News and Events
Dr. Gibson presents Jenna Marie Mellor, Volunteer Coordinator, and Gwen Ross, Vocational Specialist, both from Covenant House, with gifts collected from Essex County College’s Angel Tree Program.
On Friday December 12, Covenant House New Jersey hosted a health press conference with CEO Barbara Bush of Global Health Corp, where our health fellow Tili Thyanga spoke about malnutrition.Read More
Our Vigil is quickly approaching and we hope all of you can can attend. Come hear how Covenant House has been a light in the community for thousands of homeless youth in NJ.Read More
On October 31st Pingry School visited CHNJ for the fourth year as part of the school wide Community Service Day.Read More
A local chapter of Jack and Jill of America took time during their summer break to create several Public Service Announcements for Covenant House that will be aired on a local network. We are so thankful for their support of our kids!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