"Due to the Coronavirus, I am working twelve hour shifts, six days a week (at University Medical Center). I’m not afraid. This is my job and I love it."
The first shoe to drop for the vast majority of our kids was their employment – over 85% lost their jobs this week. I know so many of our family and friends find themselves in the same predicament.
Covenant House is proud to be a "legacy charity partner" for the Crescent City Classic. In light of our current national emergency, this year's Classic has transitioned to a VIRTUAL race.
For the second year in a row, I was honored to participate in the annual Sleep Out for Covenant House. Two hundred and thirty sleepers raised over $623,000! With the support of my family and friends, I raised $6,000 for the homeless youth of my city.
Our 7th annual SLEEP OUT on Thursday, November 15th will once again be a very special evening. We're honored that Martha Landrum has volunteered to chair this year's event. Last year, 165 sleepers raised $465,000…
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.…
In our coronavirus world, we continually experience grace in action. Every day, we are blessed to witness so many simple acts of kindness and generosity.
Every day we are blessed to see the face of God in the faces of our young people. Always a blessing prior to the pandemic, it’s even more so now. The beauty of our young people—with or without masks—is the oxygen that propels us forward.
Tawana, a volunteer, a board member, and just an amazing person was a resident ten years ago. Last week, Tawana sent me the sweetest note.
Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation, JAY-Z's Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation, and Jack Dorsey's Start Small have announced a major donation to Covenant House New Orleans. This gift will support critical, 24/7 services for homeless youth and children as our community faces the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our youth and children, despite the masks, still radiate goodness and beauty.
Our young people are absolutely amazing. In the midst of the pandemic, they are able to find the space in their hearts to worry about the life and safety of those who have more than let them down… those who should have loved them unconditionally.
I asked Melissa one last question: “When you were being drugged and raped, night after night. Did you get mad at God?” She looked at me quizzically. “No... sometimes when the drugs were wearing thin, I would wake up and pray: please God save me."
"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.
As a Crisis Care 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.