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I Support Covenant House

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 55 People

    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 32, F Mar 22, 2010

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    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 6 Responses Mar 19, 2010

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    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

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    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 Mar 24, 2010

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    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 2 Responses Mar 22, 2010

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    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

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    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 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 19, 2010

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    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

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    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

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    What Do You Do To Help Kids In Your Community?

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

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    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 1 Response Mar 22, 2010

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    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

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    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

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    Related Experiences

    This is infuriating! This is an ongoing story in Egypt at the moment: "Egypt security forces arrest 25 men for homosexuality in bath house raid" This is the link to the story...
    FryyM FryyM 22-25, M 3 Responses Dec 8

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    SAFE AT MALTA: Several years ago I was invited to an off-campus exploritorium where, at the time I was told was one of a few places in the nation, they had a live-feed to the...
    landisfreeman landisfreeman 51-55 Dec 2

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    My family doesnt support me. I told them that I liked a girl and they hated it. They think I'm this wounded puppy, when I'm just being myself. They take things so serious when its...
    JulietA93 JulietA93 13-15, F a week ago

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    My friend was my roommate for a while and a couple months ago there was a lot of drama that went down and resulted in me kicking her out of my house, telling her off, and then...
    SilentRider SilentRider 18-21, F Dec 7

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    house hunters ****** me off when they have champagne taste and a beer budget
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    My ex e-mailed me yesterday because US authorities seized his passport because he owes child support. He asked me to contact his attorney for him, which I did. Once his attorney...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 5 Responses Nov 21

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    Tbh I'm more neutral with gays like I don't support then but I'm not for them either. But technically speaking I don't support gays. Now because I don't support gays doesn't mean...
    CarthOnasi CarthOnasi 13-15, M 1 Response Dec 3

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    Well not 'very', but at least a bit supportive. 2 years ago, my brother ask me for money to make his business work. As a supportive sister, I did not asked for any interest nor...
    hopelessaddict hopelessaddict 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    Okay so this is going on day 2 (tomorrow) where I will be without medication that I need, to keep myself chemically balanced. I don't know why I didn't ask for help yesterday or...
    deademotion11 deademotion11 22-25, M Dec 10

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    i found out last fall that the college student that I am renting the spare room to is a crossdresser. when i asked him about it he was a bit defensive at first but when I assured...
    JustAGuyUSA JustAGuyUSA 56-60, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Doesn't matter what sex or sexuality you claim. Tranz-genders especially, I support you all. Your all my brothers and sisters. I could care less what you think you are as long as...
    silverthewulf silverthewulf 16-17, M 2 Responses Nov 29

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    I support Leket Israel, Israel's national food bank..... What better way to support the State of Israel than by supporting those most in need!!!
    sunnycaramelo sunnycaramelo 46-50, F 3 days ago

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    There is a distinction between the State of Israel and the Jewish people as a whole. Not all Jewish people support Israel's policies, and blaming all Jews would be like blaming all...
    RobertCarlos RobertCarlos 46-50, M Nov 22

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    I'm ever so slowly creeping out of my closet. I recently finished reading Dear John, I love Jane. After finishing the book all I could think was why didn't I read this before I got...
    TealSurf TealSurf 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Maybe this isn't a place to write about trauma -- to ask questions...to search for hope, healing, forgiveness. But maybe it is -- maybe by just sharing this one story tonight I...
    stigmafree stigmafree 31-35 1 Response 4 days ago

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    It is important to support our Troops especially after they retire from service.
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 2 days ago

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    I was at my friend Jacob's house where i was staying the night and we went to get some candy from alfies (the local food store). a little while when we were about 150 meters away...
    Theangelofdeath555 Theangelofdeath555 13-15, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Sure I support the use of drugs for MEDICAL reasons. But Not because you have a ****** life and want to get high.
    TheAnonymousTroll TheAnonymousTroll 13-15, M 2 Responses Nov 21

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    I am someone who cant stand this weed worship phase but I do support medical marijuana but to an extent for more advanced cases such as given to those goings through chemotherapy...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 21

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    I also support the medicinal use of cocaine
    NotBiasedBAM NotBiasedBAM 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 21

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    These are the best pantyhose I have found. I love the feel of them on my legs. The support the give my leg relieves my knee pain and energize my legs when I'm walking. Leggs tights...
    Adam59 Adam59 56-60, M Nov 21

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    As a pansexual man who is dating a trans man.... ... And just as a decent human being, I support equal rights for all genders, races, sexes, and people.
    themaskhero themaskhero 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 21

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    Hello EP FAMILY. I am here asking for help, My name is Citlalli Ramos, I'd like to share this exciment feeling ive got. 3 years ago, I met the most amazing guy on earth and fell...
    citlalliprincess19 citlalliprincess19 18-21, F Nov 23

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    Of course I support the U.S. troops. People take their effort for granted
    LindavdB LindavdB 16-17, F Nov 23

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    My dad is in the Air Force. I am the only one in my class to still say the pledge for the past 2 years and I go to a high school in a huge military community. I will always support...
    HappyHart5 HappyHart5 16-17, F 5 Responses Nov 23

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    My parents don't believe me, but I swear this is the devils house. My TV changes to the channel 666 by itself. I will hear dishes fall in the kitchen but when I go check nothing...
    Trinityde Trinityde 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 25

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    i am on day 3 of alcohol detox , one minute im ok next happy then tearful , i really do miss alcohol because i could disapear into a world of my own. im now sat here on the pc...
    scoobie2412 scoobie2412 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 26

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    Okay. So firstly this isn't a post about how terrible they are, by no means, They should be able to do what they want, as long as it makes them happy, it's their life. However...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F Nov 27

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    I completely support them.. You didn't/don't feel like who you were born as is who you are. What's the big deal about wanting to be what makes you happy? That makes you truly feel...
    naco26withcheese naco26withcheese 13-15, M 3 Responses Nov 29

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    If I was a girl I would be a lesbian hands down I feel like I only live for women. I love all women and everything about them That's why I support lesbians they are amazing
    JonnyBurrows10 JonnyBurrows10 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 2

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    This website has done a lot for me and the team is very understanding and open for improvement suggestions. For a long time I have considered my budget too limited to support the...
    Gentle153 Gentle153 26-30, M Dec 2

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    i am a college student with a couple of mental illnesses. the cops on my campus have been contacted and have had to take care of my 5 SEPARATE times within the last two semesters...
    Degrassi94 Degrassi94 18-21, F Dec 3

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    I really support them!! whoo!!!!!
    urumakarakura urumakarakura 22-25, F Dec 6

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    One of my friends has recently decided on a transition (FtoM so now a he). A very nice person with a great sense of humour. Sometimes telling a few jokes about his sexuality...
    all2livefor all2livefor 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 6