Covenant House International

Covenant House is an internationally recognized child care agency with “houses” in 28 cities in Canada (Toronto and Vancouver), the U.S. and Latin America.

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
  • Chicago, Illinois: 2017

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