Health and Wellness
Thanks to our partnership with Community Advanced Practice Nurses (CAPN) youth who come to Covenant House Georgia receive a complete physical upon entry into our program. For some, this is the first physical that they have received since they were a young child – for some, their first physical ever. Any health care needs that are identified through the physical are then met through partnerships with area health providers.
We also work to ensure the long term health of our young people by teaching them good health and hygiene habits:
- Twice a week, the youth attend physical fitness “boot camp” classes at the YMCA.
- The youth have weekly outings to Piedmont Park, local area basketball courts, and other facilities to encourage physical activity and health.
- Nutrtional speakers are brought in to teach our youth about healthy eating,
- Vegetables are harvested from our organic garden to include in the evening meals of the youth.