Covenant House

By Carolyn Jones Throughout high school and college, Alicia slept in cars, tents, friends’ couches, benches, on the bus, on
I beg our leaders in Washington: Do not go backward.
Deaths from opioid overdoses are skyrocketing across the country. Unless we take immediate action, the nation is about to
Why do so many of our children and youth end their lives? Recent news reports show that hospitalizations resulting from suicidal
With the news from two major studies released last month that one in five homeless youth has been trafficked, it is now clear
The headlines from last week were dreadful for the homeless youth we serve at Covenant House, the largest charity in the
'Shabbat Across AO' has become an annual practice, this year at the Kosciuszko Foundation located on New York's Upper East
-Target housing production for the lowest-income families The report contains practical, achievable recommendations for addressing
Those are the kind of vulnerable kids we at Covenant House see at our shelters, where, according to our studies with two
In Canada, as in the U.S., trafficking victims are usually not transported in from other countries -- in Ontario, 63 percent
"We'd certainly like to know what supposedly market-leading screening and moderation procedures missed that one," he said
Last month, I joined the TEDxNavesink speakers series on makers, at Monmouth University. I looked back on the pain and resilience
The controversy over's escort service ads and their link to child sex trafficking is traveling through the state and federal courts, the financial services industry, and the court of public opinion.
My message to local advocates and planning bodies who are submitting applications to HUD without any investments in transitional programs for youth is simple: slow down! Let's study this question, and let both rapid re-housing and transitional living be part of the continuum of care for youth, so we can examine and compare results.
Homeless young people strive to remain invisible, knowing that if they look like they don't have a safe place to sleep at night, they can be exploited by the forces of the street -- pimps, thieves, criminals who want to recruit them, violent people who want to harm them just because they can.