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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 over 200 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.

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 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 Path to Peace

“The stay-at-home order gave me a lot of time to reflect – and to meditate and pray... after COVID-19, I want to finish up college. I just want to be a good mother. Jasmine’s happiness is my number one goal. I want her light to shine on others.”

Prayer of St. Francis

Over the years, I have read the Prayer of St. Francis thousands of times. What, however, is God calling me to do TODAY, and the weeks and months ahead in the midst of this pandemic?

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.