There is an invisible population living on the streets of our country--homeless youths ages 18-21. Every year more than 2 million children will experience a period of homelessness. Sadly, Atlanta has a large and growing population of homeless youth. These forgotten kids are struggling every day just to survive, begging for food, money and a safe place to sleep. Many come from abusive backgrounds. Others have "aged out" of the foster care system. Others have been forced into human trafficking. Most do not have the education or training to make it on their own.
Covenant House provides a sanctuary for these children offering unconditional love and respect. The dedicated staff and volunteers help to mend these broken souls by providing opportunities and guidance as the kids begin to believe in themselves and take charge of their lives. The multi-faceted program starts with food and shelter and helps the kids progress to independent living.
To raise awareness and funds to combat homelessness and to show these kids they are not alone, Covenant House is holding a Mother's Sleep Out, where mothers will spend the night outside, experiencing an extremely, small taste of what these children have been through. If you would like join the team, please let me know. If you would like to support this event, please click "Donate Now."