News and Events
Around the country, nearly 500 young professionals spent the first night of spring at Covenant House, raising more than $660,000! Enjoy some pictures from this inspiring night!Read More
Covenant House alumnus Anderson Footman brought American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez to tears and inspired millions of viewers and now moves on to the next round of the popular national talent show.Read More
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
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 the Sleep Out: Young Professionals Edition on March 20, 2015. 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