Covenant House PA, Philly’s Shelter for Homeless Youth, Gets an IKEA Makeover

Covenant House Pennsylvania, Philadelphia's only shelter that exclusively serves homeless young adults ages 18 to 21, has a new look after a makeover from IKEA.

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Covenant House won a makeover from IKEA's Conshohocken store as part of IKEA's Life Improvement Challenge.
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Carl Hill, Covenant House Pennsylvania's outreach coordinator, checks out the new space.
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In an average year, Covenant House will serve as a temporary home to some 500 young adults.
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Covenant House officials said a team of several employees from IKEA Conshohocken spent about a week re-furnishing the shelter's common room and lounge in the basement.
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Covenant House Pennsylvania offers a place to stay for homeless and runaway youth between the ages of 18 and 21, and children of those young people.
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Covenant House is located in Philadelphia's Germantown neighborhood.
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Couches, tables, plants and new bookcases brighten the lounge at Covenant House Pennsylvania.
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Covenant House provides shelters for young adults, along with meals, job training and educational support.
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Covenant House PA won the IKEA Life Improvement Challenge via online votes.
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Covenant House has about 50 beds for homeless youth. Officials say the shelter is often filled to capacity and forced to turn young people away.
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