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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

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…

Irma’s Story

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…

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.