For over 30 years, Covenant House New Jersey has been serving homeless youth between the ages of 18 to 21, operating in 5 cities across New Jersey.
Covenant House began serving NJ’s homeless youth through street outreach offering food, clothing, counseling and referrals for shelter.
Store front opened on St. James Place, Atlantic City.
Store front opened on Broad Street, Newark.
Store front moved from Broad Street to William Street, Newark.
Store front moved from St. James Place to 2811 Atlantic Avenue, Atlantic City.
Housing Youth at the Broad Street Hotel, Newark.
Housing youth at various rooming houses in Atlantic City.
Moved into Atlantic City Rights of Passage (ROP) on Pacific Avenue providing 20 beds. This was the first of many Rights of Passage homes.
Opened our first NJ Crisis Center in Atlantic City at 929 Atlantic Avenue with 28 beds.
New Jersey Homeless Youth Act is signed by Governor at our Atlantic City site.
Newark Crisis Center opens at 330 Washington St. with 45 beds.
Opened Newark’s first Rights of Passage home at 49 Hanford Street.
CHNJ collaborates with Raphael’s Life House, opening to provide residential and support services for 12 young women who are expectant or with newborns in Elizabeth.
Our Youth Advocacy Center and the Garden State Coalition facilitated the passage of the New Jersey Tuition Waiver Bill.
Night of Broadway Stars Neil Berg and his talented Broadway partners produced the first of what has become our signature fundraising event.
New Right of Passages transitional living homes open in Atlantic City with 20 beds.
Two new Right of Passages transitional living homes open Newark with a total of 14 beds.
Nancy’s Place opens in Montclair with 8 beds, serving youth with behaviorial health diagnosis.
Took ownership of Raphael’s Life House building at 231 Court Street, Elizabeth.
Raphael Life’s House underwent major renovations continuing to provide a safe haven for young families as long as they need us.
Opened Supportive Apartment Living (SAL) program opens in Newark on Walnut Street with 6 beds and in Montclair on Munn Avenue with 10 beds.
Covenant House New Jersey turns 25 years old!
Dove Learning Center launched pilot to equip our young people with resilience skills to assist them with maintaining a positive living environment.
Human Trafficking study is published by Covenant House New Jersey
“Recognizing Human Trafficking Among Homeless Youth.”
StreetLight Mission of Elizabeth merged with Covenant House donating property and resources. Property will be developed as StreetLight providing a home to 20 more young people.
Rights of Passage, Asbury Park opens in a beautiful new home provided by Interfaith Neighbors (IN). IN has an established track record of successfully delivering projects in a highly efficient and effective manner with a reputation for excellence. This ROP provides a home for 5 males.
Human Trafficking article is published in the Child and Youth Services Review 91, “A Supportive Adult May Be the Difference in Homeless Youth Not Being Trafficked.”
Human Trafficking article is published in the Child and Youth Services Review 98, “Screening for Human Trafficking Among Homeless Young Adults.”
November 14, 2019
Rights of Passage, Asbury Park On November 14, 2019, Interfaith Neighbors of Asbury Park (IFN) and Covenant House NJ (CHNJ) dedicated Rights of Passage II. Administered by CHNJ, Rights of Passage is an 18-month long, semi-independent, life skills training program that requires its residents to return to school and/or seek stable employment.
The home will host five young women at a time who have been experiencing unstable housing conditions.
April 10, 2020
As the world struggles to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, CHNJ continues to care for young people in need across the state of New Jersey.
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