Covenant House helps those who need it most - the homeless

Covenant House is working to provide help to those living outside in the frigid cold.

"This is dying weather here this is not anything to take for granted," said Stephanie Taylor. "This is serious."

Taylor starts every shift at the Covenant House with a prayer, then drives anywhere from 10 to 100 miles a day trying to get teens off the streets and out of the cold.

No kid, no person - even if we see an older person, they should not be out here in this weather," Taylor said. "We know where we can go to a warm, safe place. We are going to make sure they know about it and make sure they get there."

On Friday FOX 2 tagged along with Taylor as she looked under the city's many bridges and desolate areas that have become somewhat of a home for the homeless.

."It breaks my heart to freeze going to my car in just one second - you can imagine a kid not just walking and not knowing where they are going."

During the course of the winter workers will give away dozens of donated gloves and hats and jackets that turn into sleeping bags. It makes all the difference in these sub zero temperatures.

While the Covenant House usually helps those that are 18 to 22, when you see an older person by the side of the road, you can't keep driving.

Taylor stops to help and older man holding a sign and gives him a coat. 

"Put your arm in here, nice warm?" Taylor asks.

"Oh yes," the man said as he put it on. "This is nice.

"Thank you."

One by one Taylor is reaching out and helping out. A gesture that's warming even when the weather is anything but.

"This could be your mother, this could be your sister, your kids," Taylor said.

To learn more about Covenant House, go to  www.covenanthousemi.org
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