Covenant House International

For 42 years, Covenant House has been a beacon of hope for homeless youth. Last year, Covenant House served over 56,000 youth in 27 cities across the United States, Canada, and Latin America.

Covenant House Toronto, and our other Canadian location in Vancouver, share the mission of our network to serve suffering children of the street with absolute respect and unconditional love.

Covenant House International President

Covenant House International President and CEO Kevin Ryan, a highly regarded U.S. youth advocate, oversees the agency's international network.  

Kevin has committed his life and career to serving youth, including several prominent government leadership positions and an extensive history protecting homeless youth. He is a lawyer who has focused on public interest law. He also spent a decade working as a counsellor with Covenant House at its New York and New Jersey sites.

Kevin and his wife, Clare, have six children.

He succeeds Sister Patricia Cruise who stepped down from the position in August 2008 after five years of service.

Other Covenant House Locations

    • New York, NY: founded in 1972
    • Guatemala City, Guatemala: 1981
    • Toronto, Canada: 1982
    • Houston, Texas: 1983
    • New Orleans, Louisiana: 1984
    • Fort Lauderdale, Florida: 1985
    • Tegucigalpa, Honduras: 1987
    • Anchorage, Alaska: 1988
    • Los Angeles, California: 1988
    • Mexico City, Mexico: 1988
    • Newark, New Jersey: 1989
    • Atlantic City, New Jersey: 1989
    • Elizabeth, New Jersey: 1993
    • Washington, D.C.: 1995
    • Orlando, Florida: 1995
    • Detroit, Michigan: 1997
    • Vancouver, Canada: 1997
    • Managua, Nicaragua: 1998
    • St. Louis, Missouri: 1998
    • Oakland, California: 1998
    • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: 1999
    • Atlanta, Georgia: 2000
    • Montclair, New Jersey: 2009
    • Jersey City, New Jersey: 2011
    • Camden, New Jersey: 2012
    • Asbury Park, New Jersey: 2012
    • Grand Rapids, Michigan: 2013

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