News and Events
In this report by ABC's Diane Sawyer and the New York Times Nicholas Kristof, the tragic fact that young people are being trafficked all across the United States is examined.Read More
In this New York Times article, 21-year-old Masicqua shares the difficult circumstances that led her to Covenant House and her hopes and dreams for herself and her baby.Read More
True Colors Fund and Covenant House Announce Groundbreaking Partnership to Ensure Safe, Welcoming Beds for LGBT Youth
The True Colors Fund, which was co-founded by Cyndi Lauper, and is the leading national organization focused on the issue of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth homelessness, and Covenant House International, the largest network of shelters for homeless youth across North and Central America, announced a groundbreaking partnership to ensure safe, inclusive, and affirming beds and services for the disproportionate number of homeless LGBT youth in need of shelter and supportive services across the country.Read More
A new, anonymous grant of $1 million over three years will result in Covenant House New York and LifeWay Network establishing the Aspire Home in New York, a safe house for trafficked youth.Read More
On a chilly, windy night in New York City, 70 employees from Lenox Advisors slept on the streets outside our Covenant House shelter. The result was over $120,000 raised and a national spotlight on the issue of homelessness in a story by Good Morning America.Read More
Covenant Works and the Covenant House family celebrated its 125th high school equivalency graduate and the completion of its 50th cohort of nurse's assistants. Poverty, homelessness, and trauma interrupt a student's ability to finish school.
Forty to 60% of youth who come to Covenant Works are reading and computing at a 6th grade level or below. In response to this need, Covenant House started an education program in 2005 by offering GED classes.
Mother & Child Program
Our Mother/Child Emergency Shelter Program provides a variety of stabilizing services to young homeless single mothers and their infants/toddlers.
Last year, Covenant House admitted over 550 homeless single mothers (under age 21) along with 557 of their infants/toddlers, at our Emergency Shelter Program.