Executive Edition: New Orleans

Business Leaders
Sleeping Outside
in New Orleans
So Homeless Youth Don't Have To.

We Did It!

On November 19, 149 business leaders spent an evening with homeless young people, then took to the wet, dreary streets to spend a night on the pavement. Together, they raised more than $425,000 to support our work.

These brave men and women are part of an international Movement; they were joined by others in cities from coast to coast. In all, more than 1,000 people took to the streets, raising more than $6,500,000.

We'll be back on November 17, 2016. Reserve your sleeping bag now.

Sleep Out: Executive Edition 2015 - New Orleans

Goal:
$400,000.00
Achieved:
$428,143.21

107 percent of goal achieved.













What's the problem?

Tulane’s Cowen Institute estimates there are 26,000 “opportunity youth” in the New Orleans area - who are neither employed nor enrolled in school. Thousands of them are also homeless, with no safe place to lay their heads at night. Neglected, abused, and exploited - they are all good kids who deserve a chance. Most suffer from severe trauma following years of physical and/or sexual abuse - and exposure to the violence of the streets. Basic needs like a hearty meal, a warm bed, and safe shelter are true luxuries. Covenant House is their safe haven.

How does Sleep Out help?

When you Sleep Out - it means they don’t have to. Young people are changed by every interaction with someone who genuinely cares for them. The Sleep Out offers every participant the chance to be someone who cares. All the funds you raise are put to work immediately - providing food, clothing, shelter, medical & behavioral healthcare, individual & family counseling, job readiness training & placement, educational support, life skills development, short & long-term housing, and more.In the past three years, our average daily census has increased from 45 to 139 kids per night and we’ve recently been averaging about 145 per night. By sleeping out, you will show them they are not alone.

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Sleep Out: Executive Edition 2015 - New Orleans

Goal:
$400,000.00
Achieved:
$428,143.21

107 percent of goal achieved.