in Atlantic City
So Homeless Youth Don't Have To.
Why We’re Sleeping Out in Atlantic City
In any major American city, even a resort town, walk outside and you will find a homeless young person struggling to survive. You might not recognize him as homeless, that teenage boy with the torn jeans and too-large hoodie listening to music in the park with his friends, or that young girl with a broken-wheeled stroller and dark circles under her eyes. Homeless youth blend into the crowd, spending precious energy to go unnoticed.
This November, business leaders across North America will gather at Covenant Houses in the United States and Canada. They will notice these young people, hear their stories, and bear witness both to their struggles and to their steps forward into brave new lives. Then, in a statement of solidarity and open-hearted generosity, these men and women will take to the streets with cardboard and sleeping bags while the kids who live at Covenant House will go to sleep in safe, warm beds.
This will especially be met with mixed emotions at our Atlantic City site where we are celebrating 25 years of seeking and serving homeless youth in New Jersey this year. As always we lament the need for our work, recognizing the social injustices that render young people homeless, broken, and alone. Still, we thank God for our existence.
Join Us on November 20, 2014
You, too, can be a part of this international movement to help kids off the street. Commit to fundraise. Reserve a sleeping bag. Let your life be touched by a young person who has much to share. Join us this November.
Ready To Make a Difference?
- As seen on Good Morning America, the Sleep Out Movement is sweeping the nation. Watch and share this special interview with Robin Roberts featuring Kevin Ryan, Rick Van BenSchoten and one of our young people, Nigeria. Rick is a Board member and longtime supporter who has slept out every year since 2011 and most recently hosted a Corporate Edition on October 23 with his colleagues at Lenox Advisors Inc. Thank you Robin, Rick and everyone who made this possible for us!
- Special thanks to all of the participants representing Toll Brothers at our Sleep Outs in Atlantic City, New York, Orlando, and Philadelphia.
- Thank you to our BAYADA for sponsoring this year's Sleep Out: Executive Edition in Atlantic City for $2,500.
Click here to view photographs from past Sleep Out events.