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Our Impact & Success Stories

Our youth face some of the greatest challenges in our community. With the help of the Covenant House New Orleans family, they receive the relentless support, unconditional love, and absolute respect they need to begin healing and start building brighter futures. 

Facts & Figures

Last year, we provided comprehensive services to 896 youth. Our Crisis Center cared for 480 young people. 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 youth with chronic mental illness and disabilities. 

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

  • 24/7 Crisis Care: 480 youth and children served. 70% found stable housing and/or family reunification.
  • Rights of Passage (ROP): 112 youth and children served. 86% graduated with a supportive 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.
  • Employment: 214 youth found work or entered job training programs.

 

  • Education: 59 children enrolled in Early Head Start or elementary school. 56 youth & children enrolled in high school, college, or GED/HiSET programs.
  • Human Trafficking: 90 youth served. 77% found stable housing and/or family reunification.
  • Street Outreach & Aftercare: 217 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

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 10 years, the number of youth in our care has grown from 45 to over 200 per nightSupport our youth as they work to reach their incredible potential.