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Changing The Future For Homeless Youth

Covenant House New Jersey

Covenant House New Jersey provides comprehensive residential care and related services to help New Jersey’s youth who have suffered from abuse, neglect, abandonment, homelessness, and human trafficking build a life for themselves that is good.

We journey with our young people from the streets, to our Residential Crisis Centers, to our transitional living homes, and on to independent living in the community to help them break the cycle of homelessness and poverty.


Open 24/7,
365 days a year

Unconditional Love

Absolute Respect

More than 3,000 young people served in 2018.

We are here to help

The journey to a bright future is possible, but it does not happen overnight. It takes courage, persistence, patience, resilience and true grit.

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Continuum of Care


Our Outreach Team works to develop relationships with youth on the streets, building trust, offering them assistance with basic necessities and inviting them to stay at one of our Crisis Centers in Newark or Atlantic City.

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Drop-in Centers

We provide Drop-In services to youth walking in from the streets in five locations in New Jersey. This includes our three Drop-in Centers located in Asbury Park, Camden, and Jersey City and our two Crisis Centers located in Atlantic City and Newark.

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Residential Crisis

When a young person comes into one of our Residential Crisis Centers for help, we meet them where they are. We start with a smile, a kind word, a meal, a shower, clean clothes, and a bed where our kids can safely get some much-needed rest.

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Transitional Living

Young people work to develop all of the skills and knowledge to live independently and make the transition to mature adulthood.

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Independent Living

Through our Independent living services, we continue to support young people even after they’ve moved out of Covenant House New Jersey properties.

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A young person’s journey to success does not end when they leave Covenant House. Our Alumni Services program supports past participants through their journey of independence and self-sufficiency.

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747 Young people stayed overnight with us in 2018.

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1 in 10 young people ages 18 to 25 experience a form of homelessness over a 12-month period.

Will you Sleep Out?
So she won’t have to.

In 2018, 1,334 people Slept Out so the 3,772 young people who came to us in need were able to find us open and ready to care for them. We need your help to ensure we are there for the kids still to come to us.

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Meet Our Youth

Danielle’s Story

When she was 13, after her older brother raped her, Danielle started running away from home. Actually, she didn’t really …

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Jordan’s Story

Growing up, both of my parent’s sold drugs. My father was a member of one of the most violent gangs …

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Shawn’s Story

In another home I was forced to kneel on uncooked rice as punishment.

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Justine’s Story

When I was younger my mother killed my sister who was only five months old and went to jail.

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