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Julia Einbond is the new executive director of Covenant House New Jersey (CHNJ), a nonprofit that for more than 30 years has been providing immediate shelter and care to young people ages 18 to 21 who are facing homelessness and human trafficking.

Einbond, who joined CHNJ in 2015 as its first director of Strategy and Learning, succeeds Jim White, who led the organization for three decades. White will continue to serve as an associate executive director heading development efforts and special projects.

Einbond’s appointment became effective July 1.

“Julia’s extensive experience in nonprofit management, coupled with her deep understanding of the challenges faced by our youth facing homelessness, makes her the perfect candidate to lead this organization into the future,” White said in a statement announcing the transition.

Einbond has been instrumental in strategizing and implementing numerous initiatives that have strengthened CHNJ programs and expanded our reach to serve even more vulnerable youth, White said. As the associate executive director of CHART (Covenant House Action Research Tank) Einbond has positioned CHNJ as a national resource for evidence-based, client-centered strategies that combat human-trafficking and homelessness.

“Julia has helped to establish CHNJ as a leader in using data and information to strengthen and redesign programs to enhance outcomes for youth facing homelessness and survivors of trafficking,” White said.

Before joining CHNJ, Einbond worked as a consultant for various United Nations agencies and international non-governmental organizations, conducting evaluations on programs on a range of topics, including child protection, gender-based violence, justice, and results-based management.

Einbond earned her law degree from New York University and her undergraduate degree from Harvard College.

Covenant House New Jersey is open 24/7, 365 days a year to provide free emergency dormitory style shelters, transitional housing, and other services to help young people develop the skills and resilience to live independently. Covenant House New Jersey’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star (highest) rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.

To learn more about Covenant House New Jersey’s work, or to lend financial support, go here.