Covenant House provides these young people with safe shelter and wrap-around services, including educational programs, job training and placement, medical services, mental health and substance use counseling, legal aid and holistic wellness, to help them achieve independence and realize the great promise of their lives.
The heartbreaking truth is that COVID-19 is threatening to disrupt our hard-won progress for many youth facing homelessness. In fact, homeless communities are more vulnerable to the coronavirus — and more likely to get sick and suffer higher mortality rates.
We can use this time of great unknowing and anxiety to open our hearts more to those who always live with great unknowing and anxiety. Those who face abuse and neglect. Those who face hunger and homelessness. Those whose neighborhoods and families are beset by violence. Those who are trafficked.
Non-essential visits to Covenant House sites have been temporarily suspended, as have all volunteer and in-person fundraising activities. But Cov kids still need us.
So we’re taking the Sleep Out online and expanding the Women Unite movement to include families, roommates, and partners. Whether you're quarantined together or looking for a virtual experience to share, now is the time to unite.
Yes, COVID-19 will fiercely test us. But this virus will not undo the world. It is no match for a people united in hope and devoted to confronting it in common cause.
Virtual Sleep Out: Friday, April 24, 2020
Live Broadcast to start at 8pm EST
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