Outreach

Street & Van Outreach

Program Overview

Our Outreach Team develops relationships with youth on the streets, offering them assistance with basic necessities and inviting them to stay at Covenant House.

Our Team focuses on homeless youth between the ages of 16-22, including former residents who have lost their way. We will never give up on a young person.

As part of our outreach efforts, we operate a 24/7 hotline (504-584-1111) for any youth in need.

What They Provide

  • Sandwiches, snacks, and water
  • Hygiene supplies
  • Access to a shower and a fresh set of clothes
  • Counseling as they try to heal, and figure out what’s next
  • Bus tokens to jobs and other community services
  • And an “open door” at Covenant House 24/7

Trafficking Outreach

Our Outreach Team is an integral part of our fight against human trafficking. They work closely with our trafficking team to monitor well known “tracks” and identify victims.

We are law enforcement’s #1 emergency crisis center for trafficking victims. Our Outreach Team works with the National Human Trafficking Hotline (888-373-7888) to connect with and support trafficking victims.

School & Agency Outreach

Making Connections

Our Outreach Team maintains relationships with dozens of social service partners and schools. They attend community meetings/forums, and also work with social workers from local high schools to help identify homeless, runaway, and at-risk youth.

Our Teams are available to address community organizations, school assemblies, and church groups, as we continue to spread the word, and help prevent more youth from ending up on the street.

Connecting Homeless Youth

Our Team posts and distributes flyers in strategic areas throughout the Greater New Orleans area to reach the growing number of homeless and at-risk youth in our community.

Knowing the dangers of the street, our number one goal is to get them under our roof. Then we can begin the healing process, the counseling, and the critical case management. Together with our community partners, we can provide and connect them with all of the services they need to turn their lives around.