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I Support Covenant House

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 59 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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 22-25 16 Responses Mar 25, 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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    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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    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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    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

    Can any of you supporters comment this youtube documentar? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqL048x4msM But I mean, to actually watch it and comment it. Or the info on this page...
    Vrime Vrime 22-25, M 11 hrs ago

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    A very insightful and important acticle Gay activists claim redefining marriage won’t hurt anyone, but that’s a lie. Just ask Canadians. May 1, 2015 (ThePublicDiscourse...
    Soniador1963 Soniador1963 51-55, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    1) I support what President Obama is trying to achieve in getting a negotiated settlement between Iran and the major nuclear powers. By engaging the leading powers on his side to...
    ProgressivelyCurious ProgressivelyCurious 61-65, M 1 Response Apr 21

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    WHO HAS BEWITCHED YOU?* Jesus said to them in the Revelations: " You foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you"? Nothing that is on the world stage now is new and has not happened...
    landisfreeman landisfreeman 51-55 6 days ago

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    Let me say this loud and clearly.... I LOVE AND SUPPORT THE POLICE!! I am proud that I support the police. I've always wanted to be a Police Officer since I was 9 years old. My...
    Jgummy123 Jgummy123 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    i support autism AWARENESS but i dont support the *** hats who think it should be cured or treated like a crippling disability. autistic people are wonderful the way they are and...
    kinkystapler kinkystapler 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 13

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    If any of the members that are having difficulties here, want a person to support them. I am here. I will gladly listen, help if I can, and try to support you.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 13

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    I do feel like the 19th century abolitionists of the future are going to be PETA and their supporters. Right now they have a mixed reputation, considered radical in some cases...
    Brontide Brontide 36-40, M Apr 19

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    I want to come out and tell my mom I want to transition to a guy. But I need some internet support. If you think being Transgender is NOT a phase, please like this. If you are...
    newprofile04 newprofile04 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 20

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    I support all of our troops and am proud to call myself an army girlfriend. It's easy for people to want to go to war as long as no one that they love have to stand on the front...
    niarafuller niarafuller 16-17, F 4 Responses Apr 25

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    I somewhat support this company, but not for the reason you think. Autism Speaks, generally speaking, is about the prevention of autistic or disabled children. The majority of the...
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    To be honest, I had to scroll down to find the right group. Some of y'all are saying you support "any and all" LGBT people, and that's nuts. Any and all, really? You're trying too...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 days ago

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    Because they are just like every other person on earth. Why shouldn't they be supported? And no, "because they're weird and gross" is not a valid argument.
    lunarsolar36 lunarsolar36 13-15, T Apr 4

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    I don't know if there is an awareness day for autism. Either way I support as I am mildly autistic myself.
    Profweird Profweird 22-25, M 4 Responses Apr 4

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    Trans people and cross dressers aren't the same thing. However I support each group fully.
    theindigoboy theindigoboy 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 5

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    I have two Autistic children in my circle of friends and those two little boys mean the world to me. I don't know if this is correct grammar but one is mildly severe, he is 15...
    youniqueviatia youniqueviatia 31-35, F Apr 5

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    I do support freedom of speech but with freedom comes responsibilities. "There is a difference though between freedom of speech and a free-for-all. Defamatory comments do not...
    TheOneYouDontWantToKnow TheOneYouDontWantToKnow 41-45, F 3 Responses Apr 6

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    I really hate the fact how half the people on this planet hate gay/bi sexual people! It really does make my blood boil how they just judge just like that and when they tell me what...
    Saaarrraaah Saaarrraaah 16-17, F 8 Responses Apr 6

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    I support the men and women who go by the book and play by the rules. The ones who understand/understood what it means to wear a uniform, badge and to carry a gun. Not the ones who...
    Mrperfectstranger Mrperfectstranger 51-55, M 5 Responses Apr 8

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    And the rights for everyone else too. I apologise that there are a lot of people using Christianity to justify their cruel views on the world, and I do not believe that it is...
    ViperaStellaris ViperaStellaris 13-15, F Apr 9

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    anyone who supports this is the reason the world sucks.everyone deserves their rights.
    DPenrose28 DPenrose28 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    I don't support this group
    mosblxx mosblxx 26-30, M 4 Responses Apr 10

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    I don't hate them, to me, they're people, like everyone. I'm fine with them, as long as I don't have to be a witness of their lifestyle. I don't criticize them, the only thing is...
    anacastlebeach anacastlebeach 13-15 7 Responses Apr 10

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    What support does a murderous Carolina officer deserve when he files a mendacious report that a suspect attempted to use his own taser against him all the while unaware that he was...
    desopaws desopaws 46-50, M Apr 10

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    It wasn't so long ago that black people were fighting for rights. How are gay people any different? Who do we hate next.. Midgets? What about gay midgets OH MY GOD!! If you only...
    StellaNoir StellaNoir 31-35, F 6 Responses Apr 10

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    So many people have disabilities of different types for different reasons,people have physical and mental disabilities.The American Disabilities Act clearly protects those with...
    flowergurl90 flowergurl90 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    I want to say that my hug school has an awesome human rights club and that this Friday is day of silence. It represents the LGBT community who can't talk about they're issues and...
    haiimlola haiimlola 16-17, F Apr 13

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    I kinda wanna hear from Marines or significant others on their opinions. So I've been with my boyfriend before boot camp, during MCT, and now about 3 weeks in to MOS we're on a...
    scandalizzzz scandalizzzz 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 15

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    I have some family relatives that are lesbians and i fully respect that. I have nothing against homosexuality but i feel that i'm more prompt for supporting it for homosexual men...
    TheWanderingWillo TheWanderingWillo 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 18

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