News & Events

Reflections of a Mom who Slept Out

Here are the thoughts of Kathy Dubois, a CHNJ supporter who was 1 of 131 moms who slept out on Friday, April 29th in NYC and helped raise $481,000 to support Covenant House.

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Welcome to Covenant House's Vocational Program Board!

A Covenant House New Jersey thank you from our youth to 5 new members on our Vocational Program Board in 2016: Shawn Doss VP of Ticket & Premium Sales & Membership Services at New Jersey Devils; Jim Low Senior Director, Global New Ventures at Mondelēz International; Tiffany Niven Lab Manager at Columbia University; Pamela Peace VP Account Management at Prudential Fixed Income and Nick Vene Owner of Nature's Choice. A big welcome to all as well as a big thank you for helping the CHNJ youth grow through our vocational services.

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Hear from Connie as Featured in Philosophy

Four years ago, guests at our Night of Broadway Stars gala in New York met Connie, a former Covenant House resident who used her time with us to build a solid foundation so she could leave homelessness in her past.  After leaving us, Connie went on to earn master and doctoral degrees from Harvard and to build a research career as a homeless advocate.  By all accounts, Connie's life is extraordinary - but even extraordinary lives are made up of moments that change us.

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Young Volunteers Making A Difference

Youth from New Jersey have raised an amazing $249,000 in events held on behalf of Covenant House New Jersey over the last two months. Young Professionals from the Greater Newark area raised $118,000, our Night of Future Broadway Stars events supported by high school students in both Bergen and Monmouth counties raised $85,000 and the first ever Sleep Out held at the Delbarton School in Morristown raised $46,000.

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Night of FUTURE Broadway Stars

Lindsay Cherin of Manalapan considers herself lucky to be able to use her voice to help our young people at a Night of Future Broadway Stars. We are lucky to have her, among dozens of high school performers, sing along side of Broadway stars to benefit Covenant House! Read about Lindsay's experience and the show!

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5 Years of Dedicated Volunteerism from Saint Catherine's

Saint Catherine's Church has hosted nearly 100 events for Covenant House in Newark and Nancy's Place over the past 5 years, reaching thousands of kids. “When volunteers and the kids connect and show caring and concern, you can’t measure how invaluable that is,” says Jim White, executive director of Covenant House. “It says to the young person that they are worthy.” Thank you Saint Catherine's for you dedication to Covenant House!

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The Diaper Divide

Covenant House is working with the White House to make diapers more affordable for our moms and their babies. It's not the sexiest topic, but nearly 1 in 3 families in the US struggle to afford diapers for their babies. Together with all of you CH supporters, we're working in many ways to make a difference in the lives of homeless youth, including our moms and babies. Click here to read more!

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