Covenant House New Jersey COVID-19 Status as of July 15th, 2020:
To date, no youth or staff at any of our ten Covenant House New Jersey locations have tested positive.
We are caring for more than 100 young people at our Rights of Passage homes and independent living apartments.
Our Crisis shelters continue to be open welcoming homeless youth who have no other place to go.
We are caring for ten moms and their babies at our Mom and Babies Program. Two of our moms delivered healthy babies.
We recently implemented teletherapy to increase services to young people in need.
Relationships with community healthcare providers and local hospitals continue to strengthen, enabling us to coordinate medical care for our young people, moms, and babies.
With the reopening of businesses, many of our young people have begun to secure employment and begin to save a portion of their income.
Essential personnel remains on-site with the youth using rotating schedules consistent with medical staffing best practices. All staff and young people are equipped with masks.
Non-essential staff is working from home utilizing remote technology and video conferencing.
We continue to carry out a detailed protocol and process to maintain the safest environment for our young people and staff.
We have created an internal task force that will establish practices for a longer-term safe environment. Those practices will again allow us to provide all the services that our youth need to transition them to independent living.