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Human Trafficking

Covenant House New Jersey
Is the Largest Provider of Services to
Youth Survivors of Human Trafficking in NJ

Human Trafficking

Social Justice

Racism and injustice are real in the lives of our young people and our staff. Over 90% of young people we serve in Newark, and 77% in Atlantic City are people of color, as is the majority of our staff.

Social Justice

Youth Homelessness

What is youth homelessness?

A youth is counted as homeless when as have they have experienced unaccompanied homelessness at least once during a recent 12-month period.

Covenant House New Jersey Will Remain Open Caring for Youth

Understanding Our Young People

We are a learning organization with a strong commitment to continually deepen our understanding of our young people with the primary goal to improve our care and services.

Understanding Our Young People

Meet Our Young People

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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