Our speaker this week will be Renee Trincanello, the Chief Executive Officer for Covenant House Florida.
Reneé began as a masters level intern in the Covenant House Addiction Management Program. Reneé has worked in a variety of clinical roles including Family Counseling Therapist, Residential Floor Therapist, Clinical Services Coordinator and Director of Special Services. She became a licensed clinical social worker in 2007. Formerly the Chief Operating Officer in Fort Lauderdale, Reneé currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer and has direct oversight of all program services, clinical services, training, grants administration, human resources, finance, and development departments.
Covenant House Florida serves runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth under 21 including teen parents and their babies.
Each year, we reach hundreds of kids in Fort Lauderdale and Orlando via street outreach, crisis shelters, transitional housing projects, and aftercare, making Covenant House Florida one of the largest private agencies serving runaway and homeless youth in the state of Florida.
The demand for emergency shelter currently exceeds our financial capacity, and we have waiting lists in both Fort Lauderdale and Orlando. We ask all referral sources, e.g. law enforcement personnel, social service representatives, pastors, teachers, and guidance counselors, as well as youth and parents seeking help to call ahead to determine if a bed is available.