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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Meet our youth

Youth Profiles

Learn about the successes and journeys of our residents

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…

Kenneth’s Story

Kenneth became mixed up with the wrong crowd at an early age. He was shot twice when he was just 13 years old. He dealt drugs for the next four years, ignoring the dangers and projecting an image of invincibility. His circumstances changed…

Taylor’s Story

Taylor, 19, wound up on the streets as a result of the financial and emotional strain of his mother’s health problems and a deteriorating relationship with his step-father. After a few months of squatting and sleeping outdoors – under bridges,…

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.