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 847 youth. Our Crisis Center cared for 420 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. 

  • 24/7 Crisis Care: 420 youth and children served. 78% found stable housing and/or family reunification. On average, 185 youth & children were served per night at CHNO.
  • Rights of Passage (ROP): 214 youth and children served. 85% graduated with a supportive job and stable housing.
  • Employment: 248 youth found work or entered job training programs.
  • Human Trafficking: 30% of Covenant House youth are survivors. 66% found stable housing and/or family reunification.
  • Street Outreach & Aftercare: 1,084 counseling and emergency services provided to youth in the community. 2,080 hours in the community spent doing outreach.
  • Reunification: 125 youth received bus or train tickets to reunite with family.

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Youth Profiles

Learn about the successes and journeys of our residents

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…

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…

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.