Funds Raised So Far From Our Night of Broadway Stars Sponsors Towards Our $1.3 Million Goal – THANK YOU!
May 9, 2022
Sleep Out Women Unite Raises $221,000
A big thank you to all our female sleepers part of Sleep Out Women Unite on April 29th. - our biggest Women Unite to date! Your efforts will help support the great work we do providing services to promote resilience so our youth transition successfully to independent living.
May 6, 2022
Caring for Our Moms and Babies
Happy Mother’s Day to all including all our past and present moms at Raphael’s Life House (RLH). RLH serves young women facing homelessness...
Hear from Lennon Moore, the director of legal services at Covenant House New Jersey. When he became an attorney, his goal was to work with people of color, to become someone in his community who he did not have access to.
The Problem – Understanding the Circumstances of Homeless and Trafficked Youth Who Find Us
Homelessness happens for a range of reasons. Youth who are homeless find themselves disconnected from the necessary supports and systems that we may take for granted. Parental or adult support is often missing or abusive. Many of our youth have been part of systems such as foster care that can perpetuate their trauma.
Homeless and trafficked youth suffer disproportionately from trauma, sexual and physical abuse, involvement in the foster care system, domestic violence, mental health challenges, and life on the street.
Profile of Our Youth
32% victims of domestic violence
36% foster care history
33% justice system issues
36% mental health challenges
10% victims of trafficking
NIGHTS OF HOUSING PROVIDED
PERCENT OF YOUTH ENGAGED IN RESILIENCE BUILDING ACTIVITIES
Source: CHNJ FY21 Impact Report
We serve youth between 18 to 21 years old – a critical time for intervention, and a chance to change a young person’s life through the services we provide.
To better address the homeless and trafficked youth we serve, we have established CHART – Covenant House Action and Research Tank. CHART aims to contribute practical, evidence-based, and client-centered program approaches to regional and national dialogues about homelessness and trafficking. You can learn more about the work we’re doing at CHART by clicking here.