Freewheels helps launch bike lending at Covenant House Texas

Freewheels worked with volunteers and staff at Covenant House Texas, a program for homeless youth in Houston’s Montrose neighborhood, to create a bike lending program for participants in Rights of Passage, a transitional housing program which allows young people to refine their independent living skills up to two years. They learn to budget, manage money and have a true understanding of the expenses and experiences of living in an apartment. With the assistance of Covenant House staff, they learn life skills and focus on steady employment. All ROP participants work, attend school or a vocational training program, and Freewheels bikes will help them get to these destinations. Racks for the bikes were provided by the Houston Health Department with assistance Houston Council Member Abbie Kamin.

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