With its new $3.5 million Grand Rapids location, nonprofit Covenant House will provide “no barrier” access to education, healthcare, transportation, employment, and safe permanent housing for area youth.
Even on overcast days, sunlight bathes the interior of the newly built Covenant House Michigan, Grand Rapids. That’s because 60 percent of the three-story, 17,000 square-foot building is made of glass.

The stream of sunshine serves as a beacon of hope and a strong sense of transparency to the homeless, at-risk, and runaway youth the Covenant House staff helps to transition into adulthood.

“Any youth that has walked into this building at one time or another has had a lot of darkness in their lives,” says Pam Spaeth, chief operating officer of Covenant House Michigan, Grand Rapids.