Our specially trained team finds and connects with youth facing homelessness and human trafficking, ensuring they know we are here to help, and providing them with food, counseling, and information on our programs.
Approximately 33% of our young women are mothers. In the past year, our Two Generations Program has served 73 parents and 109 children, with 17 “two-generation” families served across multiple programs. We have researched best-practice intervention models from across the country focused on providing the very best care for each parent, child, and family.
We meet our young people where they are–it is our job to develop the very best models of care for each of our unique populations of youth.
Youth who come to us as human trafficking survivors need immediate safety and security. Many survivors of trafficking struggle with mental health issues, addictions, and severe trauma from recent experiences.
We provide direct care to these young people through intensive case management, individual counseling and group therapy, and comprehensive support services.
Covenant House brings experience and partnerships together to offer trauma-informed care for survivors of human trafficking.
Over the past year, Covenant House has provided comprehensive services and care to 90 young survivors of human trafficking.
97% of our survivors have a previous history of sexual abuse or assault
94% first experienced trafficking while under the age of 21
99% are experiencing profound trauma (PTSD) or poly trauma
97% grew up in abusive or violent homes
Approximately 25% of the residents of Covenant House have experienced human trafficking and/or have been involved in sexual labor
Covenant House works hard to foster an environment of acceptance and inclusion by both our residents and our staff. Above all, we practice unconditional love and absolute respect.
Of the hundreds of young people we care for each year, over one-third identify as LGBTQ+. We respect each of these residents’ wishes when it comes to names, pronouns, and living arrangements.
We are grateful to be continually strengthening our relationship with LGBTQ+ organizations throughout the region. We are thankful to organizations such as BreakOUT!, which help our LGBTQ+ residents connect with additional supportive services.
CHNOLA is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Much more than “just a shelter,” we provide supportive counseling and the tools needed to help our youth become independent, productive members of our community.
Covenant House New Orleans is a 501(c)(3) organization (EIN #58-1669937).