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.

Cornerstones

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

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?

SHELTER Documentary

From VICE Documentary Films, executive producer Michael K. Williams (The Wire) and the Peabody award-winning Renaud Brothers, SHELTER is a powerful documentary filmed with unfettered access over the course of one year at Covenant House.…

Christmas at the Cov

Christmas is one of the most magical times of year at Covenant House. We want our residents to feel all of the warmth and love possible during the holiday season. The holidays can be particularly rough on our homeless youth without family,…

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.