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 943 youth last year. Our Crisis Center took in 471 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

  • Crisis Care471 youth and children served. 74% found stable housing and/or family reunification.
  • Rights of Passage (ROP)117 youth and children served. 88% 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.
  • Employment184 youth found work or entered job training programs.
  • Education – 74 children enrolled in Early Head Start. 27 youth & children enrolled in elementary school, high school, college, or GED / HiSET programs.
  • Human Trafficking78 young victims & survivors served. 77% found stable housing and/or family reunification.
  • Street Outreach & Aftercare394 youth were provided with outreach services, including food, water, and hygiene packets.
  • Reunification – 190 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, 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…

Gordon’s Story

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’s Story

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…

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.