When many youth first come to our doors, they say, "I'm not homeless. I have places I could sleep tonight". To them, home is just a place to sleep and eat, but as they become involved with our program, their definition of home changes. They find that home is the knowledge that you are nurtured, valued and protected. It is the safety to develop, gain independence and it is unconditional acceptance. Home is people believing in you. With open doors and open hearts, Covenant House Missouri builds a bridge from homelessness to opportunity.