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

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…

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 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.