-06 12:36:55-05

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Covenant House Michigan unveiled its newly-renovated Caritas Emergency Shelter for homeless youth in Detroit on Tuesday.

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, several Detroit Lions players and other people were on hand for the ribbon cutting.

The house was renovated from a $600,000 gift from the Cracchiolo Family Foundation and a $75,000 donation from the Detroit Lions' Inspire Change social justice initiative.

The donation helped renovate the 22-year-old shelter and completely transform it to house the 45 young men and women who are transitioning out of homelessness.

Covenant House Michigan has been a place for young men and women between 18-24 who are homeless and at risk since 1997. The shelter provides residence for 90 days, and includes updated bedrooms and common areas, bathrooms, room redesign and improved ADA compliance throughout.