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 …

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Covenant House Alaska Mentor Spotlight – Tom

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Mentor Journey This month’s Covenant House Alaska mentor spotlight is Tom Homza! Tom has served as an exceptional Rights of Passage mentor since December 2018. Tom’s motivation to become a Covenant House Alaska mentor stems from our mission statement. In the Covenant House mission statement is a phrase about serving youth “with absolute respect.” I feel this is a critical …

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A Year of Virtual Volunteers

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National Volunteer Week It’s National Volunteer week! Our volunteers are amazing. And this last year hasn’t been easy. Covenant House Alaska relies on volunteers to engage with our youth in ways no other team members can. The dedication of time and talent expresses such a profound and genuine caring for our youth. There are many ways Volunteers are involved! They …

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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 …

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Covenant House Alaska Volunteer Spotlight

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Margaret’s Story Margaret is a long-standing supporter of Covenant House Alaska. The story behind her involvement in our mission to end youth homelessness and trafficking isn’t typical. To start, Margaret’s story is wrought with hardship and tragedy. But ultimately, is a story of love and hope. First, we asked why she wanted to support Covenant House Alaska, Margaret replied: “If …

Employee Spotlight: Longtime Chief Operating Officer Takes Position with Covenant House International

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Meet Carlette Mack. Although, if you’ve interacted with Covenant House Alaska in the last 25 years you likely already know and love her. After receiving both her Bachelor’s in Psychology and Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Alaska Pacific University, Carlette started at Covenant House Alaska as an intern. At the time, her mother Mildred (whom Carlette affectionately calls MammaMack) was a case manager here at Covey. Carlette says, “I have always thought it was a …