Our Impact & Success Stories

Our young people are among the most damaged in our community. Thanks to you, they are receiving the loving care and support they need to begin healing and start building brighter futures.

We provided comprehensive services to 896 youth last year. Our Crisis Center took in 480 young people in desperate need of help. We expanded the number of off-site independent apartments available for individuals and families, including graduates of our Rights of Passage transitional living program. We also provided supportive housing for our chronically mentally ill young people.

60% of our youth come to us from New Orleans, 26% from around Louisiana, and 14% from across the country.

Facts & Figures

  • 24/7 Crisis Care480 youth and children served. 70% found stable housing and/or family reunification.
  • Rights of Passage (ROP)112 youth and children served. 86% graduated to a good job and stable housing
  • Medical & Behavioral Healthcare – 98% of our residents received comprehensive care in our onsite clinic, in partnership with Tulane Medical School. 81% showed improved functioning in jobs, school, and interpersonal relations.
  • Employment214 youth found work or entered job training programs.
  • Education59 children enrolled in Early Head Start or elementary school. 56 youth & children enrolled in high school, college, or GED/HiSET programs.
  • Human Trafficking90 youth served. 77% found stable housing and/or family reunification.
  • Street Outreach & Aftercare217 youth received counseling and emergency services in the community.
  • Reunification – 148 youth received bus or plane tickets to reunite with family or relatives offering a safe & stable environment.

Youth Profiles

Learn about the successes and journeys of our residents

Jakiya smiles after winning second place in the race, holding his prizes and wearing a medal.

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."
Jakiya, a male Covenant House resident wearing a neon green event tank top, is mid-stride as he runs through the beautiful greenery of the Audubon.

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’s Story

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…

How Can You Help?

In the past 8 years, the number of kids 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.