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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NY Yankee Oswaldo Cabrera Chairing Community Sleep Out

NY Yankee Oswaldo Cabrera will be chairing our Community Sleep Out being held on Friday March 1, 2024. Cabrera will serve as chairman of our statewide Sleep Out occurring at locations in Newark, Asbury Park, and Camden. Oswaldo invites people from all over New Jersey and surrounding areas to give up their beds for one […]

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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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Saquon Barkley Continues to Support Us

It’s so great that Saquon Barkley continues to support us. Saquon’s involvement with Covenant House New Jersey, along with that of the NY Giants, has extended over years in multiple ways. For the fifth year in a row, Saquon has been the Chairman of our signature Sleep Out event, Sleep Out Executive Edition. In addition […]

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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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The Journey of Esteban

At Covenant House New Jersey, the focus is on nurturing the talents and skills of youth facing homelessness in a supportive environment. This environment includes the Dove Learning Center (DLC). The DLC strengthens skills in education, employment, financial literacy, wellness, and social navigation. During Hispanic Heritage Month, we celebrate the journey of Esteban. He is […]

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