Our purpose is to encourage the young adults living at the Covenant House DC Crisis Center by sharing God's promise of salvation through his son Jesus Christ. On Sunday evenings, we have the privilege of sharing God’s word with some of the youth at the Covenant House. It is completely voluntary for the youth to participate, and many are eager to do so. Some of the youth are Christians, while others have different faiths and beliefs. Though we support the youth and the Covenant House Crisis Center in practical ways through donations, food, and encouragement, the most important thing we can do for the youth and staff is to share the Good News of Christ, showing them they can have eternal life in heaven through Christ.
First-time volunteers will not be required to complete these prior to their first time, but to continue serving we will have to complete these requirements.
The young men and women who live at CH find themselves in extremely difficult, and often unsafe, life circumstances. In order to better protect the children at CH Crisis Centers across the country, CH has implemented new child protection policies.
As a result, CH has asked all their staff and volunteers to participate in an online Abuse Prevention Training and to pass the Abuse Prevention Exam (instructions from CH below). They have also required staff and volunteers to undergo a background check.
While these may seem cumbersome, these reflect CH's continued efforts to protect the kids they care for. We ask that if you would like to continue to serve the youth at CH, to please complete training & exam, as well as the consent form for CH to perform a background check on you.
Step 1: Complete Background Check Consent Form
Step 2: Training and Exam
Below is the information that you will need to take the training and exam:
Please note that the generic login has limited access to the Intranet content and is for training purposes only. After completing the final exam, you will need to 1) click "E-mail," and 2) click "PDF Report" and print out your results.
To access the Intranet, use http://chintranet.com:10088/Joomla/.
To login to the Intranet to take the Abuse Prevention Training: Username: chw / Password: chw1318
You will be prompted to go through the training, take a quiz after each section, and then a final exam at the end.
*Print 2 copies of your exam results and save them to email - instructions below.
Step 3: Submit Exam Results and Background Check Consent form via email
Please email your exam results and Background Check Consent form to CovenantHouseMinistry@mcleanbible.org.
Please print out 2 copies of your exam results and save one copy for yourself and turn the other copy in to one of the Covenant House Ministry leaders.
We meet at the Cosi in Rosslyn (1801 N Lynn St, Arlington, VA) and carpool to the Covenant House Crisis Center in Southeast DC.