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I Support Covenant House

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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