Covenant House is on the front lines of the pandemic, serving as the last line of defense for our community’s most vulnerable young people.

We will remain open 24/7. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are caring for 212 youth and children – the most in our history.

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The Crisis of Runaway & Homeless Youth

Covenant House opens its heart and its doors each year to more than 900 youth & children with nowhere else to turn.
Sadly, the vast majority have experienced years of abuse, violence, and trauma.

With God’s grace, our team of professionals and volunteers help them to heal – and begin new hope-filled journeys.


Open Intake

We are open 24/7, 365 days per year.
No one is turned away.

There’s always room for one more.

Unconditional Love

We love each of our kids
like our own.

If not us, who? If not now, when?

Absolute Respect

Every single one is good, and
beautiful, and brave.

We are so proud of them.

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me…

Matthew 25:35-36

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Covenant House New Orleans is the second-highest rated non-profit in Louisiana
by Charity Navigator, the nation’s premier independent charity evaluator.
This is the 5th consecutive year we’ve received the coveted 4-star rating.

What’s new?

Mama Foots

"Mama Foots" is an angel - a woman of deep faith. Every morning, she leads a group of the young men in prayer: giving thanks for blessings (like a new job), asking for strength and fortitude, and now... seeking protection from the Coronavirus.

Meeting the Challenge 24/7

As a crisis center providing critical 24/7 care to homeless youth in our community, we are on the front lines of this pandemic. We are committed to keeping our doors open to provide safety, shelter, and support to every young person who comes to us in need.


Tisha's test results came back: she had indeed acquired the COVID-19 virus... The doctor texted: "Tisha’s water just broke. She is hypertensive, and her liver enzymes are elevated."

Meet Our Youth

Every one of our residents has a story.

Every one of them is a child of God.

Though they often come to us with painful pasts, they are all united by their desire to heal, to learn, and to grow.

Our talented and caring staff works with them to unlock their unique potential. We are inspired by them – and all that they have overcome.

See how some of our courageous young people are flourishing.

How Can You Help?

In the past 8 years, the number of the young people in our care has grown from 45 to 164 per night. Most have endured unimaginable abuse, violence, and trauma. You can help give them a chance.