Jon Bon Jovi Tours Philly Shelter For Homeless Youth

Jon Bon Jovi attends the opening of affordable housing funded through Bon Jovi's JBJ Soul Foundation, Newark, New Jersey, December 8, 2009 Jon Bon Jovi attends the opening of affordable housing funded through Bon Jovi's JBJ Soul Foundation, Newark, New Jersey, December 8, 2009

Rocker Jon Bon Jovi is touring a new homeless shelter in Philadelphia for teens and young adults.

The Covenant House shelter in the city’s Kensington neighborhood will house 20 formerly homeless people ages 18 to 21.

Many have aged out of the foster-care system or formerly lived on the streets.

Covenant House International President Kevin Ryan says the shelter will provide a needed bridge to adulthood. Staff will help the clients set goals, while also teaching them life and housekeeping skills.

One resident, a 21-year-old named Steve who did not want his last name used, said Tuesday that he’s excited Bon Jovi and other adults care about him.

New Jersey native Bon Jovi is a longtime advocate for homeless causes in Philadelphia.

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