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John is executive director of the largest agency serving runaway, homeless, and trafficked youth in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. Covenant House Pennsylvania provides a full continuum of services for our youth including educational support, vocational training, physical and behavioral healthcare, and legal services. Covenant House Pennsylvania also leads the fight against human trafficking in Philadelphia, chairing the Philadelphia Anti-Trafficking Coalition, educating stakeholders about identification of trafficking victims, advocating for changes in law to better support survivors and punish traffickers, and working directly with survivors to help them heal.

Despite the complex work John is responsible for, and even with the long hours and a very long commute every day, he always has a smile on his face. John’s life’s work has been dedicated to helping to protect children and young adults and supporting them in achieving their potential.

When he speaks, his dedication and professionalism shines through and Covenant House Pennsylvania – part of the largest charity in the Americas, serving runaway, homeless, and trafficked youth - has been able to grow in leaps and bounds due to his passion and commitment.

I first met John at the Executive Sleep Out held annually in Philadelphia, where people sleep outside for one night to fundraise for homeless youth. He touched my life personally and also helped me get involved in the mission of Covenant House: my company helped the young adults at the shelter find work and we helped raise over $34K in the last two years for the Executive Sleep Out (which is now a team of 10 staff from my office).

Covenant House in Philadelphia is always looking to add more beds as they turn away hundreds of homeless youth each year – including moms and babes - a donation such as this would make an amazing difference to this organization and give John Ducoff’s immense commitment to homeless young people in the city, the full credit it deserves.

Below is from his personal page: Chief executive officer of the largest agency serving runaway, homeless, and trafficked youth in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. Covenant House Pennsylvania serves youth who are 21 and under and provides street outreach throughout Philadelphia, a 24/7 crisis shelter in Germantown, and our Rights of Passage program in Kensington, a transitional living program that helps youth learn to live independently. We also provide a full continuum of related services for our youth including educational support, vocational training, physical and behavioral healthcare, and legal services. Covenant House Pennsylvania also leads the fight against human trafficking in Philadelphia, chairing the Philadelphia Anti-Trafficking Coalition, educating stakeholders about identification of trafficking victims, advocating for changes in law to better support survivors and punish traffickers, and working with survivors directly to help them heal.

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