Supportive Housing

Transitioning from homelessness to independence.

Like many others their age, youth leaving our Crisis Centers do not yet have the skills needed to live independently, like maintaining a job, saving money, paying bills, cooking healthy meals, even doing the dishes. Our Supportive Housing programs are designed to help ease their transition from homelessness to independence, setting them up for success — and breaking the cycle of homelessness — when they move out on their own. All Supportive Housing residents continue to have access to our full range of Supportive Services to help them continue to advance their goals and live their dreams.

Rights of Passage

Rights of Passage provides young men and women between 18 and 21 with the chance they need to make a life for themselves away from the street. With the help of staff, mentors and volunteers, Right of Passage residents are provided with educational and vocational opportunities and the life skills needed to live on their own. Our supportive living apartment program helps bridge the gap for young people as they work, save money and learn how to live on their own. 

Rights of Passage - Newark

Rights of Passage - Atlantic City

Nancy's Place

For many homeless youth, mental illness poses the greatest obstacle to their ability to become independent. For this reason, we opened Nancy's Place in Montclair to address their special needs and help them learn the skills they need to live on their own. To learn more about Nancy's Place, please contact Sue at

Nancy's Place - Montclair

Raphael's Life House

Raphael's Life House is Covenant House New Jersey's Mother Child program, created to help homeless and pregnant young women secure brighter, more stable futures for themselves and their newborn babies. During their stay, our mothers receive job-seeking assistance, parenting skills training, and learn the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle for themselves and their children. To learn more, please contact Marcia Mann at 973-286-3433 or

Raphael's Life House - Elizabeth

Supportive Apartment Living (SAL)

The last step in a continuum of housing services that Covenant House offers, our SAL project is a permanent supportive housing project for youth who demonstrate the maturity and skill needed to live independently with a minimum amount of direct supervision. Youth residents pay rent on a monthly basis, work as a group on maintaining the facility, and live with the responsibilities of being a tenant.