COVID-19 has affected each and every person around the world. Homeless communities are especially vulnerable — people experiencing homelessness more likely to get sick and suffer higher mortality rates, and young people are at-risk of increased trauma from the fear and anxiety. As the virus rages on and threatens economic stability, especially for those working low-income jobs in hard-hit industries, experts expect that people will become homeless at an alarming rate.
Despite the pandemic, Covenant House continues to provide 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. Our continuum of care is designed to help youth achieve independence and realize the great promise of their lives, and our front-line staff have quickly adapted to meet the new challenges COVID-19 brought to our doors.
Give up your bed for one night so that young people can find one at Covenant House.
Cov kids need us, maybe more than ever. So while we can't safely gather together in person, we are taking the Sleep Out online.
Give up your bed for one night. Sleep on your floor or in your backyard and invite your family or roommates to join you. And join us online for a night of community with people from the insurance and reinsurance industries around the world, hearing from young people living at Covenant House and the essential workers keeping them safe.
COVID-19 will fiercely test us. But this virus us no match for a people united in hope and devoted to confronting it in common cause. Sign up to Sleep Out —virtually. Together, we will ensure that young people are not forgotten in this crisis.