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Night of Covenant House Stars


Join us virtually on Monday, May 17 at 8 pm ET as stars from stage and screen perform in celebration of our young people.  Tune in to hear stories of transformation and hope from staff and youth at Covenant House locations all over the world, including three of our very own from New Jersey.  




Give directly to the young people of Covenant House NJ by donating to our Fund A Need campaign. You choose the need you most want to support.  All donations will be MATCHED – and TRIPLED – by board member Nancy King until May 17.




New Jersey Event Sponsors

Sponsors of Night of Covenant House Stars online make a tremendous impact on the lives of youth experiencing homelessness and we are so grateful to the companies and individuals who are joining us in this special experience.

Title Sponsor – The Berger Family


Marquee Sponsor

Bobby & Carol Williams

Nancy & Willis King

Wayne Paglieri & Jess Chang


Platinum Sponsors

Elizabeth Lawrence

Rich & Jenn Piepszak


Gold Sponsors

The Andersen Family

Ann & George Rachmiel

The Fernandez Family

The Luing Family Foundation

The Malloy Family


Silver Sponsors




Brian & Pam Hegarty

The Colleran Family

Carol Curley & Peter Kellogg

Carol Geisenheimer

The Denike Family

Jill Suarez – In Memory of Joseph Suarez

Dr. Jim Gallagher

John & Alice Paris

Jeremiah And Yolanda Ciancia Family Foundation

The Littenberg Family

The Maddi Family


 The McBride Family


The Reeth Family

The Walsh Family

The Wardell/deBeer Family


Bronze Sponsors 

The Deiner Family

Kevin and Connie O’Keefe

The Morris Area Auxilliary

The Rathgeber Family

Rich and Judy McKay

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The Wafer Family

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.


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.

See the journey

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.

YOU can make all the difference in her life!

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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

Savanah’s Story

“All my friends looked like their parents…I didn’t have baby pictures, so I didn’t know who I looked like.”

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Mike’s Story

At 31 years old, Mike has seen his share of injustice. Growing up in Atlantic City in a home with limited resources, dysfunction, and disruption, he landed in a juvenile justice facility at a young age due to selling drugs to have money to live.

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Jeremiah’s Story

For months Jeremiah had lived with an unsupportive family member and worked a “going nowhere” job. He said coming to Covenant House New Jersey was the motivation he needed to get serious about his life.

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Cornelius’s Story

I think I was fitted for this work. I know the fear and anger and bitterness and sadness being homeless and young can bring you. I know the heaviness of not knowing what’s going to happen next. But I also know that there is hope. That, with the right support, there is always hope.

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