Covenant House, Clarksville
Addiction, incarceration, homelessness, pregnancy out of wedlock, PTSD and other mental health challenges — the common fruit of the foster system.
In Tennessee alone there are 9,100 foster kids and of these 400 are available for immediate adoption. 1000 will “age out” of foster care every year. Of these, 20% are instantly homeless. Less than 3% will ever earn a college degree. 7 out of 10 girls will be pregnant out of wedlock by age 21, abortion is common, 25% suffer from PTSD. Only 50% will have meaningful, employment by age 24, 60% of boys will be convicted of a crime and 50% will fall into addiction. These numbers are rising continually. The Clarksville Covenant House will Stand in the Gap. Covenant House works to serve young people in Clarksville, particularly those in foster care who have not yet been adopted and are transitioning into adulthood.
The Covenant House will help teach them some life skills, love on them, show them the love of Christ and hopefully send them out in the world ready to be a successful citizen in our community.