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Raphael's Life House

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Covenant House is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization;
(EIN/Tax ID number: 13-3537710).

Our staff, provided by Covenant House New Jersey, work to connect the women to educational and vocational opportunities, career development, medical care, legal services, addiction management and pastoral ministry.


David Hall
Site Director, Covenant House Newark

Dave started his career in Virginia working with youth directly after graduating Hampton University in 1987 with a B.S. in Business Management. His passion for helping youth led him home to New Jersey where he worked for various social service agencies serving "at risk" youth. While at Covenant House Dave has worked in various positions within the organization and is currently the Site Director in Newark. This position affords him the opportunity to serve on the Executive Team and play a major role along with other key stake holders in carrying out the vision and mission of the organization. Dave also is extremely involved in his community. He is member of the local Branch of the NAACP as well as a Grand Officer in the B.P.O.R. and in his spare time he coaches youth sports.


Meghan Leigh,
Associate Site Director, Covenant House Newark

Meghan is a graduate of Columbia University School of Social Work with a Masters of Science in Social Work. She is a Licensed Social Worker in the State of New Jersey. Meghan has worked with Covenant House since 2000.

Volunteer Coordinator
Rose Stallmeyer

Coordinator, Transitional Living Programs

Shakeerah Riggins

Resident Advisors:
Mauryn Austin
Felisha Estes


Overnight Resident Advisors:
Jackie Hester
Millicent Mack



A program cannot succeed without the dedication of caring people...

Our Staff


Program Boards

Raphael's Life House is guided by a

deeply caring and concerned Program Board Members who provide direction, foresight, and wisdom to help us better serve homeless mothers and their babies.

Our History

Raphael’s Life House opened its doors in December, 1993, but the idea of providing a transitional residence for young homeless pregnant women began several years earlier  thanks to our two co-founders.