About Covenant House New Jersey

Covenant House began more than 40 years ago when six young runaways were given shelter from a snowstorm, in the lower east side of Manhattan.
In 1989, Covenant House began its work in New Jersey by providing basic services to homeless youth on the streets of Newark and Atlantic City. Outreach staff traveled in vans to these areas offering food, clothing, counseling and referrals for shelter. The following year storefront operations began, and by 1992, the Community Service Centers most people recognize were opened in both Newark and Atlantic City.

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