COVID-19 Updates

Covenant House is committed to keeping our doors open to provide 24/7 comprehensive care & support to homeless youth and children in our community. In early November, we were caring for 162 youth and children, the most kids ever in our history. Now, in the midst of the Coronavirus, we have an average of 212 young people in our care – and expect dozens more. We will continue to feed, clothe, and shelter our brave young people, while also meeting their physical and behavioral healthcare needs during this critical time. 

Many of our young people survived the trauma of Hurricane Katrina before their 5th birthday. This crisis represents a desperate new challenge. In the last week, 85% of our youth have lost their jobs. Despite all that they have experienced, they are filled with hope and promise. Their resilience is truly remarkable.

Please consider making a special gift to support them in this time of extraordinary crisis.

“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 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.

Tisha’s test results came back: she had indeed acquired the COVID-19 virus… The doctor texted: “Tisha’s water just broke. She is hypertensive, and her liver enzymes are elevated.”