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COVID-19 Update

Covenant House New Jersey

  • On May 22nd, 85 young people and staff at our Newark Crisis Shelter were tested for COVID-19. All tested negative.
  • We are working with the Department of Health and local governments to move forward with testing at our other Covenant House New Jersey locations.
  • We continue to carry out a detailed protocol and process to maintain the safest environment for our young people and our staff.
  • We are caring for more than 100 young people at our Rights of Passage homes and independent living apartments.
  • We have 55 young people who are in residence with us at our two crisis shelters. In addition to a warm bed, three meals a day, they are receiving additional support services from our staff to work through this pandemic.
  • We are caring for nine moms and their babies at our Mom and Babies Program.
  • We recently implemented teletherapy to increase services to young people in need.
  • Two of our moms delivered healthy babies.
  • The majority of our young people are not able to work, as most businesses have closed.
  • Essential personnel remains on-site with the youth using rotating schedules consistent with medical staffing best practices.
  • Non-essential staff is working from home utilizing remote technology and video conferencing.
  • A significant effort is made each day to clean all common areas.
  • All staff and young people are equipped with masks.
  • Relationships with community healthcare providers and local hospitals continue to strengthen, enabling us to coordinate medical care for our young people, our moms, and babies.



Changing The Future For Homeless Youth

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.


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365 days a year

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More than 3,000 young people served in 2018.

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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.

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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

Newark Mandates Testing of Our Kids

You may have seen in the news that the city of Newark, in collaboration with the Department of Health, has …

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Sam’s Story

Sam moved into The Rights of Passage housing in Asbury Park in October 2018, after being kicked out of his …

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Michael’s Story

Michael is 21 years old and is currently living in his own apartment but the road to get to Covenant …

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Vanessa’s Story

Vanessa grew up in Newark and found her way to Nancy’s Place in April of 2018. Feeling overwhelmed and nervous, …

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Young woman sitting in front of Nancy's Place

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