About Us

Food Pantry Volunteer

Cove House Emergency Homeless Shelter, Inc. (Cove House) is a non-profit service ministry. We are governed by a Board of Directors. Our staff includes the Executive Director, Office Manager, and Receptionist.

Cove House also maintains a priceless crew of volunteers who assist in supplying food, hygiene items, daily resident needs, filing and data-entry, laundry, lawn maintenance, repairs and assisting with the residents. If you would be interested in serving as a volunteer with Cove House please visit our Serve With Us page.

Cove House Vision:

Provide for the needy, empower the poor, all for the glory of God.

Mission Statement

Cove House Emergency Homeless Shelter, Inc. (Cove House) is to be a loving and compassionate place where the Gospel of Jesus Christ is boldly and shamelessly proclaimed. Our ambition is for everyone in Copperas Cove and the surrounding area to have sufficient shelter, food, employment, clothing and healthcare.  We desire for Cove House to be a place where an individual can have their health, educational, and emotional needs met all done in the name of Jesus Christ for the glory of God.


Cove House Emergency Homeless Shelter, Inc. was founded in 1996 as a cooperative effort between the City of Copperas Cove and the Copperas Cove Ministerial Alliance. A gap was realized and a need was seen for shelter and support for the homeless who came into the city. Several members from the community stepped up to take leadership roles in getting this ministry off the ground and providing a service to others. Since then, the ministry has grown to a homeless shelter, free health clinic and transitional housing program where the community is able to be served and encouraged through the love of Christ.