How you can improve Alaska’s beleaguered human trafficking laws

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Jan. 21, 2022 By Sam Buisman – Covenant House Alaska Staff Writer Working to end human trafficking in Alaska is central to our mission at Covenant House Alaska. Yet, this will likely remain an uphill battle for as long as our laws remain in their current state. Alaska’s human trafficking laws fail to address the breadth of trafficking crimes committed …

Thank you to our veterans from Covenant House Alaska

Covenant House Alaska Thanks our Veterans

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Nov. 11, 2021 By Sam Buisman – Covenant House Alaska Staff Writer In honor of Veterans Day, Covenant House Alaska extends the most gracious of thanks to our country’s veterans and active-duty servicemembers.  We recognize that our staff, volunteers and Alaska is privileged to include many veterans, and we thank all of them for their service. Their selfless devotion to …

Jacquii with a Cue on Indigenous Peoples’ Day

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10/11/21 By Jacquii Cue, Covenant House Alaska Ambassador In celebration of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, we’d like to introduce you to one of our Covenant House Alaska ambassadors, Jacquii with a Cue from Kotzebue. We have asked her to share her perspective on Indigenous Peoples’ day because we believe fully in using our platform to spark conversation and spread awareness around …

Honoring Audri at Covenant House Alaska on Indigenous Peoples’ Day

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10/11/21 By Covenant House International On Indigenous Peoples’ Day, we are proud to honor our native sisters and brothers working in Covenant House sites across the countries where we operate services for young people facing homelessness. Audriana “Audri” Foss is from the Dena’ina and Yupik tribes from Pedro Bay, on Lake Iliamna, which is one of five of the smallest …

Covenant House Alaska's Fight Against Human Trafficking

Covenant House Alaska’s Fight Against Human Trafficking

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10/1/21 By Sam Buisman — Covenant House Alaska Staff Writer Every day at Covenant House Alaska, we serve young people who are enduring or are susceptible to exploitation.  With nearly three in 10 of the youth we serve having experienced some form of human trafficking, combatting this incomparable evil is a tenant of our programming at Covenant House Alaska. Our …

Suicide Prevention at Covenant House Alaska

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9/10/21 By Sam Buisman – Covenant House Alaska Staff Writer Today marks the 19th annual World Suicide Prevention Day, and we at Covenant House Alaska want to honor this day with an honest discussion on the scale of this problem and reflection on the work we do to abate it. Suicide prevention is integrated into our day-to-day operations at Covenant …