Sleep Out 2022
Our 2022 SLEEP OUT on Thursday, November 17th promises to be a very special night for young people in our region! Our goal is to recruit 225 Sleepers and raise $650,000 to support young people overcoming homelessness and…
Crescent City Classic 10k
Covenant House is proud to be a "legacy charity partner" for the Crescent City Classic. Join our team as a charity runner to raise funds and awareness for our youth!
"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."
Trusting in God’s Love & Mercy
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.
Sleep Out 2019: Reflections on Grace
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.
Sleep Out: 11-15-18
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.…
Youth Profile: Khalil is Ready to Take on the Future
Khalil, a resident of Covenant House New Orleans, is on his way to college this fall, where he will pursue a bachelor’s degree in business management.
Youth Profile Update: Jakiya’s Gift
One of the under-recognized perceptions—and truths—about the young people we serve is the incredible number of innate gifts they possess. This spans across a wide spectrum of both potential and already-on-display talents.
Youth Profile: Elijah
"Painting is a relief for me," he says. "It helps me find a better place to rest my mind. Instead of keeping all the negative energy in me, I put it all on canvas."
Youth Profile: Jakiya
Written by Sophie Trist On Saturday, June 1, 2019, the inaugural Arts & Hearts 5K was held in beautiful Audubon Park, presented by Varsity Sports. All proceeds were dedicated to Covenant House to provide unconditional love and holistic…
Tabitha came to Covenant House last April at age 20. She had been living on her own since age 17. She did not get along well with her step-mother. She was still grieving over the death of her grandmother — and primary caregiver — when…
Gordon came to us in the Fall of 2014. Gordon and his mother had been homeless. They were living pillar to post. They had never gotten back on their feet after Katrina. He was ten years old when they were rescued from rising flood waters. Due…
Matthew came to Covenant House at the age of 17 after being pushed out of a highly dysfunctional home. On his own for the first time, he was determined to change his life for the better. If you met Matthew, you’d be impressed by his intelligence…
In October of 2010, Irma came to Covenant House. Her mother had died, and when her father remarried, his new wife didn’t want Irma around. Irma moved in with her aunt, but was soon cast out again. Irma was a junior at Dr. Martin Luther…
A Story of Trafficking in New Orleans
Aaliyah’s story is sobering and tragic. Her family, the foster care and child welfare systems, and the legal and criminal justice systems all failed this beautiful young woman. Despite everything Aaliyah has been through these past…