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About Covenant House New Orleans

Unconditional Love & Absolute Respect... 24/7

For over 30 years, Covenant House has offered a lifeline for youth facing homelessness and trafficking. Each day, young people ages 22 and under walk through our doors seeking safety and shelter - and the support they need to build a brighter future. When a young person comes to our shelter, we address their immediate needs first – warm meals, showers, safe beds. But we don't stop at offering an immediate safe harbor. We strive to move each young person forward down a path to independent adulthood, free from the risk of homelessness. Over the last year, we have provided comprehensive services to over 900 youth, providing them with the tools and resources they need to succeed.

We are guided by 5 principles:


In crisis, needing life’s basics of food, clothing and shelter, young people come to Covenant House day and night and are accepted without question or cost.


Covenant House offers young people protection and safety. We stress the reality of the present moment and encourage belief in their potential for the future.

Values Communication

At Covenant House, lasting, caring relationships are built on unconditional love and absolute respect. We teach our youth the benefits of positive values like honesty and trust.


Stability is uncertain when facing homelessness or human trafficking. We offer young people guidelines, plans, and options— not rules and regulations that will impede them.


Change, freely chosen, brings the surest progress. We assist our young people in making positive decisions about their futures.

To learn more, please visit our website or view our annual report.