Bendalie Continues to Shine

The journeys of youth facing homelessness are many and varied but Bendalie continues to shine in her journey beyond Covenant House New Jersey (CHNJ).  We’re so pleased to share that Bendalie graduated with her Bachelor of Science from the University of Mount Saint Vincent in May.   Like all youth who seek our help, the care […]

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UFC Meets Covenant House New Jersey

Outside the ring, the UFC meets Covenant House New Jersey (CHNJ). We have now developed a strong partnership with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) to support our sites throughout New Jersey.  Visits to Atlantic City and Newark On March 28th, UFC athlete Pat Sabatini, came to our Atlantic City site to share his story with […]

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Recognizing Key Members of Our Community

LaMonica McIver, Accenture and Saint Peter’s Prep Receive Awards We are proud to be recognizing key members of the Covenant House New Jersey (CHNJ) community who have exhibited extraordinary commitment to our young people and mission.  On Wednesday May 29th, at our Night of Broadway Stars event, we were pleased to recognize: Community Impact Award […]

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Building a Supportive Community for Our Youth

The First Steps at CHNJ: At Covenant House New Jersey (CHNJ), building a supportive community within our programs is a cornerstone of our mission to help youth facing homelessness. We create safe and nurturing environments where young individuals can rebuild their lives and work towards a brighter future. We offer various housing options tailored to […]

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Reaching More Victims of Human Trafficking

Since becoming the statewide provider for human trafficking victim services in October 2020, Covenant House New Jersey (CHNJ) has been reaching more victims of human trafficking through research and advocacy work. During that time, we have served more than 400 survivors of human trafficking. CHNJ seeks to serve survivors of human trafficking and youth experiencing […]

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Two Youth Who Were Victims of Trafficking

Background: January is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month and we want to share a story of two youth who were victims of trafficking.  According to the US Department of State, more than 20 years ago, the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA)  enshrined the United States’ commitment to combating human trafficking domestically and internationally. […]

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We Served More Youth with Better Outcomes

In FY23, we served more youth with better outcomes. We served 1,488 youth across our core programs and services, which was a 19% increase over FY22. Over 74,000 (+25% vs. FY22) nights of housing were provided. An average of 203 (+30% vs. FY22) youth found a safe place to stay (in a bed paid for […]

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