So Homeless Youth Don't Have To.
Join Us on November 19, 2015Join us and local business leaders as we sleep out on November 19th, 2015 to raise awareness and funds for homeless and disconnected youth at Covenant House Washington.
The need for your help is real! Did you know that Greater Washington has one of the highest rates of homelessness and childhood poverty in the nation? The purpose of Covenant House Washington is to protect young people from the streets and dangerous living situations, and to enhance their lives through beneficial services designed to ease the transition into adulthood and to continuously advocate on behalf of youth in crisis. Join us in changing the lives of young people in the Greater Washington Region. Sleep outside on November 19th so our youth don’t have to!
What's the problem?
Each year in the U.S. alone, as many as 2 million youth experience a period of homelessness, and every year more than 5,000 of these young people lose their lives to the streets. Their hope and promise are lost forever unless they find someone like Covenant House to love and care for them.
Covenant House serves these kids every year, in dozens of cities across six countries, but every day brings another knock on our door another tired, cold, frightened child looking for safety and comfort, looking for a chance for something better than the hard, lonely streets.
How does Sleep Out help?
Young people are changed by every interaction with someone who genuinely cares for them. We see this come true the first morning after a young person has found a bed in our shelter. They stand a little taller and they face the world with more courage. Their dreams become a little more reachable every time they hear, "You can do it," or "I believe in you."
The Sleep Out offers every participant the chance to be someone who cares. And the funds raised by Sleep Out participants are put to work immediately, keeping the lights on and the doors open for the next young person brave enough to come inside.
Watch what others think about the experience.
Sleep Out: Executive Edition 2015 - Washington