News and Events
More than 70 people slept outside Red Bull Arena on October 17 to raise awareness and show solidarity with homeless youth in New Jersey!Read More
This Friday, Oct. 3, the 125-year-old marble halls of Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Hennessy Hall Mansion at 285 Madison Ave. will be filled with guests attending the Covenant House Auxiliary of Morris County’s 31st annual Fall Benefit, “Gala at Gatsby’s.”Read More
An open letter from Jill Rottmann to all friends of Covenant House New Jersey.Read More
The Joseph C. Nugent 36th Annual Covenant House Golf Outing and Dinner was held earlier this week at the Spring Lake Golf Club in Spring Lake Heights.Read More
Covenant House Atlantic City was recently featured in the Press of Atlantic City for our work on supportive housing for homeless youth. Contemplating life without her apartment and support services Chelsea, one of the young people benefiting from our program, said, "I'd probably be in one of the other shelters or programs I was in before, and I didn't like any of them. They were bad. Everyone here is so positive. ... I'm so thankful."Read More
Featured Youth Story
Meet Ashley. He currently resides at our Rights of Passage program in Newark, and has a very compelling story of hope and persistence. He recently shared his story at our Casino Night event on June 19, 2014, to benefit the Rights of Passage program. These are his words.
Covenant House outreach extends beyond vans. Our outreach staff members attend committee meetings and sit on mayoral councils, and we visit local schools, hospitals, churches, and community group events – all to educate anyone who might encounter a teen in need so he or she can recognize the signs of homelessness and child trafficking.
"By heading to where the kids are, day or night, we let them know that they have other options – our day services, our shelters, our safe haven. They can see that they have options beyond survival sex, drugs, and other dangers of the street."
– Kevin Ryan, President of Covenant House