COVID-19 Update from Covenant House Alaska

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At Covenant House Alaska, our commitment to our mission is only increased during uncertain times such as these. Here are a few things to keep in mind about the unique risks that youth experiencing homelessness are facing right now: -Every young person who walks through our doors, simply by nature of needing to be here, has already experienced trauma. Uncertainty …

A Letter from our Executive Director, Alison Kear

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To our Covenant House Alaska family, donors, and supporters, We are thinking of you and your loved ones, and all who have been affected by the coronavirus outbreak and the still-unfolding ramifications our communities are facing in response. Like other agencies around the country, Covenant House Alaska is taking steps to help prevent the spread of the virus while doing …

Proof That Anything Is Possible—Meet Our Friend, Chuol

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Our Grant and Communications Writer got a chance to go visit Chuol, one of our program graduates, at his newly purchased house and to help tell his story. I’d heard a lot about Chuol from my co-workers here at Covenant House Alaska before I ever met him—the ones who’ve known him since he first enrolled in our Rights of Passage …

An End in Sight: Covenant House Alaska’s Trafficking Victim Assistance & Prevention Plan

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Sex trafficking is an all too common and prevalent problem that takes place every day in our communities. Every day at Covenant House Alaska, we are encountering young people who have either become a victim of trafficking crimes, or they have at least come into contact with people who are, or have been, involved in trafficking. “Human trafficking is undoubtedly …

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Finding the Present with David Westlake

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Meditation practice at Covenant House Alaska, led by yoga and meditation instructor David Westlake, helps our direct care staff to stay centered in the moments when it matters most. David Westlake, co-owner & co-founder of Turiyah Yoga, has made a huge impact on Covenant House Alaska (CHA) and the Anchorage community. Turiyah provides services to people who are incarcerated, and …

Dreaming Big: Part 1

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The Fellows for the 11th Class of the Children and Family Fellowship have just recently been announced! We are absolutely thrilled to share that Covenant House Alaska’s very own CEO, Alison E. Kear, has been selected as a Children and Family Fellow by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. When Alison nonchalantly walked down the hall to share the news with …

Sex traffickers target homeless youth. It’s time to end this horrible epidemic.

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In April 2017, Covenant House released a groundbreaking study that shed new light on the link between youth homelessness and human trafficking. The largest study ever of human trafficking among homeless young people, it was conducted in 10 cities nationwide, including Covenant House Alaska in Anchorage. The results were staggering. Of the 10 cities studied, Anchorage had the highest reported …

We Must End Sex Trafficking of Our Alaska Youth

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In April 2017, Covenant House released a groundbreaking study that shed new light on the link between youth homelessness and human trafficking. The largest study ever of human trafficking among homeless young people, it was conducted in 10 cities nationwide, including Covenant House Alaska in Anchorage. The results were staggering. Of the 10 cities studied, Anchorage had the highest reported …