I Support Covenant House

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 57 People

    Being Homeless

    I've often thought about what it would be like to have to sleep on the street. As a woman, this feels especially threatening. And as a young teenager, the level of fear is even more complex. I am thankful I never had to go through that experience. I've had a caring family, but...
    EPAngela EPAngela
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Mar 22, 2010

    The Strong Divide

    The situation of homelessness is worldwide and in all the major cities.  When I visited London I observed several cases of people kipping near the tube, the grim reality of any city is destituion.  This reminds me of Orwell's novel "Down and Out in Paris in...
    jophene jophene
    36-40, F
    Mar 22, 2010

    Right Around The Corner

    After doing some research on Covenant House, I just realized abruptly, that I was parked right in front of its building just about one month ago. I remember trying to guess its main function based on its logo. A soft dove. Hands outreached. Sketched freely. Colors of hope...
    HoneybushReaP HoneybushReaP
    31-35, F
    Mar 22, 2010

    I Support Covenant House Through Sixx...

    "Running Wild In The Night" is Nikki Sixx's charity, which is Auspiced through Covenant. Sister Tricia's postcards always used to make me smile. I was unable to donate for a time, but next month, I'll start again. Bless those kids always!
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman
    31-35, F
    Mar 27, 2010

    Support These Kids

    Reading these kids stories is really touching and makes me feel fortunate to be where I am. I mean, can you imaging sleeping in a cold, concrete stairwell (http://www.covenanthouse.org/kids/ana-crisis-care), or in a cemetary (http://www.covenanthouse.org/kids/antione...
    BBoyFenix17 BBoyFenix17
    26-30, M
    4 Responses Mar 19, 2010

    They Deserve Better

    Michelle's story reads like it's straight from a horror story. This is one of the many reasons why we need to help these kids. http://www.covenanthouse.org/kids/michelle-human-trafficking This reminds me of the Movie Slumdog Millionaire. In the beginning, the two main...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 19, 2010

    Close To Home

    Just came across this group on the site.  I don't know much about Covenant House, but this is a charity I can get behind.  Living near Haight Ashbury (in San Francisco), I see everyday the effect of homelessness on youth.  Just a little bit of help can go a long...
    papanel papanel
    36-40, M
    1 Response Mar 19, 2010

    To Be Young And Without A Home...

    So the issue of homelessness is not something I have always given the most thought to... honestly.  I have lived in LA and I now live San Francisco. I live in a part of town that has a lot of services, free clinics, halfway houses and so forth.  I am very much used...
    EPjake EPjake
    26-30, M
    5 Responses Mar 19, 2010

    Please Help

    I need more information, I know someone who could really benefit from a place like this. I pray it's not to late.
    mzsunzhine mzsunzhine
    26-30
    1 Response May 22, 2010

    Home Sweet Home

    Having a place to call home is something I've always taken for granted, but reading through the stories of these kids who grew up without a home make me appreciate what I have. I'm glad that places like Covenant House exist, and hope that other homeless kids, teenagers, and...
    EPLoren EPLoren
    22-25, M
    1 Response Mar 22, 2010

    What Do You Do To Help Kids In Your Community?

    What do you do to help kids in your community?
    EPKumar EPKumar
    22-25
    16 Responses Mar 25, 2010

    Covenant House Stands For...

    Covenant House stands for so much that is good (from their website): "Homeless kids have rights. They have the right to a home… the right to food… the right to guidance and an education… the right to be free from sexual, emotional, or physical abuse...
    EPArron EPArron
    26-30, M
    1 Response Mar 22, 2010

    Closest To Homeless I Ever Got

    Once, when I was in 2nd grade. I missed the bus to go home, and the school administration couldn't contact my parents. I was worried that my parents would never come and pick me up or forgot about me; it was so traumatic I still remember it today. Being lonely is a very scary...
    kagu kagu
    26-30
    Mar 24, 2010

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