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Pope Francis

President and Mrs. Obama Invite
Covenant House President Kevin
Ryan to welcome Pope Francis during
his historic visit to Washington

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"Covenant House is like
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Starrasia slept on the streets after her abusive mother
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Homeless Young People of New York, Overlooked and Underserved

As New York City prepares for an annual census of the homeless population, some groups are trying to make sure young people are not missed. This New York Times article looks at ways Covenant House and fellow service providers are offering desperately needed services. 

Branded a Sex Offender?

In this in-depth story in the New Orleans Times-Picayune, follow the tragic story of Aaliyah, who has been abused since age 9 and has outrageously been branded a "sex offender."  See how Covenant House New Orleans is fighting for her future. 

Exciting New Plan Will Better Serve New York City's Homeless Youth

In this Crain's New York article, learn about a partnership between Covenant House and NYC that could lead to more help for homeless youth. 

New York Times Shares Jonathan's Story

Like all of our young people, Jonathan is smart, funny, and incredibly talented.  Read about his journey that led him to Covenant House in this New York Times article.

Kevin Ryan

Kevin Ryan





An Important Vote to Keep Kids Safe

01/06/2016 - 2:04pm

To many homeless young people, particularly girls, young women and transgender persons, strip clubs can seem to be the only job readily available.  Yet strip clubs are one of the main avenues in which young people get caught in human trafficking.  Learn more about how we can protect...

A Bright Spot in the Budget for Homeless Young People

12/18/2015 - 9:24am

The holidays hit homeless youth hard. Everywhere they look, people are spending money, showing loved ones how much they care, heading home for big feasts. If you're a kid with no money, no loved ones, and no home, the songs piped into every store can sting.

A Christmas Message from Kevin Ryan

12/10/2015 - 8:54am

Christmas is all around us this month. From the decorations to holiday jingles to the family traditions..... it's hard not to get caught up in the excitement. But as much joy as the season seems to bring, I know it’s anything but magical for homeless kids.