Addi at college

Transformation Tuesday: Addi

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Our Covenant House Alaska family celebrates as we send one of our incredible youth off to college for the Fall semester! Contributed by Program Coordinator, Nicole Stuemke Addi’s Story Addi grew up in the Las Vegas area in a home where she endured years of neglect and abuse. When she was old enough, she moved to Alaska where she had …

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In Memory

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The below memoriam is written by our Chief Program Officer, Heidi Huppert. We love our youth, like our own. In our little chapel with its glass walls, we have held far too many memorial services for the young people we have lost. With the services we pull together with our Pastoral Minister and a smattering of staff that knew the …

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The Misconceptions of Male Trafficking Survivors

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By Trafficking Prevention and Intervention Team It’s National Human Trafficking Awareness Month. In an effort to spread more awareness, we want to talk about the often forgotten male survivors of trafficking and debunk a few misconceptions of trafficking. Just like young females, we know that young males are exploited at high rates; however, they are recovered at a fraction of …

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Transformation Tuesday: Finding Direction in Turbulence

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Every Tuesday, we like to share transformation stories of the youth here at Covenant House Alaska! This way, our partners and supporters can see how we make a difference together. No matter how big or small the accomplishment, we celebrate every step forward. Today’s transformation comes out of our Rapid Rehousing Program: During this trying time of COVID-19, Covenant House …

Transformation Tuesday: Making Progress in a Pandemic

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Every Tuesday, we like to share transformation stories of the youth here at Covenant House! This way, our partners and supporters can see how we make a difference together. No matter how big or small the accomplishment, we celebrate every step forward. Today’s transformations come out of our Rapid Rehousing Program: Amidst COVID-19, experiencing homelessness has certainly been a roller …

Zoryna (Zee) Lealai speaks on a panel about youth homelessness and social change

Raising Our Voices: A Look Inside the Youth Voice Summit

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The very first Youth Voice Summit took place May 30th, 2019, from 10am-5pm at Covenant House Alaska. The event, planned and organized by the Youth Task Force (YTF), was intended to inform the community about the problems and hurdles homeless Anchorage youth face. The YTF  is a diverse group of youth and young adults who have experienced homelessness and who …

My Life has Changed So Much

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“To tell you this story, I’m going to start from the beginning, back to April 1, 2017. I lived in Nome, a small town just over 1,000 miles northwest of here. What led to me to Anchorage was being homeless in the bitter months of the brutal winter, living on the streets of Nome, in temperatures that reach -20 degrees …

In Her Own Words: A Story by Taylor*

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Without Covenant House I have no idea where I would be today. I do know, however, that I would not be parenting my son and living on my own, and I certainly wouldn’t be as hopeful about my future as I am today. From a very early age, I was homeless. We spent most of our nights sleeping in parks, …