Passage House


What is the Passage House Mother and Child Program?


Imagine being a pregnant teenager or young parenting mother, homeless without a family, going through the stresses of new motherhood alone. That is why Passage House was created–to help homeless young mothers and pregnant teenagers secure a brighter, more stable future for themselves and their babies.

For 25 years, pregnant teens and their babies have found guidance, encouragement and support in this 18-month residential program. Our counselors and mentors motivate each young mother to work hard toward achieving independence. Ultimately, 75 percent of the young women who graduate from Passage House leave with plans that include a stable home without needing public assistance.


Do you and your child need a safe place to stay?


Being a good mother is already one of the toughest jobs in the world. The Passage House Mother and Child program offers you workshops in parenting skills, child development and single parenthood. You’ll learn the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle–both for you and your child. And as a young mother, you’ll have access to services including:

  • Job readiness skills
  • Employment support
  • Life skills development
  • Positive parenting skills
  • Individualized case management
  • Money management and budgeting
  • Mentor program
  • Access to community providers
  • 24-hour support staff
  • After-care to ensure home stability and continued pursuit of goals
  • Workshops on baby-proofing the home, discipline techniques, home preparedness and safety, cooking nutritious meals, and communication with family and friends

Is the Passage House Mother and Child program right for you?


To be accepted into our Mother and Child program, you must:

  • Be an expecting or parenting woman, ages 17 – 21
  • Be willing to live in a community environment with other residents
  • Be willing to engage with a Covenant House Alaska Mentor
  • Receive Covenant House Alaska’s employment/education assistance
  • Have a placement agreement signed by legal guardian (if under 18)

You can apply now:



Interested in becoming a Passage House mentor?


Please contact Gena Graves, Passage House Coordinator, at (907) 333-2023 or ggraves@covenanthouseak.org


Zoryna (Zee) Lealai speaks on a panel about youth homelessness and social change Raising Our Voices: A Look Inside the Youth Voice Summit July 29, 2019 - The very first Youth Voice Summit took place May 30th, 2019, from 10am-5pm at Covenant House Alaska. The event, planned and organized by the Youth Task Force (YTF), was intended to inform the community about the problems and hurdles homeless Anchorage youth face. The YTF  is a diverse group of youth and young adults who have experienced homelessness and who… Continue Reading