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Sleep Out: Executive Edition in Newark 2022

Join us on November 17, 2022


One Purpose, One Night


Everyone Deserves a Safe Place to Sleep

An increasing number of young people are facing homelessness. You can help. 

Give up your bed for one night to ensure that youth facing homelessness can sleep safely at Covenant House New Jersey (CHNJ). At CHNJ, young people are welcomed with love and respect. They can access safe shelter, nourishing food, clean clothing, and essential services like job training, education, healthcare, mental health counseling, and legal aid — all the tools they need to build futures free from homelessness.

Sleep Out is your chance to shine a light on the youth homelessness crisis and raise critical funds that help CHNJ provide young people with 24/7 support. The awareness and funds you raise translate to things like new sheets, computers, meals, and best-in-class care for youth overcoming homelessness. The experience you have comes with opportunities to learn from experts, meaningfully advocate for an end to youth homelessness, amplify stories from people with lived experience being unstably housed, and be part of a unique community.


We Sleep Out in November during Youth Homelessness Awareness Month to turn the world’s attention toward this critical issue and amplify Covenant House New Jersey’s boldest mission: to end youth homelessness. Sleep Out supports CHNJ’s efforts to address the root causes of homelessness and ensure that every young person has a safe place to sleep.


We are excited to welcome back our participants to the Newark shelter! This year's Sleep Out: Executive Edition experience will give you the option to participate in either our live Sleep Out experience OR our virtual program. Remote Sleepers will be invited to participate in the live, interactive online program with Covenant House New Jersey (CHNJ) alumni, front-line staff, and fellow Sleepers from across the state. At night, our Sleepers will give up their beds and Sleep Out in the CHNJ parking lot or in their own backyards, garages, porches, terraces, and floors across New Jersey.

Sleep Out: Executive Edition is a fundraiser that will support CHNJ's programs and services. Each participant is required to fundraise. The suggested fundraising goal is $5000.

Saquon Barkley,

Sleep Out: Executive Edition Chairman

We are excited to announce that Saquon Barkley of the New York Giants has agreed to chair our Sleep Out: Executive Edition again this year! We are so grateful for his support for this event that is crucial to provide a substantial amount of the funding we use to provide safe housing, food, clothing, and other critical resources for our young people.

 “All you have to do is take the time to get to know the kids at Covenant House New Jersey to see how good they are… They’re resilient, brave, funny, and talented. These are great kids and their futures are filled with potential. These kids deserve the best we have to offer. Support my efforts and Sleep Out!”                   

— Saquon Barkley

Thank You To Our Sponsors

The Beth Lawrence Family Foundation



To learn more about Sleep Out: Executive Edition in Newark 2022, contact ToniMarie DiPietro at [email protected] or 973-286-3425.

If you can’t join us for Sleep Out: Executive Edition in Newark 2022, consider hosting your own Sleep Out to support young people overcoming homelessness at Covenant House. 


One Purpose. One Night.