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Alexis Brickner

Sleep Out America 2020

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Youth experiencing homelessness are faced with a new crisis as COVID-19 sweeps the country.

Covenant House provides shelter, safety, and loving care young people facing homelessness and trafficking in 31 cities across the United States, Canada, and Central America. In all 31 cities, every bed is full nearly every night. These young people cannot be sent home because Covenant House is their home. And will remain their home for as long as they need.

To meet this unprecendented crisis, Covenant House is serving hundreds more meals each week. Storage rooms, drop-in centers, and offices have been turned into quarantine spaces where staff can safely care for sick kids in isolation. These staff need medical and cleaning supplies, so they can stop the virus from spreading throughout the shelter. Beyond the health risks, the economic and social implications of the virus are already wreaking havoc on the lives of youth at Covenant House, more than 85% of whom have lost their jobs. Our support is their lifeline.

I am giving up my bed for one night so young people can sleep safely at Covenant House.

I will sleep in an uncomfortable place for one night in solidarity with thousands of young people who have nowhere else to go do every night. The Sleep Out is a way to show these young people that we care.

Please consider supporting my Sleep Out however you can. Click the blue "Support Me" button to give. Every donation, no matter the size, shows young people at Covenant House that they are not alone. Thank you.