How the Sleep Out Changed Me

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“I remember they really drilled it into me that the Sleep Out wasn’t about pretending to be homeless…” The following is an interview with Jessica Leystra, 2017 Young Professional Sleep Out Champion. Q: What’s your history with the Sleep Out? A: Well, I actually used to work at Covenant House Alaska, which is how I learned about the Young Professional …

Community Gives Back with Warm, Comforting Soup

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It’s often been said that soup is good for the soul. At Covenant House Alaska, it is much more than that. Warm and comforting soup can often be a lifesaver to many of the homeless youth who find their way to our shelter. “Having soup 24 hours a day means Covenant House cares about me,” says one CHA youth. As …

Graduation Day

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Now is the season of graduations. I have certainly been to my share of them. I attended graduation last night and I barely held it together. I was so proud of one our Covenant House grads but also a little sad that the road she had to take was so fraught with struggle and pain. Here are these kids, awkwardly …