The Crisis of Runaway & Homeless Youth

Covenant House opens its heart and its doors each year to more than 800 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.

No matter how full we are, we will never turn a child away.

Jim Kelly, Executive Director

Change a Young Person’s Life

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

What’s new?

Thousands of Homeless Teens Now Have Somewhere to Celebrate the Holidays

Thousands of Homeless Teens Now Have Somewhere to Celebrate the Holidays Despite our broken and underfunded child welfare system, community groups like Covenant House are providing much needed support at an emotional time. --- This…

What You Can Do To Combat Trafficking

Human Trafficking Awareness Month Blog: What You Can Do To Combat Trafficking --- By: Leanne McCallum, Task Force Coordinator Greater New Orleans Human Trafficking Task Force   At the end of nearly every training event, an…

Recent Media Coverage of Sex Trafficking in New Orleans

Over the past year, Covenant House has provided comprehensive services and care to 90 human trafficking victims – a number that has only continued to grow. Youth who come to us as sex trafficking victims need immediate safety and security.…

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 6 years, the number of kids in our care has grown from 45 to 170 per night. Most have endured unimaginable abuse, violence, and trauma. You can help give them a chance.