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Serving Young People Overcoming Homelessness & Trafficking

Covenant House opens its heart and its doors each year to more than 900 youth & children ages 22 and under.

With God’s grace, our dedicated staff provides youth with relentless support, unconditional love, and absolute respect.


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 third-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 a coveted 4-star rating.

What’s new?

A Tribute to Jim

Jim would no doubt want us to look forward and focus on planning for the promising future of Covenant House. However, while we are eager to roll up our sleeves, it is only appropriate that we take a moment to reflect on his lasting legacy.
Photo shows front gates and courtyard of Covenant House New Orleans on a sunny day.

Covenant House Introduces New Board Members

Covenant House New Orleans is thrilled to introduce eight new board members joining our board of directors as of January 2021:  Mr. Eric Alexander, Dr. Marc Behar, Judge Paula Brown, Mr. Gregor Fox, Ms. Thelma French, Ms. Karyn Noles Kearney, Dr. Jake Kleinmahon, and Mr. Peter Wilson, Jr.
Photo of a group of adults standing together, somberly holding candles.

Peace in 2021

What if we all simply prayed more, and listened more, and loved more, and ultimately respected more? . . . With God’s grace, each of us can be peacemakers to our fractured world.

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.