Helping Covenant House

Event Description:

Covenant House serves over 1,000 homeless, runaway, and at-risk youth (ages 16-21) every year. They have provided over 18,000 kids with food, shelter, clothing, medical attention, individual & family counseling, educational assistance, vocational & job training, life skills, short & long term housing, and more. Over the past year, their accomplishments include:

  • Crisis Shelter: served 565 youth and children, a 48% increase over the previous year.
  • Stable Housing: 55% of kids successfully reunited with family, enrolled in transitional or supportive housing, or saved enough of their employment income to rent an apartment.
  • Jobs: 54% of the kids in their employment program found jobs or entered job-training programs.
  • Rights of Passage: recently reopened our educational, vocational, and transitional living program for 36 youth.
Covenant House’s numbers continue to grow. The Cowen Institute estimates there are between 12,000 and 16,000 youth facing the dangers of the streets. In the past year, their average daily census has increased from 45 to over 100 kids per night.  To help, please call 504-584-1141 or visit In addition to monetary donations, they accept clothing appropriate for youth ages 16-21.  To volunteer, please call 504-584-1103.