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Why Sleep Out?

Everyone deserves a safe place to sleep. 

4.2 million youth face homelessness every year. Each of them has a story, a dream, and a future — one that they can build with the support and care from staff at Covenant House.

Sleep Out participants advocate for these futures. Our community of companies, students, young professionals, executives, influencers, families, and individuals have given up their beds for more than 46,000 nights to ensure that young people can sleep safely at Covenant House. 


Sleep Out fundraising is a lifeline for youth facing homelessness.

Since 2011, Sleepers have raised more than $118 million to house, care for, and empower young people overcoming homelessness at Covenant House. In that same time, we opened six new shelters and expanded services to reach more than 2,000 young people each night.

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