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Dear Friends,

I am so very honored to introduce to you some of the bravest people that I know. These incredible young people have already overcome more adversity and tragedy in their young lives than most of us will know in a lifetime. They are brave, intelligent, compassionate, and strong. They are overcomers! They have taken the worst of this world and are turning it around to change the world.

Our precious young people have given us a great gift. In their own words, they are allowing us to journey with them for a few minutes through the tragedy they have known to the victory they have achieved. Their stories are the ‘why’ Covenant House New Jersey exists. We need to celebrate them and their progress. But we also need to remember the horror of their past, for there are literally thousands of young people that still need us to rescue them. They need us to find them, to care for them, and to love them back to life. So, for whatever your part in making these transformations possible, I thank you from the deepest part of my heart. Let us continue on together for there are kids depending on us.

May God bless you and your family and may you never be in want.

Jim White

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.”

Date: 09/30/2020

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.

Date: 09/30/2020

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.

Date: 09/14/2020

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.

Date: 08/25/2020

Sam’s Story

Sam moved into The Rights of Passage housing in Asbury Park in October 2018, after being kicked out of his …

Date: 04/14/2020

Michael’s Story

Michael is 21 years old and is currently living in his own apartment but the road to get to Covenant …

Date: 04/02/2020

Vanessa’s Story

Vanessa grew up in Newark and found her way to Nancy’s Place in April of 2018. Feeling overwhelmed and nervous, …

Date: 03/27/2020

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