We Help Youth Facing Homelessness in Newark, New Jersey

We serve young people experiencing or at risk of homelessness or human trafficking with absolute respect and unconditional love. Our ultimate goal is to help each young person move on with their lives in positive ways with counseling, education, stable employment, and secure housing.

Get Help Now

On the street? Need help? We're open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Call: 973-621-8705

Or come to:

330 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102

Covenant House Newark | covenant house nj | shelters in newark nj

Covenant House New Jersey (CHNJ) provides sanctuary and support for youth ages 18-21 facing homelessness or human trafficking. We have seven locations across the state: Atlantic City, Newark, Jersey City, Camden, and Asbury Park, and specialized care in Montclair and Elizabeth. Across all our New Jersey sites, we serve about 4,585 youth annually, and all our services are free.

Our Shelter

In Newark, CHNJ’s residential crisis center welcomes young people 24 hours a day, seven days a week, no questions asked. We provide them a safe haven where they can live while they resolve the issues that have blocked their way, work on a plan to transition to a stable living environment and advance their life goals.

Our Programs

Young people in Newark can access CHNJ’s short-term emergency care through our street outreach, drop-in center, and residential crisis center, where we provide a holistic spectrum of coordinated services. Our transitional housing program, Rights of Passage, and supportive apartment-living program bridge the gap for young people as they work, save money, and learn to live on their own.

Our Services

  • Meals
  • Clothing
  • Service referrals
  • Healthcare
  • Mental health care
  • Case management
  • Legal assistance
  • Family reunification
  • Education assistance
  • GED preparation
  • Transitional housing
  • Supportive apartment living
  • Transportation assistance
  • Vocation development
  • Aftercare/follow up


Find information on all Covenant House New Jersey’s sites: Asbury Park, Atlantic City, Elizabeth, Montclair, Newark.

Shelter Is Only the Beginning

From crisis to care: Find out what it's like when a young person enters our doors.