On January 17, 2019, the DAWSON Proposal & Marketing Team visited Covenant House New Orleans, a teen shelter, to provide them with much-needed toiletry items from their wish list.  Covenant House (CH) opens its heart and doors each year to teens who have nowhere else to turn.  They house 170 teens and young adults nightly, and, sadly, the vast majority have experienced years of abuse, violence, and trauma.

The CH team of professionals and volunteers help the victims to heal and to begin new hope-filled journeys. Approximately 33% of the young women are mothers.  On average, there are 90 children cared for every day, more than any other provider in Louisiana.  CH provides crisis care, safe and stable housing, outreach, health, wellness, and training in education, employment, and life skills. They are open 24 hours/7 days a week/365 days a year, and no one is turned away. The DAWSON Proposal & Marketing Team was blessed with the opportunity to support this outstanding, life-saving organization.

Some of CH’s amazing successes include:
Crisis Care – 446 youth and children took refuge from the streets and abusive homes receiving food, clothing, shelter, case management, and counseling.
Health Services – 3,232 residents and community youth benefited from onsite adolescent and pediatric healthcare provided in partnership with Tulane Medical School.
Behavioral Health – 95% of youth received mental and behavioral health services from licensed counselors and Tulane psychologists.
Employment and Job Training – 281 youth were served in Covenant House’s employment programs; 83% found work or entered job training programs.
Education – 109 youth and children enrolled in elementary school, high school, or college.
Human Trafficking – 255 victims of human trafficking received services with Covenant House as the lead service provider in collaboration with community partners.
Street Outreach – 259 youth living on the streets were provided with food, water, and hygiene packets.
Return Home – 157 youth were provided with bus or plane tickets across the country to reunite with family or relatives who were able to offer stable living environments.